Dr. Ankit Bhatia is a cardiologist specializing in the care of heart failure patients, including cardio-oncology and advanced heart failure therapies- left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) and cardiac transplantation. He has a specific interest in leveraging novel technologies to improve quality of life and outcomes for heart failure patients.
Dr. Bhatia was born and raised in Syracuse, NY. He completed his undergraduate studies at Princeton University, graduating summa cum laude. He subsequently completed his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, where he also stayed on to complete his Internal Medicine residency. He then transitioned to St. Louis, where he completed his General Cardiology and Heart Failure/Transplant Cardiology Fellowships, prior to joining The Christ Hospital.
Dr. Bhatia has a specific research and operational interest in improving heart failure care through the use of remote patient monitoring. Prior to his arrival at The Christ Hospital, he completed an Innovation Fellowship with BJC/Washington University Healthcare Innovation Lab. During that time, he developed and led a clinical trial focused on optimizing heart failure with the use of novel data monitoring tools, and led Cardiovascular Service Line efforts aimed at heart failure hospitalization reduction. Dr. Bhatia additionally serves on the Physician Advisory Board Member for Heartbeat Health, a telehealth startup funded by the American College of Cardiology. He has multiple national publications and book chapters, focused on clinical innovation and heart failure.
Dr. Bhatia is also very involved in the American College of Cardiology, where he currently serves on the national physician councils for both the Heart Failure & Transplant and Innovation Sections. He was also selected to participate in the prestigious ACC Leadership Academy.
He enjoys exploring the city with his wife, a Cincinnati native, and young son. He also enjoys cycling, Orangetheory Fitness, travel, and Syracuse basketball.