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Area of Practice Cardiology
Specialist Interests

All aspects of General Adult Cardiology; Echocardiography; Stress Echocardiography; Trans-oesophageal echocardiography.

Professional Profile

Dr Bhatia is Consultant Cardiologist and Clinical Governance Lead for Specialist Medicine, Tunbridge Wells Hospital. Appointed in 2009.

Formal Training: Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital, London ; Imperial College School Of Medicine & Science; The Hammersmith Hospital, London; The Royal Brompton Hospital, London; The Harefield Hospital, London.

Qualifications: BSc (Hon.) – 1991; MBBS (London, 1994); PhD (Imperial College, 2001); FRCP (London, 2012).

General scope of work: All aspects of general adult acute and elective cardiology; teaching of doctors, cardiology trainees and nurses at all levels; Clinical Governance Lead for Specialist Medicine on at Tunbridge Wells Hospital.

Dr Bhatia has up to two outpatient clinics per week; one each of specialist echocardiography / diagnostic coronary angiography / TOE and one to two stress echocardiography sessions per week.

Specialist expertise

All aspects of modern Cardiac Ultrasound Imaging techniques in the diagnosis and management of heart disease (including contrast echocardiography, stress echo; TOE and 3D echocardiography).

Ambition: To build and develop a nationally accredited centre of excellence in Echocardiography, Stress Echo and TOE. To continue to partake in and lead clinical research projects (e.g. Trial Principal Investigator) that can eventually lead to improvements in healthcare e.g. new medicines for heart disease.