Rajeev Bhatia, MD

Rajeev Bhatia, MD

Pediatric Pulmonologist
Medical Director, Clinical Exercise Physiology Lab


Pulmonary Medicine


Pulmonology - Boardman
Robert T. Stone, MD, Respiratory Center

Other Locations:
Pulmonology - Akron

Clinical Interests

Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
Exercise Induced Dyspnea
Pulmonary Function Testing

Medical School

University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, India


Pediatrics: Infants and Children's Hospital of Brooklyn, NY


Pediatric Pulmonology: Children's Hospital Los Angeles, CA

Board Certifications

Pediatric Pulmonology, American Board of Pediatrics

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, NEOMED


American Academy of Pediatrics
Ohio AAP Home and School Health Committee
American Thoracic Society (ATS)
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
American Medical Association

Clinical Interests

Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
Exercise Induced Dyspnea
Pulmonary Function Testing

Research Interests

Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
Exercise intolerance in Mitochondrial Myopathy
Exercise Induced Dyspnea
Exercise induced bronchoconstriction
Pulmonary Function Testing


Colwell, Kelly and R Bhatia. Calculated versus Measured MVV-Surrogate Marker of Ventilatory Capacity in Pediatric CPET Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2017 May 9. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001318. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28489684

Nicole Giles and Rajeev Bhatia. Cough and fever in an immigrant adolescent with abnormal chest X-ray. Respiratory Medicine Case Reports 20C (2017) pp. 19-21 PMID: 27882294

Bhatia R, Lesser DJ, Oliveira FG, Tran WH, Keens TG, Khoo MC, Davidson Ward SL. Body Fat Composition: A Predictive Factor for Sleep Related Breathing Disorder in Obese Children. J Clin Sleep Med. 2015 Sep 15;11(9):1039-45 PMID: 26094935

Lesser DJ*, Bhatia R* (*Co-first authors) , Tran WH, Oliveira F, Ortega R, Keens TG, Mittelman SD, Khoo MC, Davidson Ward SL. Sleep Fragmentation and Intermittent Hypoxemia Associated with Decreased Insulin Sensitivity in Obese Adolescent Latino Males. Pediatr Res. 2012 Sep;72(3):293-8 PMID: 22669298

Rajeev Bhatia, M.D., Daniel J. Lesser, M.D., Marlyn S. Woo, M.D., and Thomas G. Keens, M.D. Six-Minute Walk Test and Health-Related Quality of Life: Objective Tools to Assess Improvement in Cystic Fibrosis Patients Hospitalized for Pulmonary Exacerbation. Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonology , Volume 25, Number 2, 2012

Bhatia R, Pagala M, Vaynblat M, Marcus M, Kazachkov M.Intrathoracic airway obstruction and gastroesophageal reflux: A canine model. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2012 Nov;47(11):1097-102 PMID: 22328276

U.S. News Best Children's Hospitals - Pulmonology 2013-2014

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