Nirav Bhatt, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology


  • Associate Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center, UPMC Presbyterian Stroke Program

Biographical Sketch

Nirav Bhatt, MD, completed his residency in neurology and fellowship in vascular neurology at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. He then worked as an assistant professor of Neurology within the division of vascular neurology at Grady Memorial Hospital/Emory University school of medicine in Atlanta. He joined the UPMC Stroke Institute as an assistant professor of neurology and serves as the director of Comprehensive Stroke Center at UPMC - Presbyterian Stroke Program. Throughout his career he has won several highly recognized awards for his dedication towards professional excellence, teaching and research. He has been involved in several multicenter clinical trials and his research interest includes Pre- hospital Management of Stroke, acute stroke care, and secondary prevention of high-risk stroke patients.

Education & Training

  • Fellow, Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami, Vascular Neurology
  • Resident, University of Miami, Neurology
  • Intern, University of Miami
  • MD, C.U. Shah Medical College, India

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Professional Organization Membership

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
  • Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurologists

Honors & Awards

  • A.B. Baker Teacher Recognition, American Academy of Neurology, 2022
  • Distinguished Neurology Faculty in Teaching Award, Emory University, 2021
  • Friend of Neurology Award, Emory University School of Medicine, 2021
  • Educator Appreciation Day Recognition, Emory University School of Medicine, 2021
  • Doctor’s Day Recognition, Emory University School of Medicine, 2021
  • Neurology Faculty Teaching Award, Emory University School of Medicine, 2019
  • Friend of Neurology Award, Emory University School of Medicine, 2019
  • Fellow of the Year, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 2017-2018
  • Fellow in Training Travel Grant, American Heart Association, 2018
  • Dr. Gillian Gordon Perue Award for Best Presentation at 5th Annual Resident Research Day, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 2017
  • Dr. Edward Bass Professionalism Award, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 2016-2017
  • Neuro Intern of the Year Award for Excellence in Internal Medicine, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, 2013-2014

Selected Recent Publications

Sharashidze V, Nogueira RG, Al-Bayati AR, Bhatt N, Nahab FB, Yun J, Allen JW, Frankel M, Haussen DC. Carotid Web Phenotype Is Uncommonly Associated With Classic Fibromuscular Dysplasia: A Retrospective Observational Study. Stroke. 2022 Feb;53(2):e33-e36. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.121.036188. Epub 2021 Dec 30. PMID: 34965739.

Bhatt NR, Backster A, Ido MS, Nogueira RG, Bayakly R, Wright DW, Frankel MR. Impact of Intravenous Alteplase Door-to-Needle Times on 2-Year Mortality in Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke. Front Neurol. 2021 Oct 13;12:747185. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2021.747185. PMID: 34721274; PMCID: PMC8548610.

Rodrigues G, Barreira CM, Bouslama M, Haussen DC, Al-Bayati A, Pisani L, Liberato B, Bhatt N, Frankel MR, Nogueira RG. Automated Large Artery Occlusion Detection in Stroke: A Single-Center Validation Study of an Artificial Intelligence Algorithm. Cerebrovasc Dis. 2022;51(2):259-264. doi: 10.1159/000519125. Epub 2021 Oct 28. PMID: 34710872.

Al-Bayati AR, Haussen DC, Mohammaden MH, Pisani L, Bhatt N, Liberato B, Frankel MR, Nogueira RG. Blind exchange technique to facilitate large-bore aspiration catheter navigation during stroke thrombectomy. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2021 Sep;208:106873. doi: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2021.106873. Epub 2021 Aug 5. PMID: 34388597.

Mohammaden MH, Haussen DC, Pisani L, Al-Bayati AR, Bianchi N, Liberato B, Bhatt N, Jillella D, Frankel MR, Nogueira RG. Lack of Reperfusion Rather Than Number of Passes Defines Futility in Stroke Thrombectomy: A Matched Case-Control Study. Stroke. 2021 Aug;52(9):2757-2763. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.033539. Epub 2021 Jun 15. PMID: 34126760.