Rohtesh S. Mehta, MD, MPH, MS

Dr. Rohtesh S. Mehta MD, MPH, MS
Faculty Member

Rohtesh S. Mehta, MD, MPH, MS

Associate Professor
Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutch

Dr. Rohtesh Mehta is a hematologist and blood and marrow transplant (BMT) physician-scientist who treats patients with leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes and graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), a complication of BMT where donor immune cells attack the recipient’s body. He finds the BMT field fascinating because it can potentially cure life-threatening illnesses, but it can also leave a recipient with debilitating lifelong complications such as GVHD. Although immense strides have been made in the prevention and treatment of GVHD, it remains one of the most common causes of mortality post-transplantation. His clinical and research focus is to study ways the risk of GVHD can be lowered through improved donor and graft selection during the transplant process. He is also interested in the treatment of acute and chronic GVHD. He has published many studies comparing different donor/graft sources through the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research registry as well as single-center analysis. He has also led prospective clinical trials for the prevention of GVHD and treatment of chronic GVHD.

Other Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor
University of Washington


Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapies, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2015

Hematology-Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 2014 (Fellowship)

Palliative Care, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 2011 (Fellowship)

Masters in Science, Clinical Trials, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2011 (MS)

Mercy Catholic Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2009 (Internal Medicine)

Masters in Public Health, Epidemiology, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX, 2006 (MPH)

Government Medical College, Patiala, Punjab, India, 2003 (Medicine, Surgery)

Research Interests

GVHD prophylaxis and treatment

Donor/graft sources

HLA/non-HLA factors for donor selection

Clinical Expertise

GVHD management

Transplantation for acute leukemia and MDS

Transplantation for non-malignant bone marrow failure syndromes (Aplastic anemia, HLH, Fanconi)

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