Surya Bhatt, MD



Assistant Professor of Medicine

Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine
1720 2nd Avenue So, THT-422
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL 35294

Board Certifications
2009, American Board of Internal Medicine

2012, American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases

Medical School:  Mysore Medical School, Mysore, India, 1995-2001

Internship:  University Hospital Krishna Rajendra & Cheluvamba Hospital, Mysore, 2000 - 2001

Residency:  All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, 2002 - 2004
                   Temple University St. Luke's Hospital, 2006-2009

Chief Resident:  All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, 2005 - 2006 

Fellowship:  University of Iowa Hospital and Health Clinic, 2009 - 2012


Contact Information

Campus Address:

   THT 422

Academic Office location:

   LHR 319

Office Phone:

   (205) 996-5864

Office Fax (Academic):

   (205) 934-1721

TKC Clinic Phone:

   (205) 801-7545

TKC Clinic Fax:

   (205) 802-8231

Email Address:

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Office Assistant:                                    

Amy Patillo                                                                                                              
Ph: (205) 975-6770                                                                       

Fax: (205) 934-6229                                                                

Brief Bio

Clinical Interests 

COPD, Lung mass, EBUS


Academic & Research Interests

CIOPD: Acute exacerbations, phenotyping, heart-lung interactions and rehabilitation

Key Publications

1.    Bhatt SP, Luqman-Arafath TK, Gupta AK, Mohan A, Dey T, Nanda S, Stoltzfus JC, Guleria R, Volitional pursed lips breathing in stable COPD patients improves exercise capacity. Chron Respir Dis 2012. In Print. PMID:23149383.

2.    Bhatt SP, Nanda S, Kintzer JS Jr. Arrhythmias as trigger for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Respir Med. 2012; 106(8):1134-8. PMID:22595809.

3.    Bhatt SP, Guleria R, Luqman-Arafath TK, Gupta AK, Mohan A, Nanda S, Stoltzfus JC. Effect of tripod posture on objective parameters of respiratory function in stable COPD. Ind J Chest and Allied Sci. 2009; 51(2): 83-86.  PMID:19445443.

4.    Bhatt SP, Khandelwal P, Nanda S, Stoltzfus JC, Fioravanti GT. Serum Magnesium Is An Independent Predictor Of Frequent Readmissions Due To Acute Exacerbation Of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Respir Med. 2008;102(7):999-1003.  PMID:18396393.
5.    Mohan A, Bhatt SP, Mohan C, Arora S, Luqman-Arafath TK, Guleria R. Derivation of a prognostic equation to predict in-hospital mortality and requirement of invasive mechanical ventilation in patients with acute exacerbation chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Ind J Chest and Allied Sci. 2008; 50:335-42.  PMID:19035052.


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