Sanjeev Bhavnani, MD

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Dr. Sanjeev Bhavnani, MD


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Scripps Clinic Rancho San Diego
10862 Calle Verde
La Mesa, CA 91941
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  • Cardiovascular Disease


Sanjeev Bhavnani, MD, is a board certified physician specializing in cardiac intensive care, heart failure, left ventricular assist devices (LVAD), therapeutic hypothermia and multimodal imaging, including echocardiography, nuclear and vascular imaging.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Bhavnani has deep academic and research expertise in mobile health, wireless medicine and healthcare delivery transformation. His work has focused on the utilization of technology-enabled care, device designs, data analytics and policy implementation. As a lead investigator, he has designed clinical trials using smartphone apps, wearable and wireless devices, and sensor-based technologies designed to improve healthcare quality and patient self-care, while reducing hospital readmissions.

Dr. Bhavnani also has interests in community engagement and “smartphone medicine” in resource-limited areas, including Uganda, India and Mexico. His team has designed one of the first mobile health clinics in these regions and he has provided thought leadership for building new technology-evaluation centers in these areas. These experiences are being translated into large community-engagement programs in San Diego and across the United States to improve healthcare.

Additionally, Dr. Bhavnani is creating science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs for adolescents and young adults to increase access to new technologies. He hopes to create a new generation of healthcare innovators through these programs. Dr. Bhavnani is widely published and participates on several regional and national organizing committees to develop digital health strategies. San Diego Magazine has recognized him as a “Top Doctor” for his efforts in mobile health.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, 2012
  • National Board of Echocardiography, Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography, 2012
  • Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, 2012
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine, 2009

Medical Education

  • Ross University School of Medicine, MD, 2004


  • University of Connecticut Health Center John Dempsey Hospital, Internal Medicine, 2008


  • The Scripps Research Institute, Mobile Health Trials, 2015
  • University of Connecticut Medical Center, Cardiovascular Disease, 2012

Research Fellowships

  • University of Connecticut Medical Center, Remote Patient Monitoring, 2009
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