Sunny Bhatia, MD, MMM, FACC, FSCAI
Chief Medical Officer, Division I
Sunny Bhatia, MD is the Chief Medical Officer for Prime Healthcare, Division
I which includes Prime Healthcare’s 17 hospitals located in California
and Nevada. Dr. Bhatia also serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Sherman
Oaks Hospital and Encino Hospital Medical Center, two of Prime Healthcare’s
acute care, community hospitals located in Los Angeles County. Under Dr.
Bhatia’s clinical leadership, Sherman Oaks was recognized in 2018,
2017 and 2016 as a “100 Top Hospital” in the nation by IBM
Watson Health. Sherman Oaks and Encino Hospitals, combined, have received
numerous clinical awards and five-star achievements from Healthgrades,
including the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™ for
both facilities. In addition, Dr. Bhatia has been recognized by Becker’s
Hospital Review as among the “100 CMOs to Know” for several years.
Prime Healthcare is an award-winning national hospital system with 45 acute-care
hospitals and more than 100 outpatient locations providing nearly 40,000
jobs in 14 states. Fifteen of the Prime hospitals are members of the Prime
Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity. Prime
Healthcare and its hospitals have been recognized 47 times among the “100
Top Hospitals” in the nation by IBM Watson Health. Living up to
its motto of
“Saving Hospitals. Saving Jobs. Saving Lives,” Prime Healthcare has invested approximately $1.4 billion since 2005 on
capital improvements and equipment to modernize and improve its hospital
facilities across the United States, and has provided more than $7 billion
in charity and uncompensated care since 2010.
Dr. Bhatia is an interventional cardiologist and he is quadruple board
certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Nuclear Cardiology,
and Interventional Cardiology. He is a Fellow of the American College
of Cardiology as well as the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions.
Dr. Bhatia has authored numerous publications in notable peer-reviewed
journals and presented his research at national and international conferences.
Dr. Bhatia is also involved in many charitable causes including the World
Children's Initiative and the Uganda Heart Project, which provides
cardiac care for children with congenital heart disease.
Dr. Bhatia received his bachelor’s degree from the University of
Pennsylvania. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Minnesota
Medical School and completed an Internal Medicine Residency at the prestigious
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota where he received the Internal Medicine
Outstanding Achievement Award. After completing a Cardiology fellowship
at the University of Southern California, Dr. Bhatia pursued further specialty
training in Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Bhatia also has a Master of
Medical Management degree from the USC Marshall School of Business.