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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

  • Cardiac Amyloid Imaging
  • Cardiac Transplant
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Heart Failure Section
View all 5 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Amyloid Sarcoid Heart Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Cardiac Dyspnea
  • 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 18 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.

Success Rates: Success rates for specific procedures at Cleveland Clinic are available at https://my.clevelandclinic.org/departments/heart/about/outcomes-stats.

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

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cardiovascular Disease
Cleveland, OH United States

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

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

Undergraduate - Washington University in St. Louis
Saint Louis, MO


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Nuclear 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 4/15/2024, Dr. Bhat has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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

238 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 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

49 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2024

Dr Bhat explained my situation very thoroughly

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2024

Jeremy Brookbanks MD heart failure fellow did all the consenting and explanation of the procedure. Dr. Bhat did not stick his head out behind the window to introduce himself or ask if I had any questions. The fellow was superb!

Reviewed on May 24, 2024

First and foremost, Dr. Bhat prevented me from having open heart surgery; rather using drug therapy. My latest test results were very good, thanks to his expertise and attention to my history and symptoms. He Is always available to answer concerns, and his demeanor during face-to-face meetings makes me feel very comfortable.

Reviewed on May 21, 2024

This was a VERY good meeting with Dr. Bhat. I felt so much better after the meeting.

Reviewed on May 2, 2024

I am very pleased with my doctor and his staff

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2024

Dr. Bhat is kind, efficient, & knowledgeable. He calms our fears & explains excellently.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Dr Bhat Is amazing!!

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2024

I would definitely recommend Dr Bhat. He is very caring, explains things well and takes his time. I have not felt rushed at all. Very good Dr.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2024

Courteous and respectful. Extremely knowledgeable. Very pleased with Dr Bhat.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

Dr. Pavan Bhat Is very knowledgeable and well versed in my heart condition as well as being considerate of my worries and concerns. I would recommend him 100%. I am so pleased and grateful that he is my doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

I have already recommended Dr. Bhat.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2024

I recently had to call to get a prescription refill authorized by Dr Baht. No problem getting connected and staff was very friendly and helpful,

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2024

Video visit with Dr Baht helped me feel a lot better as he was able to dispel some of the concerns that I had.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

Dr. Bhat is an excellent physician and I am very pleased to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

Dr. Bhat is an exceptional physician.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

Dr Bhat is an excellent dr, like him very much.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

Good Doctor called me and our conversation was good zoom did not work

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

Dr Bhat great doctor

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

We have enjoyed talking to Dr Bhat, he listens to what you have to say and will discuss options that are good for you.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2024

Dr. Pavan Bhat creates an excellent provider to patient experience for every consultation or appointment.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

As a retired PA I have been very Impressed with with Dr Bhat. His attention has gone above and beyond more times than I have room for here.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Could not work video conference but Dr called us on the phone as he sensed I was having some problems. Goo job Doc.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

Dr. Bhat's team is keen on keeping in touch. I was fully supported all along the way. I appreciate that feeling of being 'held'. As important.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Dr. Bhat is very good doctor and very patiently listen and answers all our question, He is very good doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

Dr. Bhat's is terrific!

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

Dr Baht's the best.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

Dr Baht is the best.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

Dr Baht is always a pleasure.Very caring and helpful!

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

Dr Bhat was very thorough, patient, and compassionate. Answered all of my questions satisfactorily

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Dr. Bhat has always very focused on providing the very best care.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Dr. Bhat did an excellent job of explaining.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

Excellent experience with Dr. Bhat. Confidence in the provider's experience and ability to assist with my medical condition and concerns.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Very good as usual. Today referred friend to Dr. Bhat and Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

I ALWAYS feel I am in good hands with Dr Bhat!!!

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

Best cardiologist I've encountered. Thanks, Dr. Bhat.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

I have recommened DR. B. He is the best.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Dr Bhat was the most compassionate and thorough doctor that I have seen in a while. He assured me that he will do his best to get answers for me and figure things out.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr. Very kind & listens to our concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

Dr.Bhat very easy to talk to. Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

He is a model of a physician

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Dr. Baht is an excellent listener, communicator and very caring person. He is an exceptional doctor, who I would recommend to anyone.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Dr Baht is very caring and easy to talk to. He is a kind man and knows what he's doing. Very intelligent but doesn't make you feel less than

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Dr. Bhat is exponentially knowledgeable and a good listener. Very present in our conversations. Very relaxed visit which he takes from how his patient is presenting. He's great.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr pavat and his staff was amazing, I was so at ease especially with how they treated me with care and respect they made my experience a very pleasant experience and I appreciated that more than anything

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

We were very pleased with Doctor Bhat and would recommend him to anyone, very kind, listens to what you have to say, explains everything so you can understand It In laymen terms. Calls you If an Issue shows up on your test. All the people we had contact with were very good at their jobs.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

Dr. Bhat was very thorough. He went back to when I had my first surgery and proceeded, like a timeline, to the present.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

I am concerned about the length of time It Is going to take until I can return for the tests that Dr. Bhat ordered. It Is over ten weeks. I live In a rural part of Upper Michigan and worry that something could very well happen In the meantime.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Dr. Bhat has been very helpful to me and my family. He has gone the extra mile to make my surgery turn out in a positive manner. Thank you Dr. Bhat!

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

I really like Dr Bhat and trust his judgment.

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