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About Winta T. Mehtsun, MD, MPH
Winta Mehtsun, MD, MPH, is a surgical oncologist whose practice spans endocrine, sarcoma, and general surgical oncology. Dr. Mehtsun enjoys helping her patients through a team-based, multi-disciplinary approach to care, and she is an advocate for patients at all stages of their cancer treatment.
As an assistant professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine, she conducts public health research to improve the quality of cancer care. Her research findings have been published in several high-impact journals, including Annals of Surgery, Health Affairs, and JAMA Oncology.
Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Mehtsun was a clinical fellow in complex surgical oncology at the Mass General Brigham/Dana-Farber Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Harvard Medical School. She completed a research fellowship in health policy and surgical outcomes research at the Harvard T. Chan School of Public Health. She completed residency training in general surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and earned her medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She also earned a master's in public health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Dr. Mehtsun is a member of the Surgical Outcomes Club, American College of Surgeons, Association of Academic Surgery, Society of Surgical Oncology, Society of Black Academic Surgeons, and American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Outside of work, Dr. Mehtsun enjoys running, hiking, collecting music and spending time with her son.
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For more information, see Surgical Services and Moores Cancer Center.
- University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA
- Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
- Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Date Joined Staff
Conditions and Treatments
- Endocrine Surgery
- Gastric Cancer
- Surgical Oncology
- Gastrointestinal Cancers
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