Dr. Bansal is currently Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Liver Diseases at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Mount Sinai Health Partners, and Vice President, Population Health for Quality and Efficiency. Dr. Bansal attended Harvard University and then Cornell Medical School. She did her internship and residency at Cornell Medical School and then completed Gastroenterology Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania in 2001.
Dr. Bansal joined the faculty at Mount Sinai in 2001 and from 2002-2009 she served as Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Director, leading one of the largest transplant hepatology fellowships in the United States. While remaining clinically active, she developed an NIH-funded basic research program focusing on understanding underlying molecular mechanisms of liver fibrosis and stellate cell biology in an effort to develop novel anti-fibrotic therapies. Her current research interests focus on the impact of HIV on hepatic inflammation and fibrosis. She became the Director of Translational Research in the Division of Liver Diseases in 2013 and has been principal investigator for numerous clinical trials ranging from HCV to NASH. In 2013, she became the Medical Director of all Hospital-based Clinics at Mount Sinai. In this latter role she developed an interest in population health and the challenges of the evolving health care landscape. Over the past 5 years, her focus has also been on building a population health infrastructure that will allow a large academic health system to be successful in value-based care.
Dr. Bansal is excited to bring her clinical, scientific, and administrative expertise to the AASLD Governing Board.
Conflict of Interest
Dr. Meena B. Bansal provided scientific consulting for Kinetix Group and Boehringer-Ingelheim. She has received research grants paid to her institution from NIH. She serves on the data safety monitoring board for TREAT Consortium (NIH; not commercial entity).