Kunal P. Bhagat, M.D., FACP, has been appointed chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine for Christiana Care Health System.
As chief, Dr. Bhagat will work with members of the Hospital Medicine Division on educational, clinical and quality improvement initiatives, collaborate on medicine unit-based activities such as interdisciplinary rounding and process redesign efforts, represent the Department of Medicine on many initiatives relating to patient flow from the Emergency Department to inpatient and intensive care units, and continue serving as chair of the Professional Excellence Committee for the Department of Medicine.
Dr. Bhagat was named Christiana Care Outstanding Teacher in 2012–2013 and has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Hospitalists in the nation by the American College of Physicians (ACP). He has received an Excellence in Hospital Medicine award (Delaware Chapter of the ACP), the Acute Care Hospitalist of the Year award from IPC-The Hospitalist Company, the 2016 Teacher of the Year from Christiana Care’s Internal Medicine Residency Program, and was recognized as one of Delaware’s “Top Docs (2016),” in Delaware Today Magazine.
He is a graduate of the Christiana Care Internal Medicine Residency Program and a Lean Six Sigma team leader.
Dr. Bhagat received his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1994.