Dr Ritan Mehta
Consultant in Sport, Exercise and Musculoskeletal
MBBS BSc MSc SEM MRCGP FFSEM PGCTIPC
Consultant in Sport, Exercise and Musculoskeletal Medicine
Dr Mehta has a special interest in the conservative management of lower limb sports injuries, groin pain and tendon problems.
Dr Mehta has extensive experience in treating athletes from a variety of sports and of varying abilities. He has treated Gymnasts, Olympic and Paralympic athletes, Rugby Players and Footballers of all levels. His main sporting interest is football medicine and he has attended two world cups (FIFA Women’s World Cup, Canada 2015 and FIFA Men’s U20 World Cup, Colombia 2011) and was the team doctor during Watford’s promotion to the Premier league in 2015.
Dr Mehta prides himself on ensuring all patients have a detailed clinical assessment to enable an accurate diagnosis to be made and an appropriate treatment plan implemented. He understands patients’ desire to return to their physical activity levels and sports as soon as possible following any injury and will work with them closely to achieve this.
Recent and current appointments:
England Women’s Lead Performance Doctor, The FA
Team Doctor to the England Senior Women’s Football Team, The FA
Senior Clinical Lecturer, Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine, QMUL
Honorary Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine, Mile End Hospital
Watford Football Club Team Doctor from 2011 - 2016
Sports Medicine Doctor at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
Publications, lectures and teaching:
National and international publications and presentations in Sport and Exercise Medicine
Author of several book chapters and co-developed The FA guidelines on Hepatitis and HIV in professional football.
Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine
New Consultants representative on FSEM Council
Member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine