Sonia Deshmukh Mehta, MD

mehtaAssistant Professor of Anesthesiology

Contact Information

University of Florida
College of Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology
1600 SW Archer Road
PO Box 100254
Gainesville, Florida 32610-0254

Office Phone

(352) 273-6575


Administrative Assistant

Poppy Meehan
Phone: (352) 273-7094



Dr. Mehta is an Assistant Professor in the division of Pediatric Anesthesiology. She received her medical degree from Northeastern Ohio Medical University and came to UF in 2007 for her internship and residency in anesthesiology. She then went back to Ohio to complete a Pediatric Fellowship at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital before returning to UF as an Assistant Professor.

Dr. Mehta has been awarded the Exemplary Teaching Award at UF and has been a visiting professor at Nova Southeast University and Santa Rosa, Honduras. She has a passion for education and enjoys teaching and finding ways for people to learn and retain information. In her free time, Dr. Mehta likes to play piano and sing, travel, and spend time with family and friends. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and holds an ABA, Subspecialty Certification, in both Pediatric Anesthesiology and Basic Transesophageal Echocardiography. She is also a member of many professional societies such as the Society of Pediatric Anesthesia, American Society of Anesthesiologists, and the Florida Society of Anesthesiologists.



2012 Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Cincinnati, OH
2011 Anesthesiology Residency University of Florida College of Medicine Gainesville, FL
2008 Internship University of Florida College of Medicine Gainesville, FL
2007 MD Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine Rootstown, OH
2003 BS, magna cum laude University of Akron Akron, OH


Clinical/Research Interests

Education (medical students, residents, undergraduate students, nurses, etc.), pediatric anesthesia, particularly pediatric anterior mediastinal masses, pediatric airways, and congenital diaphragmatic hernias.


Awards and Honors

2014 Visiting Professor – The Royal Brompton Hospital (Part of the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS foundation trust), England
2012-2014 Exemplary Teaching Award, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
2013 Visiting Professor –  Nova Southeast, Florida
2012-2013 TW Andersen Teacher of the Year, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida


Selected Presentations/Lectures

2014 Pediatric Anesthesiology, The Royal Brompton Hospital (Part of the Royal Brompton and  Harefield NHS foundation trust) England
2013 Is it malignant hyperthermia?  A case of high fever and tachycardia following general anesthesia in an infant; Access of last resort: Use of bilateral intraosseous catheters in resuscitation of heart transplanted infant; Abernethy syndrome in a neonate undergoing AVM ligations and liver biopsy, New Zealand Anaesthesia Annual Scientific Meeting Dunedin, New Zealand
2013 Pediatric Airway; Pediatric Advanced Life Support lecture and workshop; Use of the Surgical Safety Checklist Santa Rosa, Honduras