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Dr. Kushal Bhakta

Dr. Kushal Bhakta


Recognized for his leadership and expertise, Dr. Kushal Bhakta serves as medical director of the CHOC Hospital neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). He is board certified in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and completed his pediatric residency and neonatal-perinatal fellowship training at Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals, Houston, Texas. 

Subsequently, he joined the faculty at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital as assistant professor of pediatrics, where he also obtained an advanced certificate in teaching through the Educational Scholars Fellowship Program. He enjoys teaching at various levels, from medical students, pediatrics residents, and neonatal fellows to nurses and nurse practitioners.

Since joining the neonatology division at CHOC, he has continued his role as physician educator, as well as assuming the medical director positions in the Neurocritical NICU and the Small Baby Unit/Extremely Low Birth Weight Program. 

Kushal Bhakta MD is on staff at CHOC Hospital in Orange.

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