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Texas Medical Center

Critical Care, Cardiology
Phone: 832-822-6230 (Critical Care)


6651 Main Street
MC E1420
Houston, TX 77030

Priya Bhat, MD, MS

Assistant Professor, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
University of Michigan Health System Fellowship Pediatric Cardiology 2010
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Residency Pediatric Anesthesiology 2007
University of South Alabama College of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2004
University of Alabama/Huntsville Masters Masters of Science 2000
University of Alabama/Huntsville Bachelors Bachelor of Science 1999


I am dedicated to providing comprehensive and excellent care to our fragile patient population with an emphasis on compassion, collaboration and transparency.

Clinical Interests:

Pre- and post-operative care of pediatric and adult patients with congenital heart disease; heart failure and mechanical support; single ventricle heart disease; support of patients, families and medical providers during prolonged and/or complex medical care, end of life; CICU team dynamics and education.

Research Interests:

Palliative and end-of-life care, single ventricle heart disease, quality improvement.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Member
American College of Cardiology Fellow
Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society Member

Selected Publications

Afonso NS, Ninemire RA, Gowda SH, Jump JL, Lantin-Hermoso RL, Johnson KE, Puri K, Hope KD, Kritz E, Achuff BJ, Gurganious L, Bhat PN. Redefining the relationship: Palliative care in critical perinatal and neonatal cardiac patients. Children 2021; 8(7): 548. PMID: 34201973.

Hope KD, Bhat PN, Dreyer WJ, Elias BA, Jump JL, Santucci G, Afonso NS, Ninemire RA, Achuff BJ, Kritz EM, Gowda SH, Puri K. Pediatric palliative care in the heart failure ventricular assist device and transplant populations: Supporting patients, families and their clinical teams. Children 2021; 8(6): 468. PMID: 34199474.

Savorgnan F, Bhat PN, Checchia PA, Acosta S, Tume SC, Lasa JJ, Asadourian V, Achuff BJ, Flores S, Ahmed M, Crouthamel DI, Loomba RS, Bronicki RA. RBC transfusion induced ST segment variability following the Norwood procedure. Crit Care Explor 2021 May; 3(5):e0417. PMID: 34036271.

DeWitt AG, Rossano JW, Bailly DK, Bhat PN, Chanani NK, Kirkland BW, Moga MA, Owens GE, Retzloff LB, Zhang W, Banerjee M, Costarino AT, Bird GL, Gaies M. Predicting and surviving prolonged critical illness after congenital heart surgery. Crit Care Med 2020; 48(70:e557-e564. PMID: 32574468.

Bhat PN, Costello JM, Aiyagari R, Sharek PJ, Algaze CA, Mazwi ML, Roth SJ, Shin AY. Diagnostic errors in paediatric cardiac intensive care. Cardiol Young 2018 May; 28(5): 675-82. PMID: 29409553.

Hancock HS, Pituch K, Uzark K, Bhat P, Fifer C, Silveira M, Yu S, Welch S, Donohue J, Lowery R, Aiyagari R. A randomized trial of early palliative care for maternal stress in infants prenatally diagnosed with single-ventricle heart disease. Cardiol Young 2018 Apr; 28(4): 561-70. PMID: 29316996.

Bhat P, Hirsch JC, Gelehrter S, Cooley E, Donohue J, King K, Gajarski RJ. Outcomes of infants weighing three kilograms or less requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation after cardiac surgery. Ann Thorac Surg 2013 Feb; 95(2): 656-61. PMID: 22921239.

Bhat P, Sisler I, Coller AB 3rd. Exchange transfusion as treatment for rasburicase induced methemoglobinemia in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficient patient. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2008 Oct; 51(4):568. PMID: 18561168.

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