Wajahat Z. Mehal, MD, DPhil
Director, Yale University Center for Digestive Diseases, Associate Professor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT
Dr. Mehal is currently Associate Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases), Director of Yale Weight Loss Program and liver transplantation center. He is Board Certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. He has well over 75 publications including book chapters focused in hepatology. He is well regarded in the area of hepatology and has played an important role leading the discussion on the therapeutic landscape of weight management. This area has changed with the introduction of new and well tested weight loss medications, and the intra-gastric balloons. The weight loss program Dr. Mehal oversees brings all non-surgical weight loss components into a single place and include lifestyle/dietary interventions, psychological (Mindfulness training), medications, meal replacement (Optifast) and endoscopic approaches (gastric balloon). This Program also has links to specialty clinics such a diabetes, sleep apnea, hepatology, and has a dedicated EPIC department with outcomes tracker capacity so that outcomes can be quantified and associated with different management decisions. Dr. Mehal received his MD, DPhil, and BA from the University of Oxford..
In his current role, Dr. Mehal plays a critical role in helping the field of hepatology evolve in the areas of HIV, weight loss and liver transplant.