Akanksha Mehta, MD

Akanksha  Mehta, MDSenior Associate of Urology

Clinical Practice Sites

Emory University Hospital
(404) 778-5866

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

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 (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 – Eligible

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

Infertility
Erectile Dysfunction
Vasectomy Consult

All Areas of Clinical Interest

Sexual dysfunction
Peyronie's disease
Kidney stones
Elective sterilization
varicocele
infertility
kidney stones
vasectomy
Peyronie's disease

Year Started Practice:

2011

Year Started at Emory:

2013

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About Dr. Mehta

Dr. Akanksha Mehta is a Senior Associate and Health Services Scholar in the Department 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 medical school at Alpert Medical School at Brown University in 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.

Dr. Mehta’s clinical and research interests lie in the area of male reproductive medicine, sexual medicine, and microsurgery. She is a member of the American Urologic Association, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, and the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction. In addition to her clinical responsibilities at Emory, Dr. Mehta is pursuing a Master’s of Science in Clinical Research at the Rollins School of Public Health. To this end, she will also be conducting epidemiological research through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the impact of male factor infertility on clinical outcomes following the use of assisted reproductive technologies. 

Dr. Mehta 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 and Kenya, and has more recently completed a medical mission in Pediatric Urology to Bangladesh.

Honors & Awards

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

Publications

Mehta A, Sigman M. Identification and Preparation of Sperm for ART. Urology Clinics of North America 2013 [E-pub in progress].

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 2013 [E-pub in progress].

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 2013 [E-pub in progress].

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 2013; 3(4).

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.