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Dr. Ankit Bharat

Dr. Ankit Bharat is the Chief of Thoracic Surgery and the inaugural director of Lung Transplant and Lung Rescue Programs at Northwestern University- Northwestern Medicine in Chicago.

Ankit's Journey

Ankit grew up in North India and then attended Christian Medical College, Vellore, India. He completed his general and cardiothoracic surgery training at Washington University in St Louis, USA. There, he was one of the first international medical graduates to be accepted in residency training and was mentored by surgical and scientific pioneers.


During his cardiothoracic surgery training, he also worked at other institutions such as Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, MD Anderson in Houston, Toronto General Hospital in Canada, and Barcelona University Hospitals in Spain.


Upon joining Northwestern University – Northwestern Medicine, he led the multidisciplinary team that started the lung transplant and lung rescue programs. 


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