Ravi Bhatia, M.D.

Deputy Director

Ravi Bhatia, M.D., is a Professor of Medicine, Director of the UAB Division of Hematology-Oncology and Deputy Director of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Dr. Bhatia’s research goals are to develop an improved understanding of abnormal regulation of malignant stem and progenitor cells in hematologic malignancies and to develop effective approaches to eliminate these cells to enhance outcomes for these cancers. In addition to being a practicing clinical Hematologist-Oncologist and Hematopoietic Cell Transplant physician, he has extensive experience in studying normal and malignant hematopoietic stem cell regulation in the translational laboratory setting.

Prior to joining UAB, Dr. Bhatia was director of the Division of Hematopoietic Stem Cell and Leukemia Research and co-Director of the Hematological Malignancies Program in the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center where he developed a basic and translational program in hematological malignancies and hematopoietic stem cells.

Dr. Bhatia received his medical training at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi and completed his fellowship in hematology-oncology at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.