Dr. Rakesh Kumar Mehta MD, Hematologist-Oncologist
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Dr. Rakesh Kumar Mehta MD

Hematologist-Oncologist | Hematology & Oncology

Veterans Affairs Hudson Valley Castle Point NY, 12511

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Dr. Rakesh Mehta is a hematologist oncologist practicing in Castle Point, NY. Dr. Mehta specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of blood diseases such as anemia, hemophilia, sickle-cell disease, leukemia and lymphoma. Hematologist Oncologists are also trained in the study of cancer and its attack on other organs.

Education and Training

Med Coll- Guru Nanak Dev Univ- Amritsar- Punjab- India 1975

Board Certification

Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM

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Veterans Affairs Hudson Valley -
Castle Point, NY 12511
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Leading Hematologist and Oncologist, Rakesh K. Mehta, M.D., in Wappingers Falls, New York Rakesh K. Mehta, M.D., serves as the Chief of Hematology / Oncology and Medical Specialties Program Manager in V.A. Hudson Valley’s Healthcare System, as well as a Clinical Associate Professor in Valhalla’s New York Medical College. Dr. Mehta is a highly experienced and respected physician who has been in practice for more than four decades. His life in medicine traces back to 1975 at his graduation from the Government Medical College of Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar, India, where he was awarded a gold medal alongside his medical degree to distinguish academic excellence. He was then able to complete postgraduate study at the recognized academic institutes, Postgraduate Medical education and Research ,Chandigarh India and All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi India . Following these graduations Dr Mehta became a resident at the University of Alberta in Canada, and then earned his fellowship at the Cross Cancer Institute of Edmonton. In pursuit of advanced medical training he undertook a second fellowship at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York. While a fellow Dr. Mehta was published in research and later he also co-authored 2 textbooks. Dr. Mehta is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Hospice Care & Palliative Medicine, and Medical Oncology. It is in this last mentioned field that he has become internationally renowned over the span of his career for treating a wide range of cancer-related conditions and blood disorders. He has received the V.A.’s Secretary Hand and Hearts Award for excellent patient care, known among colleagues and patients not only for his expertise as a hematologist and oncologist but also for his compassionate approach to medicine.

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