Deepak L. Bhatt MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI, FESC, is Executive Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Programs at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Heart & Vascular Center and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is also a Senior Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a Senior Investigator in the TIMI Study Group.
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 Master 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 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 spent 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. He was then recruited to be the Chief of Cardiology at VA Boston Healthcare System and served in that role for several years. Dr. Bhatt has been listed in Best Doctors in America from 2005 to 2016. He was selected by Brigham and Women’s Hospital as the 2014 Eugene Braunwald Scholar.
Dr. Bhatt’s research interests include acute coronary syndromes, preventive cardiology, and advanced techniques in cardiac, cerebral, and peripheral intervention. He has authored or co-authored over 750 publications and is listed as a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher. He is the Editor of Cardiovascular Intervention: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease and Atherothrombosis in Clinical Practice published by Oxford University Press. He was the international PI for the CHARISMA and CRESCENDO trials and co-PI of the three CHAMPION trials. He served as chair of COGENT and helped lead STAMPEDE. He serves as co-chair of the REACH registry and chairs REDUCE-IT. He is co-PI of SAVOR-TIMI 53, SYMPLICITY HTN-3, and THEMIS. In 2014, he was listed in the AHA/ASA top ten advances in heart disease and stroke research (for STAMPEDE and SYMPLICITY HTN-3). He is the Chair of the AHA-GWTG Quality Oversight Committee. He is a Trustee of the ACC. He is Senior Associate Editor for News and Clinical Trials for ACC.org. He is the Editor of the peer-reviewed Journal of Invasive Cardiology, Chief Medical Editor of Cardiology Today’s Intervention for healthcare professionals, and Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Heart Letter for patients.