Dr. Parag Mehta elected President of Medical Society of the State of New York

Dr. Parag Mehta. Photo: Riz Shah, courtesy MSSNY

Indian-American physician Dr. Parag Mehta, was elected President of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) on May 21, 2021. The MSSNY is the State’s primary professional organization for physicians.

Dr. Mehta is the Senior Vice Chairman of the Department of Medicine and the Chief Medical Information Officer at New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital (NYPBMH). In addition, he is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, the May 23 press release from MSSNY said.

A graduate of NHL Medical College in Ahmedabad, Dr. Mehta completed his residency in OB/GYN at NHL Medical College and his residency in Internal Medicine at New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, New York.

He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Care and Integrative and Holistic Medicine. He has taken courses in Health Information Technology from Cornell University and Artificial Intelligence from MIT Sloan School of Management.

An active member of organized medicine, Dr. Mehta is the Governor for the New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians (NYACP) for Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.

In addition to MSSNY and NYACP, he is a member of AMA, Kings County Medical Society, American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin and Indian Medical Association.

In 2011, NYACP awarded him its highest honor, the Laureate Award, in recognition of his extraordinary contributions in the areas of governance, quality, public policy and education.

As a Physician Wellbeing Champion, he promotes wellness and engages discussion through grand rounds.

Dr. Mehta’s many contributions to MSSNY include service as Councilor, Assistant Treasurer, Vice President, Commissioner of the Membership Division, Chair of the Future Task Force for Infrastructure/Organization, Chair of the International Medical Graduate Committee, and Young Physician Councilor.

He presently serves as Councilor for Kings and Richmond County and as a New York Alternate Delegate to the American Medical Association.

Dr. Mehta has been involved with the implementation of EHR at New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital for the last 16 years and has helped the institution to reach HIMSS Level 7, the press release . In this role, he brings IT and clinicians together to improve the user’s experience based on the user’s input.

Dr. Mehta lives in Manhasset Hills with his wife, Isha Mehta, MD, who is Chief of Gynecology at Elmhurst Hospital and is a founder of “A Stitch in Time,” an organization that treats gynecological conditions at no cost to women around the world. They have two daughters, Ruju, an environmental engineer, and Setu, a pre-med student at Harvard College.

Founded in 1807, the mission of the Medical Society of the State of New  York is to represent the interests of patients and physicians to assure quality healthcare services for all.




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