Faculty Profile

Akanksha Mehta, MD

Akanksha Mehta, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Urology, Department of Urology, Emory University School of Medicine

Director, Male Reproductive Health, Department of Urology, Emory University SOM

Program Director, Urology Residency Training Program, Emory University SOM

Director, Undergraduate Medical Education, Department of Urology, Emory University SOM

Email: akanksha.mehta@emory.edu

Certification

American Board of Urology

Bio-Summary

Dr. Mehta graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in Providence, RI, with a Bachelor of Science (Biology) and a Bachelor of Art (International Relations). She then earned her MD and did her general surgery internship and urology residency at Alpert Medical School at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. Her fellowship in male infertility and microsurgery was completed at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York, NY, after which she joined Emory Urology in 2013 as the inaugural Health Services Scholar. Dr. Mehta is a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology.

Dr. Mehta currently serves as the Director of Male Reproductive Health for Emory Urology, and is a Guest Researcher at the Division of Reproductive Health of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Her research interests focus on improving access to care for the diagnosis and treatment of male factor infertility, and promoting fertility preservation and recovery of sexual function among cancer survivors.

As the Program Director of the Emory Urology Residency as well as Director of Undergraduate Medical Education, Dr. Mehta is closely involved in teaching and mentoring medical students and urology residents. Every year, at least 300 medical graduates compete for the three residency positions offered by the Emory Department of Urology.

Dr. Mehta additionally maintains a keen interest in international health, and has been involved in providing clinical care in Cambodia, Kenya, and Bangladesh.

Publications

View Dr. Mehta's publications in PubMed.

Affiliations

  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

  • Emory University Hospital Midtown

  • The Emory Clinic

Education

  • Bachelor of Science (Biology), Honors; Bachelor of Art (International Relations), Magna cum laude, Brown University, Providence, RI, 1998-2002

  • Medical School, Alpert Medical School at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI, 2002-2006

  • Surgery Internship, Alpert Medical School at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI, 2006-2007

  • Urology Residency, Alpert Medical School at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI, 2007-2011

  • Urology Fellowship, Weill Cornell Medical College/New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, 2011-2013

  • Master of Science (Clinical Research), Laney Graduate School at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 2013-2016

Honors and Awards

  • Woodruff Leadership Academy, Emory University-Woodruff Health Sciences Center, 2020

  • Educator Appreciation Day Recognition, Emory University School of Medicine, 2019

  • Resident Education Award, Department of Urology, Emory University SOM, 2018

  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Asian Journal of Andrology, 2017

  • Society for Male Reproduction and Urology (SMRU) Prize Paper, American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Annual Meeting, 2017

  • The Emory Clinic Platinum Provider Award, 2016

  • SMRU Prize Paper, ASRM Annual Meeting, 2014

  • Best Scientific Poster, American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting, 2013

  • Lonnie Russell Trainee Travel Award, American Society of Andrology (ASA) Annual Meeting, 2013

  • Elisabeth Pickett Research Award, Society of Women in Urology, 2012

  • NIH Trainee Travel Award, ASA Annual Meeting, 2012

  • Men's Health Traveling Fellowship Award, AUA Annual Meeting, Society for the Study of Male Reproduction (SSMR), 2010

  • Best Medical Student Scientific Poster, Rhode Island Chapter of the American College of Physicians (RI ACP) Annual Meeting, 2006

  • Best Medical Student Scientific Poster, RI ACP Annual Meeting, 2004

Organizational Memberships

  • American Urological Association

  • Society for the Study of Male Reproduction

  • American Society of Andrology

  • Society of Women in Urology

  • American Society of Reproductive Medicine

  • Sexual Medicine Society of North America

  • Society of Male Reproduction and Urology

Clinical Interests

  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)

  • Bladder stones

  • Cancer survivorship

  • Circumcision

  • Ejaculatory dysfunction

  • Erectile dysfunction

  • Fertility preservation

  • Hematuria

  • Hydrocele

  • Hypogonadism (low testosterone)

  • Kidney stones

  • Klinefelter syndrome

  • Male infertility

  • Men's health

  • Male sexual medicine

  • Microsurgery

  • Peyronie's disease

  • Penile fracture

  • Penile prosthesis surgery

  • Penile plication surgery

  • Plaque excision and grafting surgery

  • Priapism

  • Surgical sperm retrieval

  • Testis cancer

  • Testosterone replacement therapy

  • Varicocele repairVasectomy (no needle and no scalpel vasectomy)

  • Vasectomy reversal surgery

Research Interests

  • Impact of male factor infertility on clinical outcomes after use of assisted reproductive technologies

  • Recovery of sexual function among prostate cancer survivors

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