2019 Distinguished Scientist - Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FAHA

Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FAHA
Executive Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Programs,
Brigham and Women's Hospital Heart & Vascular Center
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA


After graduating as valedictorian from Boston Latin School, Dr. Bhatt obtained his undergraduate science degree as a National Merit Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his MD from Cornell University and a master’s degree in public health with a concentration in clinical effectiveness from Harvard University. He did an internship and residency in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and his cardiovascular training at the Cleveland Clinic. He also did fellowships in interventional cardiology and cerebral and peripheral vascular intervention, and served as Chief Interventional Fellow at the Cleveland Clinic, where he was an interventional cardiologist and associate professor of medicine for several years. He was also director of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, associate director of the Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship and associate director of the Cardiovascular Coordinating Center.

Dr. Bhatt then became chief of cardiology at the VA Boston Healthcare System for several years.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital selected him as the 2014 Eugene Braunwald Scholar. He has been listed in Best Doctors in America from 2005 to 2018. He received the Eugene Braunwald Teaching Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Clinical Cardiology from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2017 and the ACC’s Distinguished Mentor Award in 2018.

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 more than 1,250 publications. He is the editor of the peer-reviewed Journal of Invasive Cardiology and editor-in-chief of the Harvard Heart Letter for patients.

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