Nisha Mehta, MD
PHYSICIAN | WRITER | SPEAKER
About Nisha Mehta, MD
Dr. Mehta is a radiologist with subspecialty training in musculoskeletal and breast imaging. She is also an international keynote speaker, a writer, and a physician advocate who focuses on issues related to life in medicine and the changing healthcare landscape. Her missions include addressing the physician burnout epidemic through physician empowerment and cultural change in medicine, as well as increasing business and financial literacy amongst physicians in order to promote career longevity and career satisfaction. She is a strong proponent of creating physician communities to achieve these goals.
She is the founder of the largest physician only Facebook community in the country, consisting of over 135,000 verified physician members. Physician Side Gigs (over 82,000 members) brings physicians together to discuss and promote business and financial skills and encourages physicians to think outside of the box to create the life in medicine that they want. Physician Community (over 52,000 verified members) is a virtual physicians' lounge that discusses all things life in medicine.
Her work has been featured in numerous international media outlets, including Forbes, CNN, the Washington Post, Bloomberg, and PBS NewsHour. She has spoken at many academic institutions and healthcare organizations, CME conferences, industry and society meetings, and women physician groups (see her portfolio for more details).
She was named as a Top Voice in Healthcare for LinkedIn in 2020. Her advocacy work has contributed to several important pieces of legislation for physicians including COVID-19 relief for private practices, mental health funding for healthcare workers, and protections for employed physicians.
Dr. Mehta was born in Pittsburgh, PA, and received her undergraduate degree in neuroscience at Brown University and her medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Mehta then did her radiology residency at NYU followed by specialized fellowship training at the UNC-Chapel Hill, where she was also on faculty. She now lives and works in Charlotte, NC with her husband, who is a plastic surgeon, and her two sons.
Topics Dr. Mehta's work has focused on:
Work-life Balance as a Physician
Women in Medicine
Physician Burnout/Physician Wellness
Physician Communities and Networking
The Physician Public Relations Problem
Medical Education and Physician Debt
Changing Healthcare Landscape
CREATE THE LIFE IN MEDICINE THAT YOU WANT
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