SHEELA BHAT, MD
Dr. Bhat is a respected and well known internal medicine doctor in Tucson with over 20 years of practice experience. Dr. Bhat was born to an Indian physician couple in 1970. She grew up in the beautiful coastal town in southern India called Puttur. She went to Kasturba Medical College in Mangalore and obtained her medical degree from Mangalore University in 1993.
After she completed her internship she worked at Father Muller’s Hospital in Mangalore as a first year post graduate resident physician in the department of medicine. In 1994 she met Murali and married him. Bhats decided to move to US to further their career in internal medicine. Dr. Bhat completed her internal medicine residency training in 2001 from the prestigious Long island College Hospital, New York. She has maintained her internal medicine board certification since. She has practiced primary care in Olean, a town in western New York before moving to Tucson in 2003. She has been living and practicing medicine in Tucson with her husband ever since. They have two sons Kaushal (2000) and Vinyas (2004) Dr. Bhat has a great personality and attribute. She has plenty of interests outside of medicine. She is actively involved in social and cultural activities in southern Arizona. She likes sewing, knitting, crocheting and interior design. She enjoys cooking various ethnic dishes. She loves dance and music and she plays “Veena”, a very special traditional south Indian string instrument. She is reasonably proficient in Indian classical vocal and classical dance known as “Bharatanatyam” Dr. Bhat is multilingual, fluent in English, Hindi, Kannada and Tulu. Dr. Bhat has maintained bilingual office staff in her practice.