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Saral Mehra

Associate Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology); Section Chief, Head and Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology Surgery; Director, Head and Neck Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, Surgery

Contact Information

Saral Mehra, MD, MBA, FACS

Patient Care Locations

Mailing Address

  • Otolaryngology Surgery

    PO Box 208041

    New Haven, CT 06520-8041

    United States



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.

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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

  • Fellowship
    Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center (2013)
  • Residency
    New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia/Cornell) and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (2012)
  • Internship
    New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia/Cornell) (2008)
  • MBA
    Columbia Business School (2007)
  • MD
    Columbia Medical School (2007)
  • BS
    Queen's University (2002)


  • Striving for a New and Improved National Thyroid Cancer Database
    Toronto, ON, Canada 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
  • 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
  • The role of otolaryngologists in anterior approaches to the cervical spine: a review of 193 consecutive cases.
    Miami, United States 2012
  • Case Series with Endoscopic Findings of a Novel Nasal Irrigation Protocol
    San Francisco, United States 2011

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Chief Resident Teaching AwardDepartment of Otolaryngology (Columbia/Cornell)2012
Distinguished House Staff AwardNew York Presbyterian Hospital2011
Coakley Memorial Prize for Excellence in OtolaryngologyColumbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons2007
Chancellor's ScholarshipQueen's University1999

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