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), 2016
  • 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


Bhatt NK, Park AM, Al-Lozi MT, Paniello RC. Compound motor action potential quantifies recurrent laryngeal nerve innervation in a canine model. Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology. 2016 Jul; 125(7):584-90.

JP, Park AM, Bhatt N, Desai SC, Marquardt L, Sakiyama-Elbert S, Paniello RC. Laryngeal Reinnervation after nerve sectioning with vascularized, conventional, acellular and conduit nerve grafts. JAMA-Otolaryngology. 2016 May 5.

RC, Park AM, Bhatt N, Al-Lozi M. Recurrent laryngeal nerve recovery patterns assessed by serial electromyography. Laryngoscope. 24 Nov 2015.

Bhatt N, Halum SL. Management of Oropharyngeal Dysphagia. Textbook of Otolaryngology, New York Theime Publishers, 2014