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MURALIKRISHNA BHAT, MD

Dr. Bhat is a very seasoned internist with over 20 years of practice experience in a variety of clinical settings. He is very passionate about providing a quality medical care in a comprehensive manner using his medical expertise and present day technology. Murali, as his family and friends call him, born in 1965 in a beautiful rural South Indian community with lush greenery and coconut groves, spent his childhood in his native village Thodikana which is located in the foothills of gorgeous Western Ghats (mountains). Growing up in the village, his uncle was their family physician and was the only physician for the entire community then. Dr. Bhat took after his uncle and decided to become a doctor himself. He completed his medical education in 1990 at Dr. B R Ambedkar Medical College in Bangalore and received medical degree from Bangalore University.

In 1994 he met Sheela, a young physician and they got married. They both were interested in pursuing their career in internal medicine and wanted to practice high quality medicine in United States. They moved to New York in 1995. Dr. Bhat completed his residency training in internal medicine in 1998 from the prestigious Long Island College hospital New York. He has maintained his internal medicine board certification ever since. He worked at the Long Island College Hospital emergency department for a year. Dr. Bhat worked as an attending with faculty position at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, New York for couple of years. He practiced primary care in Olean, a town in western New York for couple of years before moving to Tucson in 2003. Dr. Bhat and his wife have lived and practiced medicine in Tucson ever since. Dr. Bhat loves practicing medicine. He has great passion in delivering medical care using the latest available technology.  He loves sports and plays tennis regularly. He has made a lot of friends with local tennis community. He likes to listen to Bollywood music. He loves to spend time with his family. He has a very close knit large family mostly in India, except a nephew in Australia, another in Israel and a niece in San Diego. He stays in touch with his folks constantly on WhatsApp. He is actively involved in social and cultural activities in Southern Arizona. He is multilingual, fluent in English, Hindi, Kannada and Tulu. He has maintained bilingual office staff.