Attending Physician
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Clinician Educator), Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Dr. Parul Bhatia has been caring for children seen in the ambulatory and inpatient setting at CHLA and for over 15 years. She is currently the Co-Clerkship Director for Pediatrics for the Year III students at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, and is the Co-Clerkship Director for Pediatrics for the Year IV students at CHLA.

Dr. Bhatia is the California Chapter 2 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Champion for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention, and is nationally known for her work in infant-toddler hearing screening in the medical home.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric Hearing Loss, Medical Student Education

Education

Medical School: 

University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine

Internship: 

Children's Hospital Los Angeles; Pediatrics

Residency: 

Chief Resident - Children's Hospital Los Angeles; Pediatrics

Accomplishments

Certification: 

Pediatrics; American Board of Pediatrics, Medical Board of California

Professional Memberships: 

Chapter Champion, Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) for the American Academy of Pediatrics, California Chapter 2, 2015

Member, Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP), 2012-present

Member, Curriculum Task Force, Council on Medical Student Education Pediatrics (COMSEP), 2014 - present

Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2001-present

Awards: 

Recipient, Year IV Faculty Teaching Award, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Voted on by Year IV students at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. May 2014.

Elected Member, Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA). AOA inductees of the University of Southern California chapter vote on two faculty members per year based on distinguished contributions to medicine and widespread recognition of their work. October 2013.

Recipient, Year III Faculty Teaching Award, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Voted on by Year III students at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. May 2013.

Top Doctors, Pasadena Magazine, 2013, 2014

Recipient, Best Poster Award, 17th Annual Saban Research Institute Poster Session. Early Identification of Young Children with Hearing Loss in Federally Qualified Health Centers. June 2012

Publications: 

Parul Bhatia, MD, FAAP; Sandra Mintz, MS, CCC-A; Barbara F. Hecht, PhD; Alexis Deavenport, DrPH, MCHES; Alice A. Kuo, MD, PhD. Early Identification of Young Children with Hearing Loss in Federally Qualified Health Centers. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. January 2012.

“Infant-Toddler Screening in the Primary Physician’s Office: A Pilot Study.” Presented at the Newborn Hearing Screen (NHS) International Conference, Villa Erba Congress Center, Cernobbio (Como Lake), Italy. June 2010.
Research Interests: 

Infant-Toddler Hearing Screening, Medical Education

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