Dr. Bhat earned his M.D. degree from the Institute of Medical Sciences at Banaras Hindu University (India) in1969. He completed his Internship at Loyola University at St. Joseph Hospital (Chicago) in 1971, and his Residency in Internal Medicine at Charity Hospital at Louisiana State University in 1973. He completed a fellowship in allergy and immunology (1973-1975) and served as a medical researcher associate (1974-1975) in immunology, at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation (La Jolla CA). He received advanced training in Bariatric Medicine during 2006-2009, and in Sleep Medicine during 2008-2010. His Board certifications include: Internal Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Sleep Medicine, Stress management Education, Advanced Metabolic Cardiology, and Bariatric Medicine (weight control).

Dr. Bhat has won many professional honor awards, has published numerous articles and books in his areas of expertise, has appeared on numerous media shows (e.g., CBS TV), and has made hundreds of presentations, including lectures, workshops, courses, and seminars for healthcare practitioners worldwide. He is widely recognized for his work in behavioral medicine, which includes his expertise on the subjects of sleep disorders, weight control, stress & burnout management, anger & anxiety self-regulation, and the psychophysiology of heart disease. Dr. Bhat is the founder of the Allergy and Weight Clinic (1976) and the Concord Sleep Clinic (2007) in Concord CA. He serves as Medical Director of both clinics and has been practicing and teaching integrative medicine since 1976.