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UCI Health oncologist Dr. Rita Mehta

Rita S. Mehta, MD


Medical Oncology

Clinical Interests

breast cancer, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, immune thrombocytopenic purpura, ITP & lymphoma, low-grade lymphoma

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Medical School
M.G.M. Medical College
Maharaja Yeshwantrao HospitalRotating
New York Medical CollegeInternal Medicine
Maharaja Yeshwantrao HospitalAnesthesiology
Maharaja Yeshwantrao HospitalInternal Medicine
New York Medical CollegeInternal Medicine
University of California, Irvine Medical CenterHem/Onc
Professional Positions
  • Professor — Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine
Awards and Recognition
  • America's Top Doctors (Breast Cancer, Lymphoma, Medical Oncology) — Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., 2013
  • Physicians of Excellence — Orange County Medical Association, 2006, 2014-2015
More Information

As a medical oncologist specializing in breast cancer, UCI Health physician Rita S. Mehta, MD, designs individualized treatment plans for each patient. She works in concert with the breast health team at the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and takes an interest in the physical and emotional well-being of her patients.

Mehta is focused on finding a cure for the various types of breast cancer currently identified. She is working on several clinical trials, and has pioneered procedures aimed at reducing the size of tumors before they are surgically removed.

Speakers Bureau Topics

  • Breast Cancer (Early), Adjuvant Therapy
  • Breast Cancer (Metastatic), Therapy
  • Breast Cancer, Hormonal Modulation in Treatment
  • Breast Cancer, Pre-surgical Therapy
  • Breast Cancer, Screening and Prevention

UCI Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
101 The City Drive South, Building 23
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-8000
Fax: 855-211-3729