Baptist Health cardiologist physician retires after 34 years

Baptist Health Hardin. June 24, 2024

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (June 25, 2024) – Prabodh Mehta, MD, with Baptist Health Medical Group Cardiology in Elizabethtown, will retire on July 19, with more than 34 years of commitment and service to the fields of cardiology, interventional cardiology and nuclear cardiology. 

Dr. Mehta is trained in interventional cardiology techniques, including rotational atherectomy, stenting procedures, and advanced intravascular imaging. He also specializes in heart failure and was integral in starting the Heart Failure Clinic at Baptist Health Hardin.

Dr. Mehta earned a medical degree from the Seth G. S. Medical College in India. After medical school, he completed his residency in internal medicine at K.E.M. Hospital. Dr. Mehta then completed an internal medicine residency, followed by cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowships at Wayne State University in Detroit. He is board certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease, nuclear cardiology and internal medicine. He is a member of the American College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, College of Physicians and Surgeons of India, and the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. 

“Over the course of my career, I have been committed to the optimal care of patients,” said Dr. Mehta. “I was always up to date in my knowledge and brought newer techniques and advanced therapeutics to cardiology in Elizabethtown. My patients received guideline-directed medical therapy.” 

Dr. Mehta is held in high regard by his patients, as well as office staff and hospital nurses. He is particularly proud of his role in establishing the STEMI program at Baptist Health Hardin and leading it to its current success. Dr. Mehta has been involved in clinical cardiology research in hyperlipidemia, heart failure, newer anticoagulants, and more. He has held numerous leadership positions, received multiple awards, and was chosen by his peers to be the chief of staff for five years at Hardin Memorial Hospital, now Baptist Health Hardin, during his distinguished career.