EDUCATION

Medical School

  • T. N. Medical College , Bombay , India

Internship

  • King Edward VII Memorial Hospital , Bombay , India

Residency

Pediatric Medicine
  • North Thames Deanery , London

Residency

Pediatrics
  • Boston Combined Residency Program , Boston , MA

Fellowship

Critical Care Medicine
  • Boston Children's Hospital , Boston , MA

Fellowship

Pediatric Critical Care
  • St. Mary's Hospital , London , United Kingdom

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Armstrong LB, Ariagno K, Smallwood CD, Hong C, Arbuthnot M, Mehta NM. Nutrition Delivery During Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Therapy. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2018 Mar 30. View abstract
  2. Martinez EE, Quinn N, Arouchon K, Anzaldi R, Tarrant S, Ma NS, Griffin J, Darras BT, Graham RJ, Mehta NM. Comprehensive nutritional and metabolic assessment in patients with spinal muscular atrophy: Opportunity for an individualized approach. Neuromuscul Disord. 2018 Mar 19. View abstract
  3. Hong CR, Zurakowski D, Fullerton BS, Ariagno K, Jaksic T, Mehta NM. Nutrition Delivery and Growth Outcomes in Infants With Gastroschisis. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2018 Jan 08. View abstract
  4. Fullerton BS, Sparks EA, Khan FA, Fisher JG, Anzaldi R, Scoville MR, Yu YM, Wagner DA, Jaksic T, Mehta NM. Whole Body Protein Turnover and Net Protein Balance After Pediatric Thoracic Surgery: A Noninvasive Single-Dose 15 N Glycine Stable Isotope Protocol With End-Product Enrichment. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2018 Feb; 42(2):361-370. View abstract
  5. Mehta NM. The Quest to Preserve Muscle Mass-Lessons From Pediatric Burn Injury. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2017 Dec; 18(12):1186-1187. View abstract
  6. Moreno YMF, Hauschild DB, Martins MD, Bechard LJ, Mehta NM. Feasibility of Enteral Protein Supplementation in Critically Ill Children. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2018 Jan; 42(1):61-70. View abstract
  7. Goday PS, Mehta NM. Response to "Pediatric Intensive Care Nutrition Guidelines 2017: Key Questions Remain Unanswered". JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2018 Jan; 42(1):10-11. View abstract
  8. Martinez EE, Smallwood CD, Quinn NL, Ariagno K, Bechard LJ, Duggan CP, Mehta NM. Body Composition in Children with Chronic Illness: Accuracy of Bedside Assessment Techniques. J Pediatr. 2017 Nov; 190:56-62. View abstract
  9. Kantor DB, Mehta NM. Ultrasound Measurement of Muscle Thickness: A Novel Biomarker for the PICU? Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2017 Aug; 18(8):817-819. View abstract
  10. Mehta NM, Skillman HE, Irving SY, Coss-Bu JA, Vermilyea S, Farrington EA, McKeever L, Hall AM, Goday PS, Braunschweig C. Guidelines for the Provision and Assessment of Nutrition Support Therapy in the Pediatric Critically Ill Patient: Society of Critical Care Medicine and American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2017 Jul; 18(7):675-715. View abstract
  11. Zenlea IS, Melvin P, Huh SY, Mehta N, Reidy SJ, Rhodes ET, Ma NS. Risk Factors for Fractures in Children Hospitalized in Intensive and Intermediate Care Units. Hosp Pediatr. 2017 Jul; 7(7):395-402. View abstract
  12. Mehta NM, Skillman HE, Irving SY, Coss-Bu JA, Vermilyea S, Farrington EA, McKeever L, Hall AM, Goday PS, Braunschweig C. Guidelines for the Provision and Assessment of Nutrition Support Therapy in the Pediatric Critically Ill Patient: Society of Critical Care Medicine and American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2017 Jul; 41(5):706-742. View abstract
  13. Hauschild DB, Ventura JC, Mehta NM, Moreno YMF. Impact of the structure and dose of protein intake on clinical and metabolic outcomes in critically ill children: A systematic review. Nutrition. 2017 Sep; 41:97-106. View abstract
  14. Jimenez L, Mehta NM, Duggan CP. Timing of the initiation of parenteral nutrition in critically ill children. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2017 May; 20(3):227-231. View abstract
  15. Bechard LJ, Mehta NM. Nutritional Assessment Must be Prioritized for Critically Ill Children in the PICU. Crit Care Med. 2017 Apr; 45(4):e464. View abstract
  16. Smallwood CD, Mehta NM. Estimating Energy Expenditure in Critically Ill Children: Still Shooting in the Dark? J Pediatr. 2017 May; 184:10-12. View abstract
  17. Smallwood CD, Kheir JN, Walsh BK, Mehta NM. Accuracy of Oxygen Consumption and Carbon Dioxide Elimination Measurements in 2 Breath-by-Breath Devices. Respir Care. 2017 Apr; 62(4):475-480. View abstract
  18. Martinez EE, Pereira LM, Gura K, Stenquist N, Ariagno K, Nurko S, Mehta NM. Gastric Emptying in Critically Ill Children. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2017 Sep; 41(7):1100-1109. View abstract
  19. Lee JH, Rogers E, Chor YK, Samransamruajkit R, Koh PL, Miqdady M, Al-Mehaidib AI, Pudjiadi A, Singhi S, Mehta NM. Optimal nutrition therapy in paediatric critical care in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East: a consensus. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2016 Dec; 25(4):676-696. View abstract
  20. Gusztak R, Hamilton S, Manning MJ, Lincoln P, Walsh B, Kohane D, Mehta N. 1074: SEVERITY OF HEMODYNAMIC INSTABILITY AROUND HIGH-DOSE VASOACTIVE SYRINGE CHANGES IN THE PICU. Crit Care Med. 2016 Dec; 44(12 Suppl 1):344. View abstract
  21. Mills K, French C, Baird C, Santos K, Tang X, Kheir J, Mehta N. 450: SUBOPTIMAL PROTEIN INTAKE MAY PROLONG CICU LENGTH OF STAY AND WORSEN NUTRITIONAL STATUS IN CHILDREN. Crit Care Med. 2016 Dec; 44(12 Suppl 1):189. View abstract
  22. Smallwood C, Martinez E, Quinn N, Ariagno K, Bechard L, Duggan C, Mehta N. 451: INACCURACY OF EXISTING FAT-FREE MASS EQUATIONS IN PEDIATRICS-AND A NEW MACHINE LEARNING METHOD. Crit Care Med. 2016 Dec; 44(12 Suppl 1):189. View abstract
  23. Ariagno K, Armstrong L, Smallwood C, Arbuthnot M, Hong C, Jaksic T, Mehta N. 478: PROTEIN DELIVERY DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF PEDIATRIC ECMO: IMPACT ON OUTCOMES. Crit Care Med. 2016 Dec; 44(12 Suppl 1):196. View abstract
  24. French C, Mills K, Baird C, Santos K, Tang X, Kheir J, Mehta N. 462: BEDSIDE VCO2 AS A GUIDE TO INDIVIDUALIZED ENERGY PRESCRIPTION IN VENTILATED CHILDREN IN THE CICU. Crit Care Med. 2016 Dec; 44(12 Suppl 1):192. View abstract
  25. Fullerton BS, Sparks EA, Khan FA, Fisher JG, Anzaldi R, Scoville MR, Yu YM, Wagner DA, Jaksic T, Mehta NM. Whole Body Protein Turnover and Net Protein Balance After Pediatric Thoracic Surgery: A Noninvasive Single-Dose 15N Glycine Stable Isotope Protocol With End-Product Enrichment. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2016 Nov 15. View abstract
  26. Velazco CS, Zurakowski D, Fullerton BS, Bechard LJ, Jaksic T, Mehta NM. Nutrient delivery in mechanically ventilated surgical patients in the pediatric critical care unit. J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Jan; 52(1):145-148. View abstract
  27. De Cosmi V, Mehta NM, Boccazzi A, Milani GP, Esposito S, Bedogni G, Agostoni C. Nutritional status, metabolic state and nutrient intake in children with bronchiolitis. Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2017 May; 68(3):378-383. View abstract
  28. Martinez EE, Ariagno KA, Stenquist N, Anderson D, Muñoz E, Mehta NM. Energy and Protein Delivery in Overweight and Obese Children in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Nutr Clin Pract. 2017 Jun; 32(3):414-419. View abstract
  29. Mehta NM, Bechard LJ. The authors reply. Crit Care Med. 2016 Oct; 44(10):e1007-8. View abstract
  30. Albert BD, Zurakowski D, Bechard LJ, Priebe GP, Duggan CP, Heyland DK, Mehta NM. Enteral Nutrition and Acid-Suppressive Therapy in the PICU: Impact on the Risk of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2016 Oct; 17(10):924-929. View abstract
  31. Mehta NM. Benefits of late parenteral nutrition in critically ill children. J Pediatr. 2016 Sep; 176:221-4. View abstract
  32. Martinez EE, Mehta NM. The science and art of pediatric critical care nutrition. Curr Opin Crit Care. 2016 Aug; 22(4):316-24. View abstract
  33. Bechard LJ, Duggan C, Touger-Decker R, Parrott JS, Rothpletz-Puglia P, Byham-Gray L, Heyland D, Mehta NM. Nutritional Status Based on Body Mass Index Is Associated With Morbidity and Mortality in Mechanically Ventilated Critically Ill Children in the PICU. Crit Care Med. 2016 Aug; 44(8):1530-7. View abstract
  34. Grippa RB, Silva PS, Barbosa E, Bresolin NL, Mehta NM, Moreno YM. Nutritional status as a predictor of duration of mechanical ventilation in critically ill children. Nutrition. 2017 Jan; 33:91-95. View abstract
  35. Compher C, Mehta NM. Diagnosing Malnutrition: Where Are We and Where Do We Need to Go? J Acad Nutr Diet. 2016 05; 116(5):779-84. View abstract
  36. Moreno YM, Hauschild DB, Barbosa E, Bresolin NL, Mehta NM. Problems With Optimal Energy and Protein Delivery in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Nutr Clin Pract. 2016 Oct; 31(5):673-80. View abstract
  37. Strychowsky JE, Albert D, Chan K, Cheng A, Daniel SJ, De Alarcon A, Garabedian N, Hart C, Hartnick C, Inglis A, Jacobs I, Kleinman ME, Mehta NM, Nicollas R, Nuss R, Pransky S, Russell J, Rutter M, Schilder A, Thompson D, Triglia JM, Volk M, Ward B, Watters K, Wyatt M, Zalzal G, Zur K, Rahbar R. International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG) consensus recommendations: Routine peri-operative pediatric tracheotomy care. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Jul; 86:250-5. View abstract
  38. Mehta NM. Parenteral Nutrition in Critically Ill Children. N Engl J Med. 2016 Mar 24; 374(12):1190-2. View abstract
  39. Kerklaan D, Fivez T, Mehta NM, Mesotten D, van Rosmalen J, Hulst JM, Van den Berghe G, Joosten KF, Verbruggen SC. Worldwide Survey of Nutritional Practices in PICUs. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2016 Jan; 17(1):10-8. View abstract
  40. Wong JJ, Ong C, Han WM, Mehta NM, Lee JH. Survey of contemporary feeding practices in critically ill children in the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2016; 25(1):118-25. View abstract
  41. Smallwood CD, Martinez EE, Mehta NM. A Comparison of Carbon Dioxide Elimination Measurements Between a Portable Indirect Calorimeter and Volumetric Capnography Monitor: An In Vitro Simulation. Respir Care. 2016 Mar; 61(3):354-8. View abstract
  42. Mehta NM, Newman H, Tarrant S, Graham RJ. Nutritional Status and Nutrient Intake Challenges in Children With Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Pediatr Neurol. 2016 Apr; 57:80-3. View abstract
  43. Martinez EE, Douglas K, Nurko S, Mehta NM. Gastric Dysmotility in Critically Ill Children: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2015 Nov; 16(9):828-36. View abstract
  44. Mehta NM. Early Enteral Nutrition in the PICU: Should We Trust Our Gut? Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2015 Oct; 16(8):786-9. View abstract
  45. Mehta NM, Sharma S, Laussen PC. Unplanned extubation: securing the tool of our trade. Intensive Care Med. 2015 Nov; 41(11):1983-5. View abstract
  46. Martinez EE, Bechard LJ, Smallwood CD, Duggan CP, Graham RJ, Mehta NM. Impact of Individualized Diet Intervention on Body Composition and Respiratory Variables in Children With Respiratory Insufficiency: A Pilot Intervention Study. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2015 Jul; 16(6):e157-64. View abstract
  47. Mehta NM, Bechard LJ, Zurakowski D, Duggan CP, Heyland DK. Adequate enteral protein intake is inversely associated with 60-d mortality in critically ill children: a multicenter, prospective, cohort study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2015 Jul; 102(1):199-206. View abstract
  48. Smallwood CD, Gouldstone A, Mehta NM. Validation of the V(max) metabolic cart in a simulated pediatric model. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2015 May; 39(4):387-8. View abstract
  49. Mehta NM. Bringing back the (weighing) balance in the PICU--for good measure. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2015 Mar; 16(3):301-2. View abstract
  50. Martinez EE, Ariagno K, Arriola A, Lara K, Mehta NM. Challenges to nutrition therapy in the pediatric critically ill obese patient. Nutr Clin Pract. 2015 Jun; 30(3):432-9. View abstract
  51. Smallwood CD, Walsh BK, Bechard LJ, Mehta NM. Carbon dioxide elimination and oxygen consumption in mechanically ventilated children. Respir Care. 2015 May; 60(5):718-23. View abstract
  52. Mehta NM. Energy expenditure: how much does it matter in infant and pediatric chronic disorders? Pediatr Res. 2015 Jan; 77(1-2):168-72. View abstract
  53. Martinez EE, Smallwood CD, Bechard LJ, Graham RJ, Mehta NM. Metabolic assessment and individualized nutrition in children dependent on mechanical ventilation at home. J Pediatr. 2015 Feb; 166(2):350-7. View abstract
  54. Bairdain S, Khan FA, Fisher J, Zurakowski D, Ariagno K, Cauley RP, Zalieckas J, Wilson JM, Jaksic T, Mehta NM. Nutritional outcomes in survivors of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH)-factors associated with growth at one year. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Jan; 50(1):74-7. View abstract
  55. Hamilton S, McAleer DM, Ariagno K, Barrett M, Stenquist N, Duggan CP, Mehta NM. A stepwise enteral nutrition algorithm for critically ill children helps achieve nutrient delivery goals*. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2014 Sep; 15(7):583-9. View abstract
  56. Mehta NM, Raphael B, Guteirrez IM, Quinn N, Mitchell PD, Litman HJ, Jaksic T, Duggan CP. Comparison of body composition assessment methods in pediatric intestinal failure. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2014 Jul; 59(1):99-105. View abstract
  57. Duro D, Mitchell PD, Mehta NM, Bechard LJ, Yu YM, Jaksic T, Duggan C. Variability of resting energy expenditure in infants and young children with intestinal failure-associated liver disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2014 May; 58(5):637-41. View abstract
  58. Martinez EE, Bechard LJ, Mehta NM. Nutrition algorithms and bedside nutrient delivery practices in pediatric intensive care units: an international multicenter cohort study. Nutr Clin Pract. 2014 Jun; 29(3):360-7. View abstract
  59. Mehta NM, Smallwood CD, Graham RJ. Current applications of metabolic monitoring in the pediatric intensive care unit. Nutr Clin Pract. 2014 Jun; 29(3):338-47. View abstract
  60. Mehta NM, Smallwood CD, Joosten KF, Hulst JM, Tasker RC, Duggan CP. Accuracy of a simplified equation for energy expenditure based on bedside volumetric carbon dioxide elimination measurement--a two-center study. Clin Nutr. 2015 Feb; 34(1):151-5. View abstract
  61. Mehta NM. Feeding the gut during critical illness--it is about time. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2014 May; 38(4):410-4. View abstract
  62. Bechard LJ, Rothpletz-Puglia P, Touger-Decker R, Duggan C, Mehta NM. Influence of obesity on clinical outcomes in hospitalized children: a systematic review. JAMA Pediatr. 2013 May; 167(5):476-82. View abstract
  63. Radman M, Mack R, Barnoya J, Castañeda A, Rosales M, Azakie A, Mehta N, Keller R, Datar S, Oishi P, Fineman J. The effect of preoperative nutritional status on postoperative outcomes in children undergoing surgery for congenital heart defects in San Francisco (UCSF) and Guatemala City (UNICAR). J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Jan; 147(1):442-50. View abstract
  64. Smallwood CD, Mehta NM. Accuracy of gas exchange monitoring during noninvasive ventilation: an in vitro metabolic simulation. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2014 Jan; 38(1):86-91. View abstract
  65. Mehta NM, Corkins MR, Lyman B, Malone A, Goday PS, Carney LN, Monczka JL, Plogsted SW, Schwenk WF. Defining pediatric malnutrition: a paradigm shift toward etiology-related definitions. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2013 Jul; 37(4):460-81. View abstract
  66. Smallwood CD, Mehta NM. Gas exchange measurement during pediatric mechanical ventilation--agreement between gas sampling at the airway and the ventilator exhaust. Clin Nutr. 2013 Dec; 32(6):988-92. View abstract
  67. Mehta NM. The Goldilocks conundrum for optimal macronutrient delivery in the PICU--too much, too little, or just right? JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2013 Mar; 37(2):178-80. View abstract
  68. Mehta NM, Bechard LJ, Cahill N, Wang M, Day A, Duggan CP, Heyland DK. Nutritional practices and their relationship to clinical outcomes in critically ill children--an international multicenter cohort study*. Crit Care Med. 2012 Jul; 40(7):2204-11. View abstract
  69. Mehta NM, Costello JM, Bechard LJ, Johnson VM, Zurakowski D, McGowan FX, Laussen PC, Duggan CP. Resting energy expenditure after Fontan surgery in children with single-ventricle heart defects. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2012 Nov; 36(6):685-92. View abstract
  70. Smallwood CD, Mehta NM. Accuracy of abbreviated indirect calorimetry protocols for energy expenditure measurement in critically ill children. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2012 Nov; 36(6):693-9. View abstract
  71. Skillman HE, Mehta NM. Nutrition therapy in the critically ill child. Curr Opin Crit Care. 2012 Apr; 18(2):192-8. View abstract
  72. Bechard LJ, Parrott JS, Mehta NM. Systematic review of the influence of energy and protein intake on protein balance in critically ill children. J Pediatr. 2012 Aug; 161(2):333-9.e1. View abstract
  73. Mehta NM, Bechard LJ, Dolan M, Ariagno K, Jiang H, Duggan C. Energy imbalance and the risk of overfeeding in critically ill children. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2011 Jul; 12(4):398-405. View abstract
  74. Mehta NM, Turner D, Walsh B, Zurakowski D, Betit P, Wilson J, Arnold JH. Factors associated with survival in pediatric extracorporeal membrane oxygenation--a single-center experience. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Oct; 45(10):1995-2003. View abstract
  75. Mehta NM, McAleer D, Hamilton S, Naples E, Leavitt K, Mitchell P, Duggan C. Challenges to optimal enteral nutrition in a multidisciplinary pediatric intensive care unit. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2010 Jan-Feb; 34(1):38-45. View abstract
  76. Mehta NM, Duggan CP. Nutritional deficiencies during critical illness. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2009 Oct; 56(5):1143-60. View abstract
  77. Mehta NM. Approach to enteral feeding in the PICU. Nutr Clin Pract. 2009 Jun-Jul; 24(3):377-87. View abstract
  78. Mehta NM, Compher C. A.S.P.E.N. Clinical Guidelines: nutrition support of the critically ill child. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2009 May-Jun; 33(3):260-76. View abstract
  79. Mehta NM, Bechard LJ, Leavitt K, Duggan C. Cumulative energy imbalance in the pediatric intensive care unit: role of targeted indirect calorimetry. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2009 May-Jun; 33(3):336-44. View abstract
  80. Mehta NM, Bechard LJ, Leavitt K, Duggan C. Severe weight loss and hypermetabolic paroxysmal dysautonomia following hypoxic ischemic brain injury: the role of indirect calorimetry in the intensive care unit. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2008 May-Jun; 32(3):281-4. View abstract
  81. Mehta NM, Halwick DR, Dodson BL, Thompson JE, Arnold JH. Potential drug sequestration during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: results from an ex vivo experiment. Intensive Care Med. 2007 Jun; 33(6):1018-24. View abstract
  82. Mehta NM, Arnold JH. Genetic polymorphisms in acute respiratory distress syndrome: new approach to an old problem. Crit Care Med. 2005 Oct; 33(10):2443-5. View abstract
  83. Mehta NM, Arnold JH. Mechanical ventilation in children with acute respiratory failure. Curr Opin Crit Care. 2004 Feb; 10(1):7-12. View abstract
  84. Thomas RM, Mehta NM. Cases of congenital rubella may be the tip of the iceberg. BMJ. 2002 Sep 14; 325(7364):596. View abstract
  85. Mehta NM, Thomas RM. Antenatal screening for rubella-infection or immunity? BMJ. 2002 Jul 13; 325(7355):90-1. View abstract
  86. Mehta NM, Nicholl RM. Positioning of long lines. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2002 Jan; 86(1):F68-9. View abstract
  87. Mehta N, Stone J, Whitelaw A. Practical management of hyperinsulinism in infancy. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2001 May; 84(3):F218. View abstract
  88. Mehta NM, Hartnoll G. Congenital CMV with callosal lipoma and agenesis. Pediatr Neurol. 2001 Mar; 24(3):222-4. View abstract
  89. Mehta N, Macintosh I, Rivers R, Nadel S. Acute chest syndrome of sickle cell disease. J Pediatr. 2000 Oct; 137(4):589; author reply 590. View abstract
  90. Mehta N, Levin M. Management and prevention of meningococcal disease. Hosp Pract (1995). 2000 Aug 15; 35(8):75-6, 79-82, 85-6. View abstract
  91. Mehta N, DeMunter C, Habibi P, Nadel S, Britto J. Short-term propofol infusions in children. Lancet. 1999 Sep 04; 354(9181):866-7. View abstract