Anuj Mehta, MD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School 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. Day GL, Havranek EP, Campbell EG, Mehta AB. Applying Intersectionality to Better Characterize Health Care Disparities for Critically Ill Adults. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2023 Apr 19. PMID: 37074149
  2. Mehta AB, Taylor JK, Day G, Lane TC, Douglas IS. Disparities in Adult Patient Selection for Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in the United States: A Population-Level Study. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2023 Apr 06. PMID: 37021958
  3. Lange AV, Mehta AB, Bekelman DB. How Important is Spirometry for Identifying Patients with COPD Appropriate for Palliative Care? J Pain Symptom Manage. 2023 Mar; 65(3):e181-e187. PMID: 36423798
  4. 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;
  5. Mehta AB. Misclassification of State Crisis Standards of Care Guidelines. Chest. 2022 02; 161(2):e135. PMID: 35131073
  6. 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;
  7. 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;
  8. 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;
  9. Mehta AB, Douglas IS. Misclassification of Safety Net Hospitals With National Data. Chest. 2021 10; 160(4):e372-e373. PMID: 34625189
  10. 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
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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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