Akanksha Mehta, MD

Akanksha  Mehta, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology

Clinical Practice Sites

Emory University Hospital
(404) 778-5866

Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
(404) 778-8376

Emory Reproductive Center
(404) 778-3401

Undergraduate Education

Brown University, Providence, RI
B. Sc. (Biology), 1998-2002; Honors
B.A. (International Relations), 1998-2002;
Magna cum laude

Medical School

Alpert Medical School at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI (2002-2006) 

General Surgery Internship

Alpert Medical School at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI (2006-2007)

Urology Residency

Alpert Medical School at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI (2007-2011)

Male Reproductive Medicine & Microsurgery Fellowship

Weill Cornell Medical College/New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY (2011-2013)

Board Certification

American Board of Urology (2015)

Clinical and Academic Appointments

Alpert Medical School at Brown University (2006-2011)
Weill Cornell Medical College (2011-2013)
Emory University School of Medicine (2013-current)

Primary Clinical Interests

Male Infertility
Klinefelter Syndrome
Hypogonadism/Low Testosterone
Erectile Dysfunction
Sexual Dysfunction
Ejaculatory Dysfunction
Peyronie's Disease
Non-Scalpel Vasectomy
Vasectomy Reversal

All Areas of Clinical Interest

Fertility Preservation
Testicular Cancer
Kidney stones
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

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About Dr. Mehta

Dr. Akanksha Mehta is an Assistant Professor of Urology at Emory University School of Medicine.

Dr. Mehta graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, with double Bachelor degrees; Science (Biology) and International Relations. Dr. Mehta attended Alpert Medical School at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI, where she also did her General Surgery internship and Urology residency. She then completed a fellowship in Male Infertility and Microsurgery at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York, NY, before joining Emory Urology in 2013, as the inaugural Health Services Scholar. Dr. Mehta is a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology (2015).

Dr. Mehta’s clinical interests lie in the area of male reproductive and sexual medicine, and microsurgery. She currently serves at the Director of Male Reproductive Health at Emory Urology, and is a Guest Researcher in the Division of Reproductive Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Mehta's research interests lie in studying the impact of male factor infertility on clinical outcomes following the use of assisted reproductive technologies, as well as the recovery of sexual function among prostate cancer survivors. She is the recent recipient of a Urology Care Foundation Research Scholar award for her work.

Dr. Mehta currently serves as the Director of Undergraduate Medical Education, and is closely involved in teaching and mentoring medical students and urology residents. She has authored several book chapters and peer-reviewed publications in Urology, and has presented at both regional and national meetings.

Outside of Urology, Dr. Mehta maintains a keen interest in International Health; she has been involved in providing clinical care in Cambodia, Kenya, and Bangladesh.

Honors & Awards

Society for Male Reporduction and Urology Prize Paper (2014)
"What is Infertility Treatment Center Websites Telling Couples About Male Factor Infertility?"
American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Annual Meeting 2014

Best Scientific Poster (2013)
American Urological Association (AUA)

Lonnie Russel Trainee Travel Award (2013)
American Society of Andrology

Elisabeth Pickett Research Award (2012)
Society of Women in Urology

NIH Trainee Travel Award (2012)
American Society of Andrology

Men's Health Traveling Fellowship Award, AUA National Meeting (2010)
Society for the Study of Male Reproduction (SSMR)

Best Medical Student Scientific Poster (2006)
Annual Rhode Island ACP

Best Medical Student Scientific Poster (2004)
Annual Rhode Island ACP

Babette and Peter Stewart Prize (2002)
Brown University

Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Honor Society (2002)
Brown University

Royce Fellowship Grant (2000)
Brown University


Stahl P and Mehta A. Concordance Among Sperm DNA Integrity Assays and Semen Parameters. Fertility and Sterility 2015 [E-pub in progress].

Boulet SL, Mehta A, Kissin D, Warner DL, Kawwass J, Jamieson D. Trends in use of and reproductive outcomes associated with intracytoplasmic sperm injection. Journal of the American Medical Association 313(3): 255-63, 2015.

Mehta A, Clearman T, Paduch DA. Safety and Efficacy of Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Adolescents with Klinefelter Syndrome. Journal of Urology 191(5 Suppl): 1527-31, 2014.

Mehta A, Mielnik A, Bolyakov A, Prossnitz ER, Schlegel PN, Paduch DA. Activation of GPER-1 Estradiol Receptor Down Regulates Production of Testosterone in Isolated Rat Leydig Cells And Adult Human Testis. PLOS One 15: 9(4): e92425, 2014.

Vaucher L, Funaro M, Mehta A, Mielnik A, Schlegel PN, Paduch DA. Novel Methylation Specific Real Time PCR Test for the Diagnosis of Klinefelter Syndrome. Asian Journal of Andrology 16(5): 684-8, 2014.

Mehta A, Sigman M. Identification and Preparation of Sperm for ART. Urology Clinics of North America 41(1): 16-180, 2014.

Mehta A, Hsiao W, King P, Schlegel PN. Perioperative Celecoxib Reduces Opioid Use in Patients Undergoing Testicular Surgery: A Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial. Journal of Urology 190(5): 1834-1338, 2013.

Mehta A
, Bolyakov A, Roosma J, Schlegel PN, Paduch DA. Successful Sperm Retrieval in Adolescents with Klinefelter Syndrome Treated with At Least One Year of Topical Testosterone and Aromatase Inhibitor. Fertility and Sterility 100(4), 970-974, 2013.

Mehta A
, Bolyakov A, Sultan RC, Vaucher L, Mielnik A, Kiper J, Paduch DA. Testosterone Levels Do Not Decline with Age in Healthy Men. Open Journal of Urology 3, 173-178, 2013.

Mehta A
, Goldstein M. Microsurgical Varicocelectomy. Asian Journal of Andrology 15(1): 56-60, 2013.

Mehta A
, Li PS. Male Infertility Microsurgical Training. Asian Journal of Andrology 15(1): 61-66, 2013.

Mehta A
, Stember D, O’Brien K, Mulhall JP. Defining the Etiology of Erectile Dysfunction in men with Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome. Andrology 1(3):483-486, 2013.

Mehta A
, Miner M, Sigman M. Assessment of EndoPAT Scores in Men with Vasculogenic and Non-Vasculogenic Erectile Dysfunction. International Journal of Clinical Practice 67(1); 46-51, 2013.

Mehta A
, Paduch DA. Klinefelter Syndrome: An Argument for Early Aggressive Hormonal and Fertility Management. Fertility and Sterility 98(2): 274-283, 2012.

Mehta A
, Goldstein M. Varicocele Repair for Non-Obstructive Azoospermia. Current Opinions in Urology 22(6): 507-512, 2012.

Maddox M, El Akish S, Mehta A, Pareek G, Mangray S, Haleblian G. Histopathologic Changes after Bipolar Resection of the Prostate: Depth of Penetration of Bipolar Thermal Injury. Journal of Endourology 26(10): 1367-1371, 2012.

Mehta A
, Deveci S, Mulhall JP. Efficacy Of A Penile Variable Tension Loop In Improving Climacturia Following Radical Prostatectomy. British Journal of Urology International 111(3): 500-504, 2012.

Mehta A
, Malek-Jones M, Bolyakov A, Mielnik A, Schlegel P, Paduch DA. Methylation Specific PCR Allows For Fast Diagnosis of X Chromosome Disomy and Reveals Skewed Inactivation of X Chromosome in Men with Klinefelter Syndrome. Journal of Andrology 33(5): 955-962, 2012.

Mehta A
, Jarow J, Maples P, Sigman M. Defining the “normal” post-ejaculate urinalysis. Journal of Andrology 33(5): 917-920, 2012.

Mehta A
, Machan J, Caldamone AA. Renal Damage Risk Assessment in Vesicoureteral Reflux: A Pilot Study. Dialogues in Pediatric Urology 32(3): 5-7, 2011.

Mehta A
, Patel MB, Caldamone AA. Ureterocele Presenting as Perineal Mass. Dialogues in Pediatric Urology 30(3): 12-13, 2009.

Mehta A
, Sigman M. Penile Rehabilitation after Radical Prostatectomy. Rhode Island Medical Journal 92(10): 331-335, 2009.

Mehta A
, Sigman M. The Adult Urologist’s Perspective on Management of Varicoceles in the Pediatric Population. Dialogues in Pediatric Urology 30(2): 2-4, 2008.

Senya C, Mehta A, et al. Spectrum of Opportunistic Infections in Hospitalised, HIV-infected Patients in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. International Journal of STD & AIDS 14(6): 411-416, 2003.

Sbai H, Mehta A, DeGroot A. Use of T Cell Epitopes for Vaccine Development. Current Drug Targets – Infectious Disorders 1(1): 303-313, 2001.