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Rajeev Bhatia, MD

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Rajeev Bhatia, MD

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Phoenix Children's Ambulatory & Specialty Center - Scottsdale

6990 E Shea Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85254-5200
United States

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+Education & Training

Medical School / Education

University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, India


Infants and Children's Hospital of Brooklyn, Maimonides Medical Center, New York


Children's Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California


Infants and Children's Hospital of Brooklyn, Maimonides Medical Center, New York

+Academic and Professional Affiliations

Academic Affiliations

Associate Professor, Department of Child Health, University of Arizona College of Medicine-PhoenixVoluntary Faculty, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Thoracic Society (ATS) Member, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

+Research & Publications

Rajeev Bhatia & Kelly J. DiLullo (2019) Utility and efficiency of methacholine challenge testing in evaluating pediatric asthma: unraveling the diagnostic conundrum, Journal of Asthma, DOI: 10.1080/02770903.2019.1663431Wong M and Bhatia R. A 9-month-old with wheezing and acute hypoxic respiratory failure. Clin Case Rep. 2019;7:976-980Bhatia R, Kaye M, Roberti-Miller A. Longitudinal assessment of exercise capacity and quality of life outcome measures in cystic fibrosis: A year-long prospective pilot study. J Eval Clin Pract. 2019;1-6Bhatia R, Schwendeman E. Efficient Use of Simple Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction Challenge Testing in Pediatric Exercise-Induced Dyspnea. Respir Care. 2019 Jan;64(1):71-76Oliveira, F. M. S., W. H. Tran, D. J. Lesser, R. Bhatia, S. D. Mittelman, T. G. Keens, S. L. D. Ward, and M. C. K. Khoo . Abnormalities in autonomic function in obese boys at risk for insulin resistance and obstructive sleep apnea. Pediatr Res. 2018 Nov 12. [Epub ahead of print]Colwell, Kelly and R Bhatia. Calculated versus Measured MVV-Surrogate Marker of Ventilatory Capacity in Pediatric CPET Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2017; 49(10):1987-1992Nicole Giles and Rajeev Bhatia. Cough and fever in an immigrant adolescent with abnormal chest X-ray. Respiratory Medicine Case Reports 20C (2017) pp. 19-21Bhatia R, Lesser DJ, Oliveira FG, Tran WH, Keens TG, Khoo MC, Davidson Ward SL. Body Fat Composition: A Predictive Factor for Sleep Related Breathing Disorder in Obese Children. J Clin Sleep Med. 2015 Sep 15;11(9):1039-45Lesser DJ*, Bhatia R* (*Co-first authors) , Tran WH, Oliveira F, Ortega R, Keens TG, Mittelman SD, Khoo MC, Davidson Ward SL. Sleep Fragmentation and Intermittent Hypoxemia Associated with Decreased Insulin Sensitivity in Obese Adolescent Latino Males. Pediatr Res. 2012 Sep;72(3):293-8Rajeev Bhatia, M.D., Daniel J. Lesser, M.D., Marlyn S. Woo, M.D., and Thomas G. Keens, M.D. Six-Minute Walk Test and Health-Related Quality of Life: Objective Tools to Assess Improvement in Cystic Fibrosis Patients Hospitalized for Pulmonary Exacerbation. Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonology , Volume 25, Number 2, 2012Bhatia R, Pagala M, Vaynblat M, Marcus M, Kazachkov M.Intrathoracic airway obstruction and gastroesophageal reflux: A canine model. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2012 Nov;47(11):1097-102Jassal MS, Yu AM, Bhatia R, Keens TG, Davidson Ward SL. Effect of residential proximity to major roadways on cystic fibrosis exacerbations. Int J Environ Health Res. 2013;23(2):119-31Oliveira, F. M. S., W. H. Tran, R. Bhatia, D. J. Lesser, P. Chalacheva, S. D. Mittelman, T. G. Keens, S. L. D. Ward, and M. C. K. Khoo. 'Relationships among autonomic dysfunction, obstructive sleep apnea and insulin resistance in childhood obesity.' Autonomic Neuroscience 163, no. 1 (2011): 81Oliveira, F., W.H. Tran, D. Lesser, R. Bhatia, R. Ortega, S.D. Mittelman, T.G. Keens, S.L. Davidson Ward, and M.C.K. Khoo. Autonomic and metabolic effects of OSA in childhood obesity. Conf. Proc. IEEE Eng. Med. Biol. Soc. 1:6134-6137, 2010. PMID: 21097142Rajeev Bhatia, MD. Respiratory Disorders in Young Children. Merck Manual Professional and Consumer version (Chapter Update)Rajeev Bhatia, Mutasim Abu Hasan and Miles Weinberger. Exercise-Induced Dyspnea in Children and Adolescents: Differential Diagnosis. Pediatr Ann. 2019 Mar 1;48(3):e121-e127.Rajeev Bhatia and John McBride. Maternal medications in pregnancy and childhood asthma: causation or association? J Clin Pharmacol. 2016 Jan;56(1):124-5 (Editorial)R. Bhatia, MD, FAAP. Exercise Induced Dyspnea can have many causes. AAP News. Volume 36. Number 1, Jan, 2015. Bhatia, MD, FAAP Dexamethasone: An Emerging Alternative to Prednisone for Acute Asthma Exacerbations. Ohio pediatrics, 2016
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