Saral Mehra, MD, MBA, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology)

Departments & Organizations

Surgery: Craniofacial Fellowship | Otolaryngology Surgery: Head & Neck Cancer Surgery Program | Vascular Anomalies & Malformations Program

HPV Working Group (Niccolai Lab)

Yale Cancer Center: Head and Neck Cancers Program

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


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 completed a residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital / Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. During residency 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.

Subsequently, he pursued advanced Fellowship training in Head and Neck and Thyroid Cancer at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center with a special emphasis on Reconstructive Surgery including the use of free tissue transfer through state-of the art microvascular surgical techniques.

Currently, Dr. Mehra’s clinical practice focuses on treating patients with Head and Neck, Salivary, and Thyroid diseases, particularly cancer including advanced reconstruction and rehabilitation. In addition to treating advanced and recurrent cancers, he also has special training in treating salivary diseases, and makes use of the latest in minimally invasive techniques such as salivary endoscopy, laser surgery, and robotic surgery.

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 improving the quality of care delivered to such patients.

Dr. Mehra regularly presents original research at National and International meetings, publishes articles in peer-reviewed journals, and has a number of book chapters. He is an active Member of the American Head and Neck Society.

Education & Training

MBA Columbia Business School (2007)
MD Columbia Medical School (2007)
BS Queen's University (2002)
Fellowship Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center
Residency New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia/Cornell) and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Internship New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia/Cornell)
Board Certification AB of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology (2013)

Honors & Recognition

  • Chief Resident Teaching AwardDepartment of Otolaryngology (Columbia/Cornell) (2012)

  • Distinguished House Staff AwardNew York Presbyterian Hospital (2011)

  • Coakley Memorial Prize for Excellence in OtolaryngologyColumbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons (2007)

  • Chancellor's ScholarshipQueen's University (1999)


  • Striving for a New and Improved National Thyroid Cancer Database Toronto, ON, Canada (2013 - 2013)

  • 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 (2013 - 2013)

  • Facial Nerve Monitoring in Resection of Complex Vascular Malformations of the Head and Neck: Description and outcomes of a new methodology. San Diego, United States (2012 - 2012)

  • The role of otolaryngologists in anterior approaches to the cervical spine: a review of 193 consecutive cases. Miami, United States (2012 - 2012)

  • Case Series with Endoscopic Findings of a Novel Nasal Irrigation Protocol San Francisco, United States (2011 - 2011)

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Contact Info

Saral Mehra, MD, MBA, FACS
  • Fax 203.785.3970
  • Appt 203.200.4622
  • Clinic Fax 203.200.2028
Patient Care Locations
Head and Neck Cancer ProgramSmilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven
35 Park Street, Ste Fourth Floor

New Haven, CT 06511
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Head and Neck Cancer ProgramPark Avenue Medical Center
5520 Park Avenue

Trumbull, CT 06611
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Office Location
Yale OtolaryngologyCollege Place
37-55 College Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Otolaryngology SurgeryPO Box 208062
New Haven, CT 06520-8062

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