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Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH
Senior Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Editor, Harvard Heart Letter, Harvard Medical School

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Department of Medicine
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Research Location: Peter Bent Brigham

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Deepak L. Bhatt MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI, FESC, is Executive Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Programs at Brigham and Women’s Health and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

After graduating as valedictorian from Boston Latin School, Dr. Bhatt obtained his undergraduate science degree as a National Merit Scholar at MIT while also serving as a research associate at Harvard Medical School. He received his medical doctorate from Cornell University and a Master of Public Health with a concentration in clinical effectiveness from Harvard University. His internship and residency in internal medicine were 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 and served 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, Associate Director of the Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship, and Associate Director of the 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. He was a Senior Investigator in the TIMI Study Group for over a decade. He was selected by Brigham and Women’s Hospital as the 2014 Eugene Braunwald Scholar. He has been listed in Best Doctors in America from 2005 to 2020. He received the Eugene Braunwald Teaching Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Clinical Cardiology from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2017, ACC’s Distinguished Mentor Award in 2018, and AHA’s Distinguished Scientist Award in 2019.

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 1500 publications and has been listed by the Web of Science Group as a Highly Cited Researcher from 2014 to 2019. He is the Editor of Cardiovascular Intervention: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease. 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 co-PI of STAMPEDE. He serves as co-chair of the REACH registry and chairs REDUCE-IT, SOLOIST, and SCORED. He is co-PI of SAVOR-TIMI 53, SYMPLICITY HTN-3, THEMIS, and THEMIS-PCI. In 2014, he was listed in the AHA/ASA top ten advances in heart disease and stroke research (for STAMPEDE and SYMPLICITY HTN-3); in 2018, REDUCE-IT was listed and also named the top cardiology trial by NEJM. He was the inaugural Chair of the AHA-GWTG Quality Oversight Committee. He served as a Trustee of the ACC. He is Senior Associate Editor for News and Clinical Trials for He is the Editor of the peer-reviewed Journal of Invasive Cardiology and Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Heart Letter for patients.

Harvard School of Public Health, 2008, MPH
Cornell University Medical College, 1993, MD
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989, BS

Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Research Mentorship, Cleveland Clinic, 2008
Greenfield Visiting Professor, Duke University, 2012
Elected into Association of University Cardiologists, 2010
Best Doctors in America, 2005-2018
Cardiovascular Fellows’ Visiting Professor, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, 2010
Anandi L. Sharma Visiting Professorship, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, 2009
Simon Dack Award for Outstanding Scholarship, American College of Cardiology, 2009

Other Professional Activities:
Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Heart Letter

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Publications (Pulled from Harvard Catalyst Profiles):

1. Bhatt DL, Pollack CV, Weitz JI. Antibody-Based Ticagrelor Reversal Agent in Healthy Volunteers. Reply. N Engl J Med. 2019 08 08; 381(6):586.

2. Bergmark BA, Bhatt DL, McGuire DK, Cahn A, Mosenzon O, Steg PG, Im K, Kanevsky E, Gurmu Y, Raz I, Braunwald E, Scirica BM. Metformin Use and Clinical Outcomes among Patients with Diabetes with or without Heart Failure or Kidney Dysfunction: Observations from the SAVOR-TIMI 53 Trial. Circulation. 2019 Jul 31.

3. Oren O, Gersh BJ, Bhatt DL. On the Pearls and Perils of Sub-subspecialization. Am J Med. 2019 Jul 29.

4. Xian Y, Xu H, O'Brien EC, Shah S, Thomas L, Pencina MJ, Fonarow GC, Olson DM, Schwamm LH, Bhatt DL, Smith EE, Hannah D, Maisch L, Lytle BL, Peterson ED, Hernandez AF. Clinical Effectiveness of Direct Oral Anticoagulants vs Warfarin in Older Patients With Atrial Fibrillation and Ischemic Stroke: Findings From the Patient-Centered Research Into Outcomes Stroke Patients Prefer and Effectiveness Research (PROSPER) Study. JAMA Neurol. 2019 Jul 22.

5. Inohara T, Liang L, Kosinski AS, Smith EE, Schwamm LH, Hernandez AF, Bhatt DL, Fonarow GC, Peterson ED, Xian Y. Recent Myocardial Infarction is Associated With Increased Risk in Older Adults With Acute Ischemic Stroke Receiving Thrombolytic Therapy. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 Aug 06; 8(15):e012450.

6. Flint AC, Conell C, Ren X, Banki NM, Chan SL, Rao VA, Melles RB, Bhatt DL. Effect of Systolic and Diastolic Blood Pressure on Cardiovascular Outcomes. N Engl J Med. 2019 07 18; 381(3):243-251.

7. Ader J, Wu J, Fonarow GC, Smith EE, Shah S, Xian Y, Bhatt DL, Schwamm LH, Reeves MJ, Matsouaka RA, Sheth KN. Hospital distance, socioeconomic status, and timely treatment of ischemic stroke. Neurology. 2019 Jul 18.

8. Bhatt DL, Aminian A, Kashyap SR, Kirwan JP, Wolski K, Brethauer SA, Hazen SL, Nissen SE, Schauer PR. Cardiovascular Biomarkers After Metabolic Surgery Versus Medical Therapy for Diabetes. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 Jul 16; 74(2):261-263.

9. Olivier CB, Bhatt DL, Leonardi S, Stone GW, Gibson CM, Steg PG, Hamm CW, Wilson MD, Mangum S, Price MJ, Prats J, White HD, Lopes RD, Harrington RA, Mahaffey KW. Central Adjudication Identified Additional and Prognostically Important Myocardial Infarctions in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2019 Jul; 12(7):e007342.

10. Capodanno D, Huber K, Mehran R, Lip GYH, Faxon DP, Granger CB, Vranckx P, Lopes RD, Montalescot G, Cannon CP, Ten Berg J, Gersh BJ, Bhatt DL, Angiolillo DJ. Management of Antithrombotic Therapy in Atrial Fibrillation Patients Undergoing PCI: JACC State-of-the-Art Review. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 Jul 09; 74(1):83-99.