Kavitha Reddy Bhatia
MD, MMM, FAAP
Chair, Prime Healthcare Foundation
Vice President, Clinical Transformation
Kavitha Reddy Bhatia, MD, is the Chair of the Prime Healthcare Foundation,
a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity dedicated to improving healthcare.
Fifteen of Prime Healthcare’s 45 hospitals are members of the Prime
Healthcare Foundation and provide millions of dollars annually in charitable
care, philanthropy and community service. Prime Healthcare Foundation
made a $60 million commitment to found the California University of Science
and Medicine (CUSM), a private, non-profit medical school that will be
located in Southern California. Dr. Bhatia also serves as Vice Chair of
the CUSM Board.
In addition to her leadership role with Prime Healthcare Foundation, Dr.
Bhatia also serves as the Vice President of Clinical Transformation for
Prime Healthcare, leading system-wide value and excellence initiatives
and strategic innovation.
Committed to improving the health and lives of others, Dr. Bhatia is a
dedicated philanthropist. Her experiences have been broad, caring for
the sick and dying in the slums of Calcutta to teaching inner city youth.
For her work with the Missionaries of Charity, Dr. Bhatia was awarded
a Miraculous Medallion from Mother Teresa. She has served in advisory
roles for national and global causes such as the World Children’s
Initiative and Project Heart Uganda. Dr. Bhatia is also the Director of
the Dr. Prem Reddy Family Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable
organization dedicated to increasing access to healthcare and educational
Dr. Bhatia received her Bachelor of Science in Physiology and Neuroscience
from the University of California, San Diego as a
Phi Beta Kappa scholar. She earned her medical degree from the UCLA School of Medicine
graduating with Honors and Letters of Distinction in Doctoring, and also
holds a Masters of Medical Management from the USC Marshall School of
Business. Dr. Bhatia has been a scholar at world-renowned institutions
such as Mass General, Boston Children’s Hospital and the All India
Institute of Medicine. She continues to practice pediatrics and teach
medical residents the art and science of medicine.