Sneha Bhat, M.D., FACS, CNSC, is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Burn, Trauma, Acute & Critical Care Surgery. She is board certified in both general surgery and surgical critical care, with an added certification in clinical nutrition. She joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2019, and she currently serves as an Associate Program Director for the General Surgery Residency and the Clements University Hospital Fellowship Site Director for the Surgical ICU.

Her research interests are centered around surgical education, clinical outcomes in surgical nutrition and emergency general surgery, and positive intelligence and wellness in academic surgeons. She is also an active member of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) and sits on several committees, as well as an Associate Member of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST).

Dr. Bhat earned her medical degree at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine and received advanced training in surgical trauma and critical care through her fellowship at UT Southwestern. 

Dr. Bhat received the 2015 Scott B. Frame Trauma Scholarship and the 2017 Academy of Scholars Outstanding Resident Award. In 2018, she earned the Resident Teaching Award and the Golden Apple Teaching Award from medical students at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine.


Medical School
University of Tennessee Health Science Center (2013)
University of Tennessee Memorial Hospital (2018), General Surgery
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2019), Trauma/critical Care


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Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta: simulation improves performance but may require interval training to prevent skill degradation.
Park C, Grant J, Garigipati P, Kuhlenschmidt K, Black G, Bhat S, Abdelfattah K, Cripps M, Dumas RP, Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg 2021 Nov
When All Else Fails: A Rare Case of Postoperative Toxic Shock Syndrome Arising from Surgical Site Infection after Decompressive Neurectomy Successfully Treated with Angiotensin-2.
Chandra R, Gold S, Kohler C, Valladares J, Hennessy SA, Bhat SG, Case Rep Crit Care 2021 2021 6698218
Combined Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery versus Laparoscopic Colectomy: Improved Patient Outcomes for Endoscopically Unresectable Neoplasms.
Landry M, Cavalea AC, Bhat SG, Heidel RE, Casillas MA, Russ AJ, Am Surg 2020 Mar 86 3 e164-e166
Early Ambulation Does Not Affect Outcomes in Patients with Low-Grade (Grade I-II) Splenic Lacerations or Hematomas.
Griffard J, Daley B, Campbell M, Whittington E, Bhat S, Lawson C, Heidel E, Am Surg 2019 Sep 85 9 e501-e503
Human Acellular Dermal Matrix Is a Viable Alternative to Autologous Skin Graft in Patients with Cutaneous Malignancy.
Lewis RE, Towery EA, Bhat SG, Ward AJ, Heidel RE, Bielak KM, Simpson HE, McLoughlin JM, Lewis JM, Am Surg 2019 Sep 85 9 1056-1060
Evolving Trends and Influencing Factors in Mastectomy Decisions.
Bhat S, Orucevic A, Woody C, Heidel RE, Bell JL, Am Surg 2017 Mar 83 3 233-238
A Case of Pancreatic Intraductal Tubular Carcinoma: A Rare Entity with Improved Prognosis.
Bhat S, McLoughlin JM, Orucevic A, Am Surg 2016 Jul 82 7 654-5


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Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • Association of Program Directors in Surgery
  • Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma