Dr. Jay Bhatt is Managing Director of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions and the Deloitte Health Equity Institute. Previously, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of the American Hospital Association and President of the Health Research and Educational Trust. Dr. Bhatt served as the first Chief Health Officer at the Illinois Health & Hospital Association and as Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer for the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH). Dr. Bhatt is a National Health Service Corps Scholar and a Geriatrician from University of Michigan. He completed an internal medicine residency at Cambridge Health Alliance, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School where he was a clinical fellow. In 2012 Dr. Bhatt was a Senior Fellow with NEHI, a health policy Institute in Cambridge, MA focusing on health IT and strengthening primary care. During 2005-2006, he was a Legislative Fellow for Congresswoman Donna Christensen. In 2006-07 he served as the National President of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) where he led advocacy efforts around the National Health Service Corps. He has served on the Governing Council of American Public Health Association, the leadership team of Doctors for America and as a Senior Advisor for Primary Care Progress. He was Chair of the American College of Physicians Council of Associates representing 23,000 residents and fellows focusing on educational innovation and high value care. He was appointed by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to serve on state and national committees.
Dr. Bhatt graduated from the University of Chicago in 1999 with a degree in Economics. In 2008, Dr. Bhatt received both his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and his Master in Public Health degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. In 2012 he received his Master’s in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government as a Zuckerman Leadership Fellow and as a Mongan Commonwealth Fund/Harvard University Fellow in Minority Health Policy.