Ambereen Kurwa Mehta, M.D., M.P.H.

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  • Associate Professor of Medicine


Hospice and Palliative Care, Internal Medicine, Neuropalliative Care more


Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
Phone: 410-550-3350 | Fax: 410-550-0491
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Ambereen K. Mehta, MD, MPH, FAAHPM is an Associate Professor of Palliative Care in the Departments of Medicine and Neurology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. After Internal Medicine Residency and Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship, she joined the palliative care faculty at the University of Virginia (2016-2018) and was Medical Director of the UVA/Hospice of the Piedmont Inpatient Hospice Unit. When she joined the palliative care faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles, she initiated the embedded specialty palliative care program in ALS Clinic (2018-2020). Since 2020, she has been part of the palliative care faculty at Johns Hopkins and is the only palliative care expert in the Johns Hopkins Center for ALS Specialty Care.  

She leads multiple studies as part of the ALS Clinical Trials Unit and has published numerous studies in high impact peer-reviewed journals on increasing access to specialty palliative care including education for neurologists and improving quality of life for people with neurological illnesses, specifically those living with ALS. 

She has received awards for education including the 2020 UCLA Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Faculty Award Excellence in Education Award and the 2022 Inaugural International Neuropalliative Care Society Tara Cook Award for Innovation in Neuropalliative Education. She is a content expert for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Roon, and Northeast ALS Consortium.  

She currently co-chairs the Northeast ALS Consortium Palliative Subcommittee and is an ALS Association Care Services Committee member. She is the past Chair of the International Neuropalliative Care Society Strategic Communications Committee and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Neuropalliative Special Interest Group. more


  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Neurology

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Georgetown University School of Medicine (2012)


  • General Internal Medicine; Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (2015)


  • Palliative Medicine; National Institutes of Health (2016)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Hospice and Palliative Care) (2018)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2016)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Mehta AK, Sarmet M, Maiser S, Meyer JA, Kolodziejczak S, Washington K, Simmons Z. Quality-of-life assessment instruments used across ALS clinics. Muscle Nerve. 2023 Oct 12;. doi: 10.1002/mus.27985. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 37823580

Schaff CM, Kurent JE, Kolodziejczak S, Milic M, Foster LA, Mehta AK. Neuroprognostication for Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: An Updated, Evidence-Based ReviewSemin Neurol. 2023 Sep 26;. doi: 10.1055/s-0043-1775595. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 37751856

Sarmet M, Kabani A, Coelho L, Dos Reis SS, Zeredo JL, Mehta AK. The use of natural language processing in palliative care research: A scoping review. Palliat Med. 2023 Feb;37(2):275-290. doi: 10.1177/02692163221141969. Epub 2022 Dec 10. Review. PubMed PMID: 36495082

Sarmet M, Kabani A, Maragakis NJ, Mehta AK. Appetite and quality of life in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A scoping review. Muscle Nerve. 2022 Dec;66(6):653-660. doi: 10.1002/mus.27694. Epub 2022 Aug 20. Review. PubMed PMID: 35986916

Phillips JN, Besbris J, Foster LA, Kramer NM, Maiser S, Mehta AK. Models of outpatient neuropalliative care for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Neurology. 2020 Oct 27;95(17):782-788. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000010831. Epub 2020 Sep 15. PubMed PMID: 32934166

Activities & Honors


  • Hynson H. Marvel, Jr. Scholarship, Resident Award, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, 2015
  • Excellence in Education Award, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Faculty Award, University of California, Los Angeles, 2020
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