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Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Heart Failure Section
View all 3 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Amyloid Sarcoid Heart Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Cardiac Amyloid Imaging
  • Cardiac Dyspnea
  • Cardiac transplant
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congestive Cardiomyopathy
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Diastolic Dysfunction
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Dyspnea
  • Enlarged Heart
  • Fabry's Disease
  • Familial Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Failure
  • Infiltrative Cardiomyopathy
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Right Heart Failure
  • Sarcoid Heart Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
View all 20 Specialties +


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About Pavan Bhat, MD

Pavan Bhat, MD, FACC, is a heart failure specialist in the Heart Failure & Cardiac Transplantation Section of the Tomsich Family Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. He sees patients at main campus.

Specialty Interests: Advanced heart failure, heart transplant, left ventricular assist devices (LVADs), heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), cardiac amyloidosis, cardiac sarcoidosis and nuclear medicine PET/SPECT imaging, cardiomyopathy, right heart catheterization, endomyocardial biopsy

Experience: Physicians in the Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute annually perform more than 100,000 diagnostic imaging studies, including echocardiograms, electrocardiograms and stress testing. Since coming to Cleveland Clinic as a cardiovascular medicine fellow in 2016, Dr. Bhat has evaluated several thousand patients with advanced heart failure.

Dr. Bhat is board certified in internal medicine, echocardiography, cardiovascular disease and nuclear cardiology and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

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Education: Dr. Bhat earned his Doctor of Medicine from Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, and completed his internal medicine residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.  He was selected and served as chief medical resident at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He came to Cleveland Clinic as a cardiovascular medicine fellow in 2016 and completed his subspecialty training here as the chief fellow in advanced heart failure and transplantation.

Dr. Bhat was named to the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2020 on completion of his heart failure and transplant fellowship.

Research, Publications and Speaking: Dr. Bhat has been participating in clinical research on heart failure since his residency. He currently is involved in two research studies: an analysis of the factors that predict recovery of heart function in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and an analysis of mortality, exercise capacity and gender as related to different exercise stress test protocols. He has coauthored scientific papers published in peer-reviewed medical journals and four book chapters related to heart failure. Dr. Bhat has presented his research at national cardiology meetings including HFSA and ACC.

About Dr. Bhat: “I consider it a privilege to serve patients with advanced heart failure. Heart failure can be a discouraging diagnosis for so many patients and is associated with a stigma in society. I believe we can offer many patients the chance for heart recovery and offer them hope they otherwise would not have. Every day I spend with my patients is exciting, and the opportunity to help them is what gets me out of bed every morning.”

Leisure Activities: Dr. Bhat enjoys hiking, cooking and travel.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cardiovascular Disease
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Barnes Jewish Hospital
Internal Medicine
St. Louis, MO USA

Medical Education - Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO USA

Undergraduate - Washington University in St. Louis


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • - Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

Specialty Interests

Advanced heart failure, heart transplant, left ventricular assist devices (LVADs), heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), cardiac amyloidosis, cardiac sarcoidosis and nuclear medicine PET/SPECT imaging, cardiomyopathy, right heart catheterization, endomyocardial biopsy

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Pavan Bhat, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 8/2/2021, Dr. Bhat has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

108 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2021

Dr. Bhat always explains clearly about my care and next steps.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2021

Dr Bhat. Is excellent in all ways. Very reassuring to be in touch with him

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

Doc. Bhat is a fine young man and I'm very glad he is my doctor

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

This care provider was absolutely amazing. He was reassuring and patient with answering every question that I had. It was amazing to get answers that I had been waiting months to receive. Very good guy overall and a great doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

This Dr makes your fell you are part of his family. He takes the time to go over everything with you asking if you have questions

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

For as busy as the providers are on a daily basis I was very happy with the amount of time spent with me. The RN at initial assessment and then Dr. Baht. There was no sense of hurry up I have another patient to see. When they were with me it "was all about me". They engaged in a two way conversation and made feel that I was an integral part of the long term health care plan to improve my condition

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

The doctors, and employee was very knowledgeable.. They were helpful, and friendly.. thank you, this is a very scary time for my family and we appreciate the wonderful service we are receiving.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

Dr. Bhat is a very attentive and thorough Doctor who takes his time to fully explain everything. He also makes you feel very comfortable during appointments and explains things in terms that are easy to understand. I feel very grateful to have found such an incredible Doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2021

Doctors to visit me were very helpful at their visits - for my future needs.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2021

Dr Bhatt showed empathy towards me

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

Best doctor ever

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Excellent doctor and nurse. Very thorough and really care about a patients well being.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

Dr Bhat was excellent!

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

Dr. Bhat is the best!! He listens and offers solutions!!

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

my visit with Dr Bhat was a good experience!

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

Dr. Bhat and his staff care was outstanding!

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2021

Most important, Dr Bhat listened carefully and acknowledged my symptoms, answered all possible questions, and clearly articulated his plan moving forward

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

Dr. Phat has been an exceptional cardiologist for me. He provides detailed explanations on your condition, answers all your questions, and he follows through with his comments! If he says he's going to provide a follow-up phone call....he WILL make that call. I can't thank him enough for the care he has provided for me.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

Dr. Bhat is very patient with my questions and re-explains if I don't understand.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

when I walked in the building for my appointment I was told it was the day before and that I miss my appointment. I asked at the desk could I go to see if they would still see me everyone in the reception area when you first come in and upstairs at Dr Pavan Bhat office. we're very kind and he was very kind to see me because I was supposed to see a different doctor the day before so I really appreciate it all the kindness doctor Bhat nurse or medical assistant was very kind. I wanted to let them know that I really appreciate them seeing me because I live 2 hours and a half away.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

Doctor Bhat is a wonderful representative of Cleveland clinic And the super nice guy

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

Dr Bhat had exemplary bedside manor. He was kind, compassionate and took his timetalking to us. I was greatly pleased by not only his professionalism but his ability to discuss important health matters in an approachable manner.

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