Vikram Mehta, MD, MPH


Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, MD, 2016
University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, MPH, 2010
University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA, BS, Biology & Art History (minor) 2009

Awards and Honors

2019-21  Congress of Neurological Surgeons Resident Fellow
2019 Feagin Leadership Fellow
2016 Jewell Medical Student Scholarship
2016 Walter E. Dandy Neurosurgery 101 Scholarship
2015 Nicholas Skala Student Scholarship
2014 Freidinger Medical Scholarship
2013 Shaaber Medical Scholarship
2013 AMSA/USMLE-Rx Step 1 Scholarship
2012 Saul H. Makman, M.D. Memorial Endowment Scholarship
2006-09 Dean’s Honors List
2009 National Society of Leadership and Success
2009 Sigma Alpha Pi Honor Society
2009 UC Irvine Undergraduate Research Symposium
2008 Golden Key International Honor Society
2008 UC Irvine Undergraduate Research Symposium
2008 UC Irvine Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Fellow
2007 National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Research Interests

Outcomes research following spinal surgery, and tumor resection.


Watching and playing basketball; cooking; trying new restaurants; traveling, and spending time with family and friends.


Mehta VA, Elliot C, Lubelski D, Benzel EC, Mroz TE. Quality of Life and Cost Implications of Pseudarthrosis after Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion and its Subsequent Revision Surgeries. Accepted to World Neurosurgery. In Press.

Wang TY, Hamouda F, Sankey EW, Mehta VA, Yarbrough C, Abd-El-Barr MM. Accuracy, Radiation Time, and Radiation Exposure using Computer-Assisted Instrumentation Navigation vs. Conventional C-arm Fluoroscopy for Spine Surgery Instrumentation. American Journal of Roentgenology. In press. Sept 2019. PMID 31063421.

Mehta VA, Harward S, Sankey EW, Nayar G, Codd P. Evidence Based Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Subdural Hematoma: A Review of the Literature. Journal of Clinical Neurosciences. April 2018. PMID 29428263.

Alvin MD, Mehta VA, Halabi H, Lubelski D, Benzel EC, Mroz TE. Cost-Effectiveness of Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections: A 3-Month Pilot. Global Spine Journal. Apr 2019. PMID 30984492.

Book Chapters

Mehta VA, Bukenya G, Sankey EW, Goodwin CR. The Role of Decompression Surgery in Spinal Metastasis. In 100 Dilemmas in Neurocritical and Neurosurgery Care.

Wang TY, Mehta VA, Berry-Candelario J, Karikari IO, Isaacs R. Disease-Specific Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Approaches: Lumbar Spondylolisthesis. In Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: Surgical Techniques and Disease Management. Springer. (accepted, pending publication)

Mehta VA, Lubelski D, Anderson DT, Benzel EC. Spinal Conditions Associated with Congenital Disorders. In Spine Surgery: Current Concepts and Evidence, McGraw-Hill. (accepted, pending publication)