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Rajeev Bhatia, MD

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Phoenix Children's Hospital - Thomas Campus

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Phoenix, AZ 85016
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Scottsdale, AZ 85254
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About Rajeev Bhatia, MD

Rajeev Bhatia, MD, is a pediatric pulmonologist who also serves as division chief of pulmonology at Phoenix Children's.

While interviewing, Dr. Bhatia was impressed with the leadership team at Phoenix Children's and their desire to work alongside physicians to provide the best possible patient care. It is that spirit of collaboration and commitment that inspires him to stay.

Dr. Bhatia earned his medical degree from the University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, India. He went on to complete his pediatric residency at Maimonides Children's Hospital in New York. He also completed a pediatric pulmonology fellowship at Children's Hospital Los Angeles in California. Dr. Bhatia has earned board certification in both pediatrics and pediatric pulmonology.

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Rajeev Bhatia, MD, is a pediatric pulmonologist who also serves as division chief of pulmonology at Phoenix Children's.

While interviewing, Dr. Bhatia was impressed with the leadership team at Phoenix Children's and their desire to work alongside physicians to provide the best possible patient care. It is that spirit of collaboration and commitment that inspires him to stay.

Dr. Bhatia earned his medical degree from the University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, India. He went on to complete his pediatric residency at Maimonides Children's Hospital in New York. He also completed a pediatric pulmonology fellowship at Children's Hospital Los Angeles in California. Dr. Bhatia has earned board certification in both pediatrics and pediatric pulmonology.

He has multiple professional affiliations and serves as an elected member of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Executive Committee of the Section on Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine. He's also serving as a Pulmonary Program chairperson for their national meetings from 2023 to 2025.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Bhatia is involved in research to further his field. He received the "Excellence in Research" award from the Division of Pediatric Pulmonology at Children's Hospital Los Angeles in 2011.

Dr. Bhatia has presented at multiple forums about breathing problems in children during exercise. He was also invited to present at the American Academy of Pediatrics 2022 National Conference & Exhibition about long COVID and dyspnea.

In his practice, Dr. Bhatia believes that patient care should be efficient, empathic, and equitable. He enjoys the challenge and fulfillment that his work brings.

Outside of work, Dr. Bhatia likes to travel with his family. He also enjoys sketching, but with his limited free time, he settles for doodling.

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+Education & Training

Board Certification

American Board of Pediatrics; Pediatric Pulmonology; General Pediatrics

Medical School / Education

(M.B.B.S.) University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, India

Residency

(Pediatrics) Infants and Children's Hospital of Brooklyn, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Fellowship

(Pediatric Pulmonology) Children's Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Internship

Infants and Children's Hospital of Brooklyn, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

+Academic and Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Thoracic Society (ATS); Member, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

+Awards

  • "Excellence in Research" Award - Division of Pediatric Pulmonology - Children's Hospital Los Angeles (June 2011)

+Research & Publications

Publications

Rajeev Bhatia, MD, Bruce H. Cohen, MD, Neil McNinch MSRN PSTAT. A Novel Exercise Testing Algorithm to Diagnose Mitochondrial Myopathy.
Muscle Nerve. 2021 May;63(5):715-723. doi: 10.1002/mus.27191. Epub 2021 Mar 3.

Rajeev Bhatia, MD. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing for pediatric exercise-induced dyspnea especially in patients whose asthma treatment failed.
Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol; January 2020; Volume 124, Issue 1, Pages 101-102).

Bhatia R, Kaye M, Roberti-Miller A. Longitudinal assessment of exercise capacity and quality of life outcome measures in cystic fibrosis: A year-long prospective pilot study.
J Eval Clin Pract. 2020 Feb;26 (1):236-241. doi: 10.1111/jep.13105

Rajeev Bhatia & Kelly J. DiLullo (2019) Utility and efficiency of methacholine challenge testing in evaluating pediatric asthma: unraveling the diagnostic conundrum,
Journal of Asthma, 2019 Sep 17:1-6. doi: 10.1080/02770903.2019.1663431.

Bhatia R, Schwendeman E. Efficient Use of Simple Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction Challenge Testing in Pediatric Exercise-Induced Dyspnea.
Respir Care. 2019 Jan;64(1):71-76

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