Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, Nuclear Cardiology, and Echocardiography

Vikas Bhatia, MD

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Whether the cardiologist sees you in the office or in the hospital, he or she will review your medical history and perform a physical examination which may include checking your blood pressure, weight, heart, lungs, and blood vessels. Some problems may be diagnosed by your symptoms and the doctor’s findings when you are examined. You may need additional tests such as an ECG, x-ray, or blood test. Other problems will require more specialized testing. Your cardiologist may recommend lifestyle changes or medicine. Each patient’s case is unique.

Dr. Vikas Bhatia is a board-certified cardiologist dedicated to treating diseases of the cardiovascular system. Dr. Bhatia earned his medical degree at the esteemed, Mualana Azad Medical College in India. During medical school he attended the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas as a visiting medical student. Dr. Bhatia did his Internal Medicine Residency training and Cardiology fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

As a resident at UAB, Dr. Bhatia was an accomplished researcher, having won Top Ranking Abstract Award from the American Heart Association and the Thomas N. James Award for Excellence in Research by a Resident at UAB. He continued to publish and pursue clinical research during his fellowship training. He has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals including the Circulation, Journal of American Journal of Cardiology, American Journal of Cardiology, American Journal of Medicine, and International Journal of Cardiology. He serves as a peer reviewer for a number of medical journals related to the field of cardiology. In 2014, Dr. Bhatia was inducted to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical society, honoring his commitment to scholarship, leadership, professionalism, and service.

Outside of his career, Dr. Bhatia enjoys playing tennis and basketball.

Joined Practice: 2015

MBBS: Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India

Medical Degree: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

Residency: University of Alabama – Birmingham, 2012

Fellowship: University of Alabama – Birmingham, 2015


American Board of Internal Medicine
American Society of Echocardiography

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