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Dr. Geetika Bhatt

Geetika Bhatt, M.D.

Medical Oncologist
Clinical Expertise
  • Geriatric Oncology
  • Older adult oncology
  • Lymphomas
  • Benign hematology
  • Hematologic malignancies
  • Kidney cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • GI cancers
  • Breast cancer
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research
I wanted nothing more than to care for people at their most vulnerable time of medical need.
Geetika Bhatt, M.D., is determined to make a difference in the lives of older cancer patients, whom she calls “the most vulnerable, but the least cared for.” She’s focused her research on finding better ways to treat blood cancers in older adults.
Educated in India, Dr. Bhatt received her medical degree at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Mangalore, India. She continued her training with a residency at University of Louisville, Kentucky, specialized education at the International Society of Geriatric Oncology in Treviso, Italy, and a hematology/oncology fellowship at The Ohio State University.
A firm believer that “education is not a preparation for life, education IS life,” Dr. Bhatt is eager to join the City of Hope team. “City of Hope has been a pioneer in the field of oncology research,” she says, “making a huge difference in our knowledge and in the lives of millions of patients. It is truly a center of excellence.”


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Lancaster, CA 93534

  • Rosko AE, Benson DM, Efebera YA, Hofmeister CC, Jaglowski SM, Devine SM, Bhatt G, Wildes T,Huang Y, Dyko A, Jones D, Naughton M, Byrd J, Burd C. Use of a Geriatric Assessment and p16 expression to Predict Morbidity in Multiple Myeloma Patients undergoing Transplant [submitted]
  • Rosko AE, Bhatt G, Lichtman E, Tuchman S. Geriatric Oncology. Extermann M, editor. USA: Springer;2017. Multiple myeloma in older adults. [Book Chapter. Submitted]
  • Bhatt G, Kloecker GH, Bhatt AD, Civelek AC. Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis and 18F-FDG PETCT- Review and case report. [Submitted]
  • Bhatt G, Wu X, Li X, Rai SN, Civelek AC. Three-hour solid gastric emptying accurately predicts the 4-h result: is 4-hour measurement necessary? [in progress]
  • Bhatt G, Blum W. Making the most of hypomethylating agents in myelodysplastic syndrome. Curr Opin Hematol. 2017 Mar;24(2):79-88. PMID: 28099273
  • Bhatt G, Maddocks K, Christian B. CD30 and CD30-Targeted Therapies in Hodgkin Lymphoma and Other B cell Lymphomas. Curr Hematol Malig Rep. 2016 Dec;11(6):480-491. PMID: 27613003
  • Bhatt AD, Goodwin N, Cash E, Bhatt G, Silverman CL, SpanosWJ, Bumpous JM, Potts K, Redman R, Allison WA, Dunlap NE. Impact of transcutaneous neuromuscular electrical stimulation on dysphagia in patients with head and neck cancer treated with definitive chemoradiation. Head Neck. 2015 Jul;37(7):1051-6. PMID: 24710791
  • Bhatt AD, El-Ghamry MN, Dunlap NE, Bhatt G, Harkenrider MM, Schuler JC, Zacarias A, Civelek AC, Pan J, Rai SN, Woo SY. Tumor volume change with stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for earlystage lung cancer: evaluating the potential for adaptive SBRT. Am J Clin Oncol. 2015 Feb;38(1):41-6. PMID: 24513663
  • Bhatt G, Sandhu VS, Mitchell CK. A rare presentation of hepatitis A infection with extrahepatic manifestations. Case Rep Gastrointest Med. 2014;2014:286914. PMID: 25295197
  • Bhatt G, Bhatt A, Dragun AE, Li XF, Civelek AC. Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw mimicking bone metastasis. Case Rep Oncol Med. 2014;2014:281812. PMID: 24716042
  • Joshi JK, Kushner GM, Bhatt G, Bhatt AD, Civelek AC. Role of nuclear medicine imaging in recognizing different causes of osteonecrosis of the jaw. Clin Nucl Med. 2013 Jan;38(1):40-3. PMID: 23242045
  • Bhatt G, Li XF, Jain A, Sharma VR, Pan J, Rai A, Rai SN, Civelek AC. The normal variant (18)F FDG uptake in the lower thoracic spinal cord segments in cancer patients without CNS malignancy. Am J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2013 Jul 10;3(4):317-25. PMID: 23901357
  • Bhatt G, Bhatt AD, Silverman CL, Dragun AE. Pituitary apoplexy after hypo-fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy. J of Solid Tumors. 2013 Jun 3;3. DOI: 10.5430/jst.v3n3p22
  • Bhatt AD, Crew JB, Bhatt G, Johnson RR, Sowards KT, Pan J, Dragun AE. Interfraction accumulation of seroma during accelerated partial breast irradiation: preliminary results of a prospective study. Brachytherapy. 2012 Sep-Oct;11(5):374-9. PMID: 21820365
  • Bhatt A, Sowards K, Bhatt G, Freeman A, Dragun A. Impact of interfraction seroma collection on breast brachytherapy dosimetry - a mathematical model. J Contemp Brachytherapy. 2012 Jun;4(2):101-5. PMID: 23349651
  • Bhatt AD, Dragun AE, Bhatt G, Lee K, Guan Y, Silverman CL. Hypofractionated Stereotactic Radiotherapy (HF-SRT) for Peri-Optic Pituitary Adenomas - Early Results of a Novel Experience. J of Solid Tumors. 2011 Dec;1(3):103-111. DOI: 10.5430/jst.v1n3p103
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