Research & Publications
Dr. Saral Mehra earned his Medical Degree from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, and a Masters in Business Administration from Columbia Business School. He then went on to a residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital / Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He completed his training at Mt Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center with a highly coveted Fellowship in Head and Neck and Thyroid Cancer surgery, with further sub-specialization in complex reconstructive surgery including the use of free tissue transfer through state-of the art microvascular surgical techniques. During training, Dr. Mehra was awarded the Department’s research award twice, the Department’s teaching award at his graduation, and the Distinguished House Staff award from New York Hospital.
Now at Yale, he currently serves as Chief of the Section of Head and Neck Surgery, Director of the Head and Neck Tumor Board, and the Fellowship Director for our Internationally renowned Advanced Training Program in Head and Neck Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has continued to receive teaching and clinical accolades from within the Institution and beyond. He is proud to be part of an incredible Head and Neck Disease team at Yale delivering cutting edge multi-disciplinary care to patients far and wide.
Dr. Mehra’s clinical practice focuses on treating patients with Head and Neck, Salivary, and Thyroid diseases, particularly cancer including advanced reconstruction and rehabilitation. He sees patients with all stages of cancer, from early stage to far advanced and recurrent cancers of the head and neck. He makes use of the latest in minimally invasive techniques such as transoral laser and robotic surgery. He also has special interest in minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment of salivary disease with use of salivary endoscopy.
His primary research interests are in measuring and improving the quality of life in patients being treated for head and neck cancers, as well as leveraging his Business education to perform Health Services research with the goal of measuring and thus improving the quality of care delivered to such patients.
Dr. Mehra has over 100 peer-reviewed publications, a number of book chapters, and regularly presents original research at National and International meetings. He is an active Member of the American Head and Neck Society.
Education & Training
- FellowshipMount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center (2013)
- ResidencyNew York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia/Cornell) and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (2012)
- InternshipNew York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia/Cornell) (2008)
- MBAColumbia Business School (2007)
- MDColumbia Medical School (2007)
- BSQueen's University (2002)
- Striving for a New and Improved National Thyroid Cancer DatabaseToronto, ON, Canada 2013World Congress on Thyroid Cancer
- Improving the Quality of Thyroid Cancer Care: How Does the Thyroid Cancer Care Collaborative Cross the Institute of Medicine’s Quality Chasm?Toronto, ON, Canada 2013World Congress on Thyroid Cancer
- Facial Nerve Monitoring in Resection of Complex Vascular Malformations of the Head and Neck: Description and outcomes of a new methodology.San Diego, CA, United States 2012Combined Sections Meeting
- The role of otolaryngologists in anterior approaches to the cervical spine: a review of 193 consecutive cases.Miami, FL, United States 2012Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting
- Case Series with Endoscopic Findings of a Novel Nasal Irrigation ProtocolSan Francisco, CA, United States 2011Annual Meeting
Honors & Recognition
|Faculty Teaching Award||Division of Otolaryngology||2022|
|Extra Mile Award||Department of Surgery||2020|
|Faculty Teaching Award||Division of Otolaryngology||2019|
|Chief Resident Teaching Award||Department of Otolaryngology (Columbia/Cornell)||2012|
|Distinguished House Staff Award||New York Presbyterian Hospital||2011|
|Coakley Memorial Prize for Excellence in Otolaryngology||Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons||2007|
|Chancellor's Scholarship||Queen's University||1999|