Jay Mehta, MD, MS

Jay Mehta, MD, MS
Jay Mehta, MD, MS, is an attending physician with the Division of Rheumatology and the Associate Program Director of the Pediatrics Residency Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Nevada, Reno, NV

Internship

Pediatrics - University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO

Residency

Pediatrics - University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO

Fellowship

Pediatric Rheumatology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Postdoctoral Fellow in Translational Medicine and Therapeutics - University of Pennsylvania Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Pediatric Rheumatology
Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

MS in Translational Research - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
M.Ed - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Pediatric Rheumatologist

Associate Program Director, Pediatrics Residency Program

Fellowship Program Director, Pediatric Rheumatology

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2019

Hinze CH, Foell D, Johnson AL, Spalding SJ, Gottlieb BS, Mehta J, et al.: Serum S100A8/A9 and S100A12 Levels in Children with Polyarticular Forms of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Relationship to Maintenance of Clinical Inactive Disease During and Flare after Discontinuation of Anti-TNF Therapy. Arthritis Rheumatol 71(3): 451-459, Mar 2019.

Kushner CJ, Tarazi M, Gaffney RG, Feng R, Ardalan K, Brandling-Bennett HA, Castelo-Coccio L, Chang JC, Chiu YE, Gmuca S, Hunt RD, Kahn PJ, Knight AM, Mehta J, Pearson DR, Treat JR, Wan J, Yeguez AC, Concha JSS, Patel B, Okawa J, Arkin LM, Werth VP: Evaluation of the reliability and validity of the cutaneous lupus erythematosus disease area and severity index (CLASI) in pediatric cutaneous lupus among pediatric dermatologists and rheumatologists. Br J Dermatol 180(1): 165-71, Jan 2019.

2018

Cooper JC, Rouster-Stevens K, Wright TB, Hsu JJ, Klein-Gitelman MS, Ardoin SP, Schanberg LE, Brunner HI, Eberhard BA, Wagner-Weiner L, Mehta J, Haines K, McCurdy DK, Phillips TA, Huang Z, von Scheven E; CARRA registry investigators.: Pilot study comparing the childhood arthritis and rheumatology research alliance consensus treatment plans for induction therapy of juvenile proliferative lupus nephritis. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J 16(1): 65, Oct 2018.

Cooper JC, Rouster-Stevens K, Wright TB, Hsu JJ, Klein-Gitelman MS,  Ardoin SP, Schanberg LE, Brunner HI, Eberhard BA, Wagner-Weiner L, Mehta J, Haines K, McCurdy DK, Phillips TA, Huang Z and von Scheven E: Pilot study comparing the childhood arthritis and rheumatology research alliance consensus treatment plans for induction therapy of juvenile proliferative lupus nephritis  Pediatr Rheumatol 16: 65, Oct 2018.

Mor-Vaknin N, Rivas M, Legendre M, Mohan S, Yuanfan Y, Mau T, Johnson A, Huang B, Zhao L, Kimura Y, Spalding SJ, Morris PW, Gottlieb BS, Onel K, Olson JC, Edelheit BS, Shishov M, Jung LK, Cassidy EA, Prahalad S, Passo MH, Beukelman T, Mehta J, Giannini EH, Adams BS, Lovell DJ, Markovitz DM.: High Levels of DEK Autoantibodies in Sera of Patients With Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and With Early Disease Flares Following Cessation of Anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor Therapy. Arthritis and Rheumatology 70(4): 594-605, April 2018.

Lovell DJ, Johnson AL, Huang B, Gottlieb BS, Morris PW, Mehta J, et al. Risk, Timing and Predictors of Disease Flare after Discontinuation of Anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) Therapy in Children with Polyarticular Forms of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) in Clinical Inactive Disease. Arthritis & Rheumatology March 2018 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

2017

Gmuca, S; Lieberman S; Mehta J: Pediatric Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder and Sjögren Syndrome: More Common Than Previously Thought? Journal of Rheumatology 44(6): 959-960, Jun 2017.

2016

Mehta J: Moving towards optimal therapy in paediatric rheumatology. Nat Rev Rheumatol. 12(4): 242, 2016.

2014

Pillai S, Mehta J, Levin T, Muzumdar H, Nandalike K: Shrinking lung syndrome presenting as an initial pulmonary manifestation of SLE. Lupus 23(11): 1201-3, Oct 2014.

2012

Mehta J, Cron RQ: NFATc1 (NFAT2) is increased in murine and human lupus T cells. Arthritis and Rheumatism 64(4): 1294, April 2012.

Mehta J: Laboratory testing in pediatric rheumatology. Pediatric Clinics of North America 59(2): 263-84, April 2012.

2010

Mehta J, Genin A, Brunner M, Scalzi E, Arunachalam A, Mishra N, Kozak J, Mishra N, Beukelman T, and Cron RQ: Prolonged CD154 Expression in Pediatric Lupus CD4 T cells correlates with increased CD154 transcription, increased NFAT activity, and glomerulonephritis  Arthritis and Rheumatism 62(8): 2499-509, August 2010.

Books

Chapters

2018

Mehta J: Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. The Merck Manual. Robert S. Porter (eds.). Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp, 20th Edition: 2694-5, 2018.

2017

Mehta J: "Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis", "Tendinitis and Tendinosis", "Transient Synovitis" The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult, 8e 2017.

Posters and Presentations

Invited Lectures

2019

Mehta J. "Characteristics of a Good Teacher", Open Medical Institute Seminar on Medical Education, Mexico City, Mexico. Mar, 2019.

Mehta J. "Developing Goals and Objectives", Open Medical Institute Seminar on Medical Education, Mexico City, Mexico. Mar, 2019.

Mehta J. "Workshop on Giving Feedback", Open Medical Institute Seminar on Medical Education, Mexico City, Mexico. Mar, 2019.

Mehta J. "Workshop on Teaching Procedures", Open Medical Institute Seminar on Medical Education, Mexico City, Mexico. Mar, 2019.

Mehta J. "The Pediatric Rheumatology Advanced Musculoskeletal and Laboratory Evaluation", The Open Medical Institute CHOP Salzburg Seminar on Pediatric Orthopedics, Salzburg, Austria. Jan, 2019.

Mehta J. "Acute and Chronic Arthritis", The Open Medical Institute CHOP Salzburg Seminar on Pediatric Orthopedics, Salzburg, Austria. Jan, 2019.

2018

Mehta J. "Needs Assessment Informing the Development of the CHOP Center for Excellence in Medical Education", Academies Collaborative National Meeting, Austin, TX. Oct, 2018.

Mehta J. "Pediatric Rheumatology Year in Review", American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting, Chicago, IL. Oct, 2018.

Mehta J. "Teaching Rheumatology in the Clinic and at the Bedside", American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting, Chicago, IL. Oct, 2018.

Mehta J. "Review of Pediatric Rheumatology." Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Pediatrics Residency Conference. May, 2018.

Mehta J. "Pediatric Rheumatology: Red Flags and Red Herrings." Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds, Roanoke, VA. May, 2018.

Mehta J. "Personal and Contextual Factors which Shape Career Inflection Points__: An Exploratory Qualitative Study at 4 Institutions". American Association of Medical College Northeast Group on Educational Affairs Annual Meeting, Hempstead, NY. Apr, 2018.

2017

Mehta J. "Pediatric Systemic Lupus Erythematosus", Marshall University Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds, Huntington, WV. May, 2017.

Mehta J. "Review of Pediatric Rheumatology", Marshall University Department of Pediatrics Residents Conference, Huntington, WV. May, 2017. 

Awards and Honors

2019, CHOP Faculty Teaching Honor Roll

2018, Philadelphia's Best Doctors, Philadelphia Magazine

2017, American College of Rheumatology Clinician Scholar Educator Award

2016-2018, American College of Rheumatology Pediatric Visiting Professor

2014, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Lewis M. Fraad Award for Excellence in Resident Teaching

2008-2010, American College of Rheumatology Research and Education Fund Physician Scientist Development Award

2007, University of Pennsylvania Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics Research Training Fellowship

2003, University of Nevada School of Medicine Valedictory Speaker

2003, University of Nevada School of Medicine Outstanding Fellow Classmate

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2017-present, Ad hoc reviewer, Journal of Graduate Medical Education
2015-present, Ad hoc reviewer, Pediatric Rheumatology

Academic and Institutional Committees

2018-present, Steering Co-Chair, Center for Leadership and Innovation in Medical Education, CHOP
2018-present, Education Committee, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
2018-present, Clinical Affairs Committee
2017-present, Director, Medical Student Elective, University of Pennsylvania/CHOP
2017-present, Intern Selection Committee
2015-present, Rheumatology Performance Evaluation Committee
2015-present, Rheumatology Clinical Competency Committee

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations
International

2012-present, Childhood Sjogren Syndrome International Working Group

 - 2012-present, Leader

National

2018-present, American Academy of Pediatrics

 - 2018-present, PREP Rheumatology Advisory Board

2009-present, American College of Rheumatology

 - 2018-present, Pediatric Special Committee, Chair

 - 2010-present, Mentoring Interest Group for Pediatric Rheumatologists, Steering Committee

2006-present, Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance

 - 2017-2020, Vice-Chair, Scleroderma, Vasculitis, Autoinflammatory and Rare Diseases Committee

 - 2017-present, Leader, Medical Education Research Working Group

 - 2006-present, SLE Committee