Professor Mehta is a Consultant Haematologist and Physician at the Royal Free Hospital in London, part of the Department of Haematology of University College London School of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate training at Cambridge University and King’s College Hospital. He then trained in General Internal Medicine at King’s College Hospital and Hammersmith Hospital in London and in Haematology at the Hammersmith Hospital. His Doctorate in Medicine was sponsored by the Medical Research Council and he spent two years examining molecular mechanisms underlying aplastic anaemia at the Imperial College, London. He has been in his current post since 1986. He is Clinical Director of one of the nationally designated Lysosomal Storage Disorders Units, which focus on multidisciplinary assessment and treatment of LSDs. This is one of the largest centres for adult patients with inherited metabolic diseases in the UK, and he works with a team of nurses, physicians and researchers who are committed to developing and delivering care to patients and families.
He is also the Head of the Myeloma service in the largest hospital in London. The service is provided by 4 consultants and 4 nurses, who provide high quality clinical services as well as running clinical and laboratory research.
He is a senior examiner in Haematology and Medicine at the University of London and with the Royal College of Pathologists. He is the author of 3 books, more than 40 Chapters and over 300 publications in peer reviewed journals.