Meenakshi A. Bhalla, MD, FACC, specializes in the care of adults with severe heart problems. She has advanced training in the treatment and long-term care of patients with advanced heart failure; patients supported with a mechanical heart pump, such as a left ventricle assist device (LVAD); and heart transplant patients.
Bhalla attended medical school at Indira Gandhi Medical School in India. She completed internal medicine residency training at the University of Buffalo, Catholic Health System in 2006 and then went to the University of Missouri in Columbia for her cardiology fellowship training, which she completed in June 2009. She was an assistant professor in cardiology at Emory University Hospital before completing training in advanced heart failure at Christiana Health Care in Wilmington, Del., and cardiac transplant training at the University of Pennsylvania.
I enjoy working with patients and their families and developing relationships from the critically ill setting in the hospital to the long-term care setting in the outpatient clinic. Diagnosis of heart failure can be scary for patients and their families. Involving patients and families at every step of the process helps them improve their understanding of the complex disease and helps them make informed decisions to take better care of themselves.
Faculty RankAssociate Professor of Medicine
Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, India
State University of New York-Buffalo, Buffalo
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation, Christiana Care Health System, Wilmington, Del.
Cardiology, University of Missouri, Columbia School of Medicine, Columbia
Certifications and Special Training
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
American Board of Internal Medicine, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant
National Board of Echocardiography
Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology
Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
This was my first visit to the Gill Heart Cenet & the Transplant program. I was there to transfer my post heart transfer care from the University of Louisville. My husband & I were very impressed with the facilities & the staff & are very comfortable withour decision to switch programs although we live in a Louisville.
Highly recommend this facility.
For a cardiologist clinic, the ease of coming in, getting registered, get my vitals, see the medical provider was AMAZINGLY easy and so flawless. Everyone is so relaxed and in such a good mood. Makes me happy to come into a happy work environment...little things like that are very contagious, and that is not a bad thing.
Excellent team of medical professionals, truly care for there patients.
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Lexington, KY 40536
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