Shail B. Mehta, MD

Shail B. Mehta, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

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Clinical and Research Interests

My clinical and research interests are focused on bronchiectasis and nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) disease. Currently, I am working with the laboratory Dr. Shabaana Khader to understand the pathophysiology of NTM infections.  Along with Dr. Thomas Bailey and Dr. Carlos Mejia, I direct the multidisciplinary pulmonary NTM clinic.  We participate in clinical trials and basic scientific studies for patients with bronchiectasis and NTM disease.

I also work for the US Public Health Service on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Shiprock, New Mexico. I have established a longitudinal pulmonary-critical care outreach program at Washington University with the Indian Health Service (IHS) in Shiprock. As part of the Global Health faculty at Washington University, I am developing an elective rotation with the IHS for internal medicine residents and pulmonary-critical care fellows.

Education and Training

  • 2003 – Bachelor of Science In Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University
  • 2008 – Doctor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
  • 2008 – 2011 Internal Medicine Residency, University of Michigan Hospitals
  • 2015 – 2016 Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care, Washington University School of Medicine
  • 2016 – 2019 Post Doctoral Research Scholar, Washington University School of Medicine
  • 2019 – Assistant Professor of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine

Honors and Awards

  • 2003 Departmental and University Honors, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and Sigma Xi Honor Society
  • 2005 – 2008 National Health Service Corps Full Tuition Scholarship
  • 2011 Best Poster Presentation Award, Internal Medicine Research Symposium, University of Michigan
  • 2015 – 2016 Teaching Fellow of the Year, Washington University School of Medicine
  • 2017 – 2018 Administrative Chief Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine


View Dr. Shail Mehta’s research publications on PubMed