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Bhavi Mehta, MD, appointed Director of Anesthesia Service in CAM Gastroenterology Suite

Bhavi Mehta, MD

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Bhavi Mehta has been appointed as the Director of Anesthesia Service in the Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM) Gastroenterology Suite. In this new and exciting clinical leadership role, Dr. Mehta will be partnering with WUSM colleagues, BJH leadership and frontline clinicians to promote efficiency, safety and quality of patient care in the CAM Gastroenterology Suite. He will further our efforts towards enhancing teamwork, diversity and inclusion, and ensuring a nurturing and safe environment for all members of the healthcare team.

Dr. Mehta received his medical degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine and completed Residency in Anesthesiology at Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston, Texas. Prior to joining Washington University in 2020, Dr. Mehta worked in private practice and brings this experience to the position as Director of Anesthesiology in CAM. Dr. Mehta currently holds the academic rank of Assistant Professor. He is a highly respected physician who will add great value to this important leadership position. 

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Mehta on assuming this important clinical leadership position. We look forward to working with him in this new capacity. 

Molly, Jason, Ivan, and Michael

Molly McCormick, MD
Division Chief of General Anesthesia

Jason Gillihan, MD
Division Chief of Anesthesiology
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Ivan Kangrga, MD, PhD
Vice-Chair for Health System Liaison
Director of Clinical Anesthesiology 
Director of Perioperative Safety & Quality at BJH

Michael S. Avidan, MBBCh, FCASA
Dr. Seymour and Rose T. Brown Professor of Anesthesiology
Head of the Department of Anesthesiology
Anesthesiologist-in-Chief, Barnes-Jewish Hospital