Udit Bhatnagar, MD
2018-2019 Fellow Talk Blogger
Udit is a third-year general cardiology fellow at the University of South Dakota (Sioux Falls) who has plans to start interventional cardiology training in 2019 at the University of Texas, San Antonio. He studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College (New Delhi, India), and completed his internal medicine training at the University of Missouri (Kansas City). His research interests have focused on hospital readmissions after TAVR, specifically regarding how TEE assistance during implantation and patient baseline health status and frailty can contribute. Udit looks forward to blogging for Fellow Talk as a way to become “involved with thoughtful dialogue within the interventional community.” The steep learning curve of interventional cardiology along with life-or-death choices can lead some trainees to shy away, he acknowledges. “Overcoming these mental hurdles was challenging, but in retrospect I am absolutely humbled to have such a responsibility,” Udit says. When he is not in the cath lab, he enjoys travelling, reading, painting, astronomy, and playing the keyboard. You can find him on Twitter @UditBBhatnagar.