Anuj Mehta, MD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine

My main area of research interest is health-services and comparative effectiveness research in ICU outcomes. One major area of focus involves outcomes of patients receiving mechanical ventilation in the hospital. Our goal is to define the epidemiology of this group of critically ill patients over the last 2 decades and see how important hospital outcome measures such as mortality and length of stay have changed. We are looking at disease-specific mortality rates over times to see if there have been improvements for some conditions and not others. Our goal is to be able to identify practice pattern variation based on cause of respiratory failure and see how this variation is associated with outcomes.
Another major research focus is defining the epidemiology of tracheostomy utilization over time among patients receiving mechanical ventilation. We are investigating how outcomes such as mortality, discharge home, and length of stay are associated with timing of tracheostomy in the real world setting. Furthermore, we are attempting to determine what factors influence decisions related to proceeding with early tracheostomy as well as hospital-level variation in early tracheostomy utilization.

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  1. Law AC, Stevens JP, Choi E, Shen C, Mehta AB, Yeh RW, Walkey AJ. Days out of Institution after Tracheostomy and Gastrostomy Placement in Critically Ill Older Adults. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2022 03; 19(3):424-432.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34388080; PMCID: PMC8937225; DOI: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.202106-649OC;
  2. Mehta AB. Misclassification of State Crisis Standards of Care Guidelines. Chest. 2022 02; 161(2):e135. PMID: 35131073
  3. Mehta AB, Matlock D, Douglas IS. Association of Proximity to a Long-Term Acute Care Hospital With Hospital Tracheostomy Practices. Crit Care Med. 2022 01 01; 50(1):93-102. PMID: 34166292; PMCID: PMC9078375; DOI: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000005146;
  4. Mehta AB, Lockhart S, Reed K, Griesmer C, Glasgow RE, Moss M, Douglas IS, Morris MA. Drivers of Burnout Among Critical Care Providers: A Multicenter Mixed-Methods Study. Chest. 2022 May; 161(5):1263-1274. PMID: 34896094; PMCID: PMC9131031; DOI: 10.1016/j.chest.2021.11.034;
  5. Steel TL, Afshar M, Edwards S, Jolley SE, Timko C, Clark BJ, Douglas IS, Dzierba AL, Gershengorn HB, Gilpin NW, Godwin DW, Hough CL, Maldonado JR, Mehta AB, Nelson LS, Patel MB, Rastegar DA, Stollings JL, Tabakoff B, Tate JA, Wong A, Burnham EL. Research Needs for Inpatient Management of Severe Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome: An Official American Thoracic Society Research Statement. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2021 10 01; 204(7):e61-e87. PMID: 34609257; PMCID: PMC8528516; DOI: 10.1164/rccm.202108-1845ST;
  6. Mehta AB, Douglas IS. Misclassification of Safety Net Hospitals With National Data. Chest. 2021 10; 160(4):e372-e373. PMID: 34625189
  7. Mehta AB, Wynia MK. Crisis Standards of Care-More Than Just a Thought Experiment? Hastings Cent Rep. 2021 09; 51(5):53-55. PMID: 34529853
  8. Mehta AB, Walkey AJ, Curran-Everett D, Matlock D, Douglas IS. Stability of Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders in Hospitalized Adults: A Population-Based Cohort Study. Crit Care Med. 2021 02 01; 49(2):240-249.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33264125; PMCID: PMC7855253; DOI: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000004726;
  9. Gershon AS, Lindenauer PK, Wilson KC, Rose L, Walkey AJ, Sadatsafavi M, Anstrom KJ, Au DH, Bender BG, Brookhart MA, Dweik RA, Han MK, Joo MJ, Lavergne V, Mehta AB, Miravitlles M, Mularski RA, Roche N, Oren E, Riekert KA, Schoenberg NC, Stukel TA, Weiss CH, Wunsch H, Africk JJ, Krishnan JA. Informing Healthcare Decisions with Observational Research Assessing Causal Effect. An Official American Thoracic Society Research Statement. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2021 01 01; 203(1):14-23.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33385220; PMCID: PMC7781125; DOI: 10.1164/rccm.202010-3943ST;
  10. Zaeh SE, Mehta AB. Prognosis for Mechanically Ventilated Patients: A Moving Target. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2020 06; 17(6):682-683. PMID: 32469649; PMCID: PMC7258418; DOI: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.202003-242ED;
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2007 Cornell University: MD: Class Speaker, Class President, James Blankenship Scholar, Class Advocate Award
2007 Cornell University: Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
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ICU Outcomes Comparative Effectiveness Research
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