Dr Ramesh Mehta is one of the founder Executive Committee members of Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO) since the inception of GAPIO in 2011, representing estimated 1.4 million Indian doctors practicing worldwide.
Dr Ramesh Mehta has served as President of GAPIO from January 2017 to January 2020.
Since then, he has been at the helm of the organisation. It has become the biggest and most influential organisation of doctors worldwide.
During Dr Mehta’s presidentship many community service and health check-up camps has been undertaken at Kurukshetra (Haryana), Mumbai & Nashik (Maharashtra), Banaskantha (Gujarat) and Sawaimadhopur (Rajasthan).
17 Leadership Development Programs (LDP) has been organized in pan India locations with aim to train the medical fraternity to become effective leaders.
During the tenure of Dr Ramesh Mehta 3 annual conferences held at Nagpur and twice at Mumbai and 3 midyear conferences held at Tampa, Vancouver and Antigua & Barbuda.
He is recipient of several awards including prestigious National Clinical Excellence Awards. He was HSJ top 50 BME leaders in the NHS for 2 consecutive years in 2013 and 2014 and HSJ top 100 clinical Leaders in the NHS in 2014. He has been awarded Honorary Fellowship of the RCPCH. He was recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2017 with an appointment of the officer of the Order of British Empire (OBE) for services to the NHS.
Dr Mehta is passionate to promote professional excellence and leadership.
He has personally helped hundreds of individual doctors by providing guidance on career progression.
Dr Ramesh Mehta has been a true role model as a professional par excellence. He has shown leadership in the field of medicine, management, medical education and the voluntary sector.
Dr. Mehta retired as a Consultant Paediatrician at Bedford Hospital, having worked in the NHS for 36 years. He was tutor for Cambridge Deanery and University, national and overseas examiner for MRCPCH; PLAB examiner; council member RCPCH; chair regional Paediatric development group and strategic lead, South Asia for the RCPCH. He has presented several papers in national and international meetings. He is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He was a member of a standards setting group, General Medical Council and Reviewer for Health Care quality Commission.
Dr Mehta is also the President of British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (BAPIO).