FacultyPhotoBhattAssociate Professor
Medical Director, Pulmonary Function and Exercise Physiology Laboratory and  UAB Telehealth Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
Director, UAB Lung Imaging Core

Areas of Interest
                                    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Bhatt completed his medical degree at Mysore Medical College in India, followed by an Internal Medicine residency and chief residency at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi, India. He then completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Temple University/St Luke’s University Hospital, followed by fellowship training in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine at the University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City. He has been a UAB faculty member since 2012 and is currently Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Bhatt serves as the Medical Director of the UAB Pulmonary Function and Exercise Physiology Lab, a state-of-the-art lab for pulmonary physiology testing. In 2017, he was one of UAB's Pittman Scholars and was awarded the Dean's Excellence Award for  Research by the UAB School of Medicine. Dr. Bhatt has also been named a "Top 10 Teacher" by the Department of Medicine in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Dr. Bhatt’s clinical interests include Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and advanced emphysema. As part of the multidisciplinary team at the COPD Clinic, he has a particular interest in the comprehensive holistic management of COPD patients. He also evaluates patients for lung volume reduction procedures and has a special interest in bronchoscopic lung volume reduction procedures including endobronchial valve and coil placements.

Dr. Bhatt also directs the “UAB Telehealth Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program”, a novel program directed at providing COPD patients with pulmonary rehabilitation at home with the help of telemonitoring and new technology.

Dr. Bhatt’s primary research interest is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), with an emphasis on acute exacerbations of COPD, cardiac comorbidity, heart-lung interactions, and respiratory physiology. He is interested in novel imaging modalities to help understand lung pathophysiology as it pertains to the above areas of interest. He directs the UAB Lung Imaging Core, and as part of the Lung Health Center, he is also involved in multiple NIH sponsored and pharma trials including the COPDGene and SPIROMICS studies.

Education & Training

Medical School
Mysore Medical College, Mysore, India

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India and Temple University/St. Luke's University Hospital, Bethlehem, PA

University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City, IA

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