Dr. Divyesh Mehta joins BTF as a board member


Dr. Divyesh Mehta has joined Binaytara Foundation as a board member. Dr. Mehta, a renounced breast cancer expert and highly respected lecturer, is Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine – Division of Hematology/Oncology.

 




Dr.Mehta runs the Breast Cancer and G I Cancer thematic clinics at the Univ of Illinois Hospital. He has research interests in Triple Negative Breast Cancer and Multi modality treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma.

Dr Mehta received his MD from Medical College in Baroda, India. Subsequently, he completed two internships, one at SSG Hospital in Baroda and one at St. Mary of Nazareth Hospital in Chicago. These were followed by an internal medicine residency at Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago and a hematology/oncology fellowship at the University of Illinois.

He pioneered several efforts in India including setting up Western India’s first comprehensive component blood bank at Children’s Hospital in Baroda and helping to found the Indian Cooperative Oncology Network, which focuses on cancer research. Dr Mehta has authored 3 book chapters; the most recent is titled “Platelet Disorders” for the 2003 edition of the API Textbook of Medicine.

BTF hopes to benefit from his expertise in Telemedicine projects and various endeavors of the foundation.