Raised in a family of doctors in India, Dr. Mehta is a third-generation physician and three of her siblings, as well as her husband, are doctors. From an early age, she was able to observe the discrepancies that exist in health care between rich and poor, and men and women, and chose to work in gynecology to do her part to strike a balance. Dr. Mehta has been working with women in need since she began her medical education more than 25 years ago. Her years of experience have convinced her that a healthy mother is essential for a healthy family and a conduit for life-saving hygiene and education.
Dr. Mehta has organized and participated in gynecological health care camps in underserved communities in New York City, and in Honduras, and has been an HIV educator in Ethiopia. Her research and opinions on women’s health and best medical practices have been published in peer-reviewed journals and medical texts.