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Saroja Bharati, MD

Cardiac Pathology Consultant and Adjunct Professor | Rush University and Advocate Children's Hospital

Saroja Bharati, MD, is a cardiac pathology consultant and an adjunct professor of pathology at Rush University and Advocate Children’s Hospital, possessing over five decades of expertise in congenital heart disease and cardiac conduction. She earned a Doctor of Medicine from Madras University in 1966 and continued her medical training in the United States with a cardiology fellowship at the Miami Heart Institute and a fellowship at Michael Reese Hospital. Throughout her career, she has been a faculty member at premier institutions, including the University of Illinois, Pennsylvania State University and the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Additionally, she has served as the director of specialty cardiology centers and programs at The Heart Institute for Children and Advocate Children’s Hospital. Dr. Bharati has been published and cited extensively, having been a senior author of the second edition of “Cardiac Surgery and the Conduction System,” as well as a two-volume survey of 6,300 case studies. She is a former president of the Chicago Medical Society and a fellow of the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and the American Medical Association. Dr. Bharati has earned a myriad of honors, including the 2004 Women in Science Award.

Millennium Magazine

Dr. Bharati was highlighted on the her cover of the ninth edition of Millennium Magazine in recognition of her leadership skills.

The Wall Street Journal (2023)

To celebrate her accomplishments, Dr. Bharati was featured in The Wall Street Journal as a Distinguished Leader on Wednesday, February 15, 2023.

The Wall Street Journal (2020)

Dr. Bharati was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award and selected among her peers for inclusion in the April 8, 2020 issue of The Wall Street Journal.

Fortune Magazine (2022)

Alongside three other distinguished professionals, Dr. Bharati was profiled in the October-November issue of Fortune in 2022.

Fortune Magazine (2021)

In light of her outstanding feats, Dr. Bharati was recognized as a Top Doctor in the October-November issue of Fortune in 2021.

Personal Website

Peruse Dr. Bharati’s personal website to learn more about her professional journey and commitment to care.



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