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 map
Phone: 410-550-3350 | Fax: 410-550-0491


Ambereen K. Mehta, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor of Palliative Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where she graduated from the Internal Medicine residency and joined as faculty in July 2020, and Associate Professor of Neurology at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She completed her fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health in 2016, after which she joined the palliative care faculty at the University of Virginia. She was also medical director of an inpatient hospice unit and Associate Program Director of the Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship. In 2018, she joined the palliative care faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles where she also cared for patients in their MDA-affiliated multidisciplinary ALS clinic. At the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, she is the site director for the Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship and the palliative care elective rotation for all Internal Medicine residents and Geriatrics fellows. She developed the palliative care program for the Johns Hopkins Center for ALS Specialty Care.

She has published numerous papers on palliative care education and palliative care for people with neurological illnesses. She serves as chair of the International Neuropalliative Care Society’s Strategic Communications Committee and co-chair of the Northeast ALS (NE-ALS) Consortium Palliative Subcommittee. She has served as chair of the Neuropalliative Care Special Interest Group of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. 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, Smith TJ. Specialty Palliative Care: No Apologies. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2022 Aug;64(2):e105-e106. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2022.04.173. Epub 2022 Apr 22. PubMed PMID: 35470033

Jensen S, Hafer J, Wiedau-Pazos M, Mehta AK. Longitudinal specialty palliative care for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis using a universal referral method. Muscle Nerve. 2022 Aug;66(2):E5-E6. doi: 10.1002/mus.27562. Epub 2022 May 25. PubMed PMID: 35470443

McWhirter M, Heikkinen P, Dérissé G, Mehta AK. Specialty Palliative Care in a Code Blue: An Unexpected Role. J Palliat Med. 2022 Apr 18;. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2021.0617. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 35442807

Crooms RC, Johnson MO, Leeper H, Mehta A, McWhirter M, Sharma A. Easing the Journey-an Updated Review of Palliative Care for the Patient with High-Grade Glioma. Curr Oncol Rep. 2022 Apr;24(4):501-515. doi: 10.1007/s11912-022-01210-6. Epub 2022 Feb 22. Review. PubMed PMID: 35192120

Hafer J, Jensen S, Wiedau-Pazos M, Mehta AK. Assessment of feasibility and utility of universal referral to specialty palliative care in a multidisciplinary amyotrophic lateral sclerosis clinic: A cohort study. Muscle Nerve. 2021 Jun;63(6):818-823. doi: 10.1002/mus.27194. Epub 2021 Feb 18. PubMed PMID: 33533539

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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