Pediatric Neurosurgeon and Chief of Surgery for Nicklaus Children’s Passes Away

Published on: 05/24/2018

The medical staff, employees and volunteers of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital mourn the passing of our esteemed Dr. Sanjiv Bhatia, a longstanding leader and dedicated champion for children with complex medical conditions and their families.

Dr. Bhatia was not only a beautiful human being but also made significant contributions to the Brain Institute. He had great passion for his field and was a huge contributor for the care of children with epilepsy.  He published landmark papers in pediatric epilepsy surgery and endoscopic techniques in hydrocephalus, and was considered a leader in the field.

Dr. Bhatia also was an advocate for bringing world-class neurological care to children in developing nations and participated since 2003 as a volunteer with Project Medishare and Haiti Healthy Kids on numerous humanitarian mission trips to Haiti to evaluate and operate on hydrocephalic children.

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