Ajay K. Bhatia MD, PhD

Ajay K. Bhatia, MD, PhD

About Ajay Bhatia

Dr. Ajay Bhatia is a pediatric cardiac intensive care physician. After completing undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University and Oxford University, he received his medical degree from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis where he also completed a Ph.D., in Immunology.

He then went to the University of California San Francisco for residency training in pediatrics and then pursued fellowship training in pediatric cardiology at Emory University.

He received further subspecialty training in cardiac intensive care at Stanford University.

In addition to caring for patients with critical heart disease, Dr. Bhatia has been involved in further developing the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) program at Children’s Hospital New Orleans.

His research interests include investigation of anticoagulation for patients on mechanical support as well as understanding the mechanisms of heart failure from a variety of causes.

He has authored several peer-reviewed publications and has presented his work at national and international scientific meetings.

Dr.Bhatia chose to practice Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care because he takes great pride in making sure that his patients with complex heart disease receive the best possible care when they need it most.

Little Something Extra:
When he is not at the hospital, he is enjoying the food and festivals of New Orleans or traveling to climb mountains (even made it to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro) and find waves to surf.

  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care

Office Information

Children's Hospital
200 Henry Clay Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118
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  • Medical School
    Washington University School of Medicine
  • Residency
    University of CA San Francisco
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Pediatrics