Monica Mehta, M.D.
Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine
I grew up in Huntingtown, MD, a small town in Calvert County, and moved nearby to D.C. to complete my undergraduate and medical degrees through the 7-year accelerated BA/MD program at The George Washington University.
I knew I wanted to be a doctor since I was in grade school, but took my time deciding which field of medicine to pursue. I was drawn to pediatrics because I enjoyed the ability to work with families and help prevent chronic lifestyle diseases. I also found that the best teachers were pediatricians and am looking forward to learning how to be an effective educator by working with the faculty here at UMMC.
Outside of the hospital, I enjoy exploring new restaurants (especially for brunch), spending time with my family, planning vacations with my friends, and teaching Zumba! I can’t wait to check out Baltimore’s amazing restaurants with my co-residents!