Deepak L. Bhatt MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI, FESC, FACP, FCCP, is chief of cardiology at VA Boston Healthcare System and director of the Integrated Interventional Cardiovascular Program at Brigham and Women's Hospital and VA Boston Healthcare System. He is also a senior investigator in the TIMI Study Group and an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.
After graduating as valedictorian from the Boston Latin School, Dr. Bhatt obtained his undergraduate science degree as a National Merit Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, while also serving as a research associate at Harvard Medical School. He received his medical doctorate from Cornell University. He completed a Masters in Public Health with a concentration in clinical effectiveness at Harvard University. His internship and residency in internal medicine were performed at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and his cardiovascular training was completed at Cleveland Clinic. He also completed fellowships in interventional cardiology and cerebral and peripheral vascular intervention, as well as serving as chief interventional fellow, at Cleveland Clinic where he went on to spend several years as an interventional cardiologist and an associate professor of medicine. He served for many years as director of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship and as associate director of the Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship. He also served as associate director of the Cleveland Clinic Cardiovascular Coordinating Center. Dr. Bhatt was listed in Best Doctors in America in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010.
Dr. Bhatt's research interests include preventive cardiology, as well as the optimal management of patients with acute coronary syndromes. He also has research interests in advanced techniques in cardiac, cerebral, and peripheral intervention. He has authored or co-authored over 400 publications. He is on several editorial boards. He is the editor of Essential Concepts in Cardiovascular Intervention and Guide to Peripheral and Cerebrovascular Intervention, as well as co-editor of the Handbook of Acute Coronary Syndromes. He was the international principal investigator for the CHARISMA and CRESCENDO trials and co-principal investigator of the CHAMPION and COGENT trials. He serves as the co-chair of the REACH registry. He is also on the steering committees of several trials. He is the current chair of the AHA-GWTG Science Subcommittee. He is the associate editor for clinical trials for the ACC's Cardiosource. Dr. Bhatt has been a visiting lecturer at a number of prestigious institutions throughout the world. He has been interviewed extensively by news agencies on topics ranging from premature coronary artery disease to the role of inflammation and genetics in heart attacks.