Sanjeev Bhavnani, MD

Cardiologist, Wireless Health and Digital Medicine Scripps Clinic and Research Institute

Sanjeev Bhavnani MD  is a cardiologist and a physician-scientist in healthcare innovation at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation.   Dr. Bhavnani was a Qualcomm Wireless Health Scholar at TSRI where he was involved in the design of digital medicine clinical trials.  As a principle investigator on several studies he has designed trials using nanosensors, wireless mHealth and smartphone-connected devices, handheld ultrasound, and cloud-based platforms across various patient populations, and to assess the impact of new technologies on patient engagement, outcomes and healthcare costs.  These trials have been executed across the US and in resource limited areas – Uganda, India, and Mexico – were he and his team have designed the first smartphone-connected mHealth clinics .  To date, these mHealth clinics have enrolled 10,000+ patients.

Dr. Bhavnani works with teams of clinicians, researchers, biomedical engineers, and biostatisticians and has developed STEM programs for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students.    He serves on the innovation advisory boards for the American College of Cardiology, the American Society of Echocardiography, and is a member on the digital health committee at BIOCOM to develop digital and mobile health policy (CONNECT legislation and 21st Century Cures Act).   He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, and clinical informatics.   Dr. Bhavnani has been recognized with a Health Catalyst Award for life science innovators in San Diego, and has been named a ‘Top Doc’ in San Diego Magazine for his efforts with new digital health technologies.

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