Sanjeev Bhalla, MD
Sanjeev Bhalla, MD, associate professor of radiology and chief of the Section of Cardiothoracic Imaging, is being recognized as a superb clinician and outstanding educator.Bhalla, co-chief of emergency radiology and body computed tomography at Washington University’s Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, is considered by colleagues to be one of the finest clinical radiologists at Washington University Medical Center.
He is highly sought after for consultations, even by members of his own department, particularly in the areas of cardiothoracic and pulmonary imaging. Colleagues describe him as a compassionate physician, caring individual, and clinical leader who always puts excellence in patient care first. He has been listed in Best Doctors in America since 2005.He is held in equally high regard as an outstanding teacher, currently serving as director of the emergency medicine resident rotation in diagnostic radiology and advisor for medical students going into radiology. He has been honored with one of four Outstanding Teaching Awards in Radiology Residency every year since 2000. In 2003 and 2011 he was named the Radiology Residency Teacher of the year. In addition, he has received four teaching awards from medical students and one from surgery house staff, and twice has been named the Alpha Omega Alpha Lecturer at Washington University. He also shares his expertise as a superb mentor to junior faculty in cardiothoracic imaging.
Bhalla is highly active in all of the major national radiology societies and is a frequent guest lecturer nationwide and internationally. He has contributed 55 peer-reviewed manuscripts and 13 book chapters.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from Yale in 1990 and his medical degree from Columbia University in 1994. After an internship at Columbia, he came to Mallinckrodt for his diagnostic radiology residency, serving as chief resident, and his cardiac and thoracic imaging fellowship. He was named Fellow of the Year in 2000.