Neel K. Bhatt, MD

Hometown: Evansville, IN

Personal Statement: I chose Washington University for otolaryngology for its excellent surgical training and emphasis on developing physician scientists. As a resident in the physician scientist program, I have had the opportunity to develop my own research interests. I am confident that this training will allow me to be a safe and conscientious surgeon, while giving me the tools to continue research beyond residency. In my free time, I enjoy playing guitar and basketball.


Undergraduate: Indiana University, BS, 2006

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine, 2012


  • Steven Dean Gray Resident Research Award, American Broncho-Esophagological Association (ABEA), 2017 and 2016
  • Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Ogura-Harkins Case Competition, St Louis, MO - 2nd Place, 2017
  • American Laryngological Association (ALA) Award, Winning Poster, 2016
  • Triological Society Award – Winning Poster 2012
  • Dean-appointment to Medical Student Council/Curriculum Review, Indiana University
  • National Speech Semi-finalist in collegiate Impromptu and Oratory Science, Technology and Research Scholar, Indiana University


Paniello RC, Bhatt NK, Chernock RD. Toxicity trial of canine posterior cricoarytenoid intramuscular vincristine injections. Laryngoscope. (Accepted).

Paniello RC, Halum SL, Bhatt NK, Bijangi-Vishehsaraei K, Zhang H, Brookes S. Improved adductor function after canine recurrent laryngeal nerve injury and repair using muscle stem cells. Laryngoscope. (Accepted)

Vila PM, Bhatt NK, Paniello RC. Early injection laryngoplasty may lower risk of thyroplasty: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Laryngoscope. (Accepted)

Zenga J, Haughey BH, Jackson RS, Adkins DR, Aranake-Chrisinger J, Bhatt N, Gay HA, Kallogjeri D, Martin EJ, Moore EJ, Paniello RC, Rich JT, Thorstad WL, Nussenbaum B. Outcomes of surgically treated human papillomavirus-related squamous cell carcinoma with N3 disease. Laryngoscope. 2017 Sept.

Gale DC, Bhatt NK, Paniello RC. Quantification of rat supraglottic laryngeal sensation threshold. Laryngoscope. 2017 Aug.

Bhatt NK, Khan TR, Mejias C, Paniello RC. Nerve transection repair using laser-activated chitosan in a rat model. Laryngoscope. 2017 Aug.

Bhatt NK, Park AM, Al-Lozi MT, Gale DC, Paniello RC. Compound motor action potential duration and latency are markers of recurrent laryngeal nerve injury. Laryngoscope. 2017 Aug.

Vila PM, Townsend ME, Bhatt NK, Kao WK, Sinha P, Neely JG. The P value problem in otolaryngology shifting to effect sizes and confidence intervals. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Jun.

Bhatt NK, Mejias C, Kallogjeri D, Gale DC, Park AM, Paniello RC. Potassium titanyl phosphate laser welding following complete nerve transection. Laryngoscope. 2017 Jul.

Park AM, Bhatt NK, Paniello RC. Paclitaxel inhibits post-traumatic recurrent laryngeal nerve regeneration into the posterior cricoarytenoid muscle in a canine model. Laryngoscope. 2017 Mar.

Paniello RC. Bhatt NK. Glottic closing force versus laryngeal adductory pressure in the canine larynx. Ann Otol Rihonol Laryngol. 2017 Mar.

Bhatt NK, Park AM, Al-Lozi M, Paniello RC. Compound Motor Action Potential Quantifies Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Innervation in a Canine Model. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2016 Jul.

Sand, J P, Park, AM, Bhatt N, Desai S. C Marquardt L, Sakiyama-Elbert S, Paniello, RC, Comparison of Conventional, Revascularized, and Bioengineered Methods of Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Reconstruction. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Jun 1.

Paniello RC, Park AM, Bhatt NK, Al-Lozi M. Recurrent laryngeal nerve recovery patterns assessed by serial electromyography. Laryngoscope 2016 Mar.

Bhatt NK, Halum SL. Management of Oropharyngeal Dysphagia.  Total Otolaryngology, New York Theime Publishers, 2014 

Bhatt N,
Psychotic Behavior in the Intensive Care Unit: ICU Delirium.  Winning Orations of the Interstate Oratorical Association.  Communication Links. Mankato: 2005.