Surya P. Bhatt, MD

Surya Bhatt
Surya P. Bhatt, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at UAB’s Pulmonary Division. His main research interests are in phenotyping acute exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) with a special emphasis on cardiovascular comorbidity, heart-lung interactions, and also exercise physiology. He currently directs the UAB “Remote Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program”, a novel intervention directed at providing COPD patients with pulmonary rehabilitation at home with the help of telemonitoring and smart technology. The intervention includes early use of neuromuscular electrical stimulation and exercise therapy with the ultimate goal of reducing the rate of exacerbations of COPD and preventing hospitalization. The “COPD Get with it” program is funded by the UAB Health Services Foundation General Endowment Fund.