Dr. Laxmi Mehta is a noninvasive cardiologist and Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at The Ohio State University (OSU). She holds the Sarah Ross Soter Endowed Chair in Women’s Cardiovascular Health, is the Section Director of Preventative Cardiology and Women’s Cardiovascular Health and Director of Lipid Clinics at OSU. She is also the Vice Chair of Wellness for the Department of Internal Medicine at OSU.
She was the first female President/Governor of the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and had previously served two terms as Secretary/Treasurer for the Ohio-ACC Chapter. She is the Chair of the ACC’s Workgroup on Clinician Wellbeing. Additionally, she previously served as President of the metro Columbus Board of Directors for the American Heart Association (AHA) and Member of the AHA’s Great Rivers Affiliate Board. She is the Past-Chair of the national AHA’s Cardiovascular Disease in Women and Special Populations Committee.
She specializes in prevention, women’s cardiovascular health and cardiac imaging. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology. Her clinical and research interests include obstructive and non-obstructive coronary artery disease in women. She is an educator and media spokesperson regarding prevention and women’s cardiovascular health. Dr. Mehta chaired three AHA’s scientific statements on acute myocardial infarction in women, intersection of breast cancer and cardiovascular disease, as well as cardiovascular considerations during pregnancy.
She is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, and National Lipid Association.