Jay Bhatt, DO, MPH, MPA, FACP

Chief Health Officer

Illinois Hospital Asociation

Chicago, IL

Dr. Jay Bhatt is a National Health Service Corps Scholar. He is currently a primary care internist at Erie Family Health Center in Chicago and completed a Geriatrics Fellow at the University of Michigan Health System. Most recently, he was Managing Deputy Commissioner at the Chicago Department of Public Health and is currently Chief Health Officer at the Illinois Hospital Association. He completed an internal medicine residency at Cambridge Health Alliance, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School where he was a clinical fellow. In 2012 Dr. Bhatt was a Senior Fellow with the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation, a health policy Institute in Cambridge, MA focusing on innovation and strengthening primary care. During 2005-2006, he was a Legislative Fellow for Congresswoman Donna Christensen. In 2006-07 he served as the National President of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) where he led advocacy efforts around the National Health Service Corps. Dr. Bhatt led the development of the AMSA PharmFree Scorecard in 2007 helping change the culture of conflict of interest in academic medical centers. He has served on the Governing Council of the American Public Health Association, the leadership team of Doctors for America and as a Senior Advisor for Primary Care Progress. He was Chair of the American College of Physicians Council of Associates representing 23,000 residents and fellows and this year recognized with the ACP Walter McDonald National Award. He has been appointed by Governor Patrick to serve on the Massachusetts Primary Care Office Retention and Evaluation Advisory Group. He graduated from the University of Chicago in 1999 with a degree in Economics. In 2008, Dr. Bhatt received both his medical degree from the PCOM, and his Master in Public Health degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. In 2012 he received his Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

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