Dr. Kirit Bhatt

Washington, D.C.

Surgeon Dr. Kirit Bhatt

Dr. Bhatt is an award-winning, fellowship-trained, board-certified Plastic Surgeon practicing in the Washington, DC area. Dr. Bhatt serves national and international patients interested in cosmetic surgery. With extensive training in both non-surgical and surgical cosmetic procedures, Dr. Bhatt believes AirSculpt® “truly allows him to combine artistry with liposculpture, yields superior aesthetic results, and helps improve a patient’s self-esteem.” Dr. Bhatt has trained with some of the most well-respected aesthetic/cosmetic surgeons in the country, and has garnered numerous awards, published articles, and lectured nationally and internationally for his work relating to scarless healing, tissue regeneration, and stem cell biology. In his spare time, Dr. Bhatt enjoys spending time with his family, sports, painting, traveling, and philanthropy with groups such as Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity.

Curriculum Vitae

Affiliations

• American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Inc.

• National Capital Society of Plastic Surgeons

Board Certifications

• American Board of Plastic Surgery

• Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners

Undergraduate

• University of Chicago, Chicago

Medical School

• Boston University School of Medicine, Boston

Internship

• General Surgery State University of New York, Buffalo

Residency

• General Surgery State University of New York, Buffalo

• Chief Resident, Plastic Surgery— Medical College of Georgia, Augusta

Fellowship

• Stanford University Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Palo Alto, CA

• The Buncke Clinic, Plastic and Microvascular Surgery, San Francisco

Private Practice

• Rejuve Plastic Surgery, Founder/Owner, McLean VA

Honors and Accolades

• Washingtonian Top Plastic Surgeons, 2018 Northern Virginia Magazine Top Plastic Surgeons, 2017, 2019, 2020

• Viva Tysons Magazine Top Doctors, 2018

• Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctor, 2017-2020

• World’s Top Plastic Surgeons

• Administrative Chief Resident, Medical College of Georgia

• Emerging Entrepreneur in Biomedical Technology, Stanford, CA

• Clifford C. Snyder Award, 53rd Annual Plastic Surgery Research Council Conference, Co-author, for research entitled: Ex Vivo Gene Transduction of Microvascular Free Flaps with Antimicrobial Peptides to Treat Chronic Infections

• New York University Resident’s Night Research Competition, First Place

• New York Academy of Medicine Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons Research Conference, First Place

• Surgical Forum Excellence in Research Award, 91st Annual American College of Surgeons Conference, Co-author, for research entitled: Ex-vivo Gene Transduction of Microvascular Free Flaps to Deliver the Human Antimicrobial Peptide LL37

• Peter J. Gingrass Award, 49th Annual Plastic Surgery Research Council Conference, Coauthor, for research entitled: A Novel Mechanism for Ischemia induced New Blood Vessel Growth that Recapitulates Embryologic Vasculogenesis.

• Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO) Travel Award, for research entitled: Morphometric Analysis of the Age-Related Changes of the Human Basilar Membrane.

• International Health Education Consortium Travel Award, for research entitled: Medical Consequences of Child Labor Abuses in the South Asian Textile Industry.

• Richter Foundation Grant, University of Chicago, for primary care work at Mother Teresa’s Home for the Destitute, Bombay, India.

• Rockefeller Chapel Internship Award, University of Chicago, for primary care work at Mother Teresa’s Home for the Destitute, Bombay, India

Publications

1. Gaster RS, Bhatt KA, Shelton AA, Lee GK. Free Transverse Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous Flap Reconstruction of a Massive Lumbosacral Defect Using Superior Gluteal Artery Perforator Vessels. Microsurgery. 2012 Mar 31. [Epub ahead of print].

2. Yu J, Dinsmore R, Mar P, Bhatt KA. Pediatric Maxillary Fractures. J Craniofac Surg. 2011 Jul; 22(4):1247-50.

3. Gurtner GC, Dauskardt RH, Wong VW, Bhatt KA, Wu K, Vial IN, Podois K, Korman JM, Longaker MT.

Improving Cutaneous Scar Formation by Controlling the Mechanical Environment: Large Animal and Phase I Studies. Ann Surg. 2011 Aug;254(2):217-25.

4. Paterno J, Vial IN, Wong VW, Rustad KC, Sorkin M, Shi Y, Bhatt KA, Thangarajah H. Glotzbach JP,

Gurtner GC. Akt-mediated Mechanotransduction in Murine Fibroblasts during Hypertrophic Scar Formation. Wound Repair Regen. 2011 Jan-Feb;19(1):49-58.

5. Foroohar M, Bhatt KA, Lee GK. Intracompartmental Pressure in Anterolateral Thigh Flap Donor Sites.

Manuscript in progress.

6. Ghali S, Bhatt KA, Dempsey MP, Jones DM, Singh S, Arabi S, Butler PE, Gallo R, Gurtner GC. Treating chronic wound infections with genetically modified free flaps. Plastic Reconstr Surg.

2009 Apr;123(4):1157-68.

7. Bhatt KA, Aarabi S, Bastidas N, Grieves M, Ghali S, Tabbal G, Thibbonier A, Ceradini DJ, Holmes J, Yee H, Gurtner GC. Mechanical Load Initiates Hypertrophic Scar Formation Through Decreased Cellular Apoptosis. FASEB J, Oct 2007.

8. Bhatt KA, Chang EI, Warren SM, Lin S, Bastidas N, Capla JM, McCarthy JG, Gurtner GC. Uniaxial

Mechanical Strain: An In Vitro Correlate to Distraction Osteogenesis. Journal of Surgical Research, 2007.

9. Michaels J, Dobryansky M, Galiano RD, Bhatt KA, Ashinoff R, Ceradini DJ, Gurtner GC.

Topical VEGF Reverses Delayed Wound Healing Secondary to Angiogenesis Inhibitor Administration. Wound Repair and Regeneration. 2005 13(5):506-12.

10. Cetrulo CL, Knox KR, Brown DJ, Ashinoff RL, Dobryansky M, Ceradini DJ, Capla JM, Chang EI, Bhatt KA, McCarthy JG, Gurtner GC. Stem Cells and Distraction Osteogenesis.

Endothelial Cells Home to the Regenerate in the Activation and Consolidation Phases. PRS 2005

116(4):1053-64.

11. Derderian CA, Bastidas N, Lerman OZ, Bhatt KA, Lin SE, Voss J, Holmes JW, Levine JP, Gurtner GC. Mechanical Strain Alters Gene Expression in an In Vitro Model of Hypertrophic

Scarring. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2005 55(1):69-75.

12. Kleinman ME, Tepper OM, Capla JM, Bhatt KA, Ceradini DJ, Galiano RD, Blei F, Levine JP, Gurtner GC. Increased circulating AC133+ CD34+ endothelial progenitor cells in children with hemangioma. Lymphat Res Biol. 2003;1(4):301-7.

13. Tepper OM, Callaghan MJ, Chang EI, Galiano RD, Bhatt KA, Baharestani S, Gan J, Simon B, Hopper RA, Levine JP, Gurtner GC. Electromagnetic fields increase in vitro and in vivo angiogenesis through endothelial release of FGF-2. FASEB J. 2004 Aug;18(11):1231-3. Epub

2004 Jun 18.

14. Ashinoff RL, Cetrulo CL Jr, Galiano RD, Dobryansky M, Bhatt KA, Ceradini DJ, Michaels J

5th, McCarthy JG, Gurtner GC. Related Articles, Bone morphogenic protein-2 gene therapy for mandibular distraction osteogenesis. Ann Plast Surg. 2004 Jun;52(6):585-90; discussion 591.

15. Galiano RD, Tepper OM, Pelo CR, Bhatt KA, Derderian CA, Callaghan M, Bunting S, Steinmetz HG, Levine JP, Gurtner GC. Topical VEGF Accelerates Diabetic Wound Healing

Through Increased Angiogenesis and by Mobilizing and Recruiting Bone Marrow-Derived Cells. American Journal of Pathology 2004 165(6):1935-47.

16. Dobryansky M, Galiano RD, Cetrulo CL, Bhatt KA, Michaels J, Ashinoff R, Levine JP, Gurtner

GC. Endostatin inhibits ischemia-induced neovascularization and increases ischemic tissue loss. Ann Plast Surg. 2004 May;52(5):512-8.

17. Bhatt KA, Karamanoukian HL, Bergsland J, D’Ancona G, Stephan R. Intraoperative Graft

Verification in Renal Transplants. Vasc Endovascular Surg 2002 Mar-Apr;36(2):93-6.

18. Bhatt KA, Liberman MC, Nadol JB Jr. Morphometric Analysis of Age-Related Changes in the

Human Basilar Membrane. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2001 Dec;110(12):1147-53.

19. Bhatt K, Gong H, Freddo TF. Freeze-fracture Studies of Interendothelial Junctions in the Angle of the Human Eye. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 1995 Jun;36(7):1379-89.

PEER-REVIEWED INVITED PRESENTATIONS

1. Bhatt KA, Ritter E, Mujadzic M. Improving Aesthetic Outcomes in Reduction Mammaplasty Using Multi- Suspension Dermal Flap Technique. (International Society of Asthetic Plastic Surgery, Sept 2012).

2. Bhatt KA, Wu K, Vial IN, Dauskardt RH, Longaker MT, Gurtner GC. Mechanical stresses determine scarring during wound healing. (Plastic Surgery Research Council, May 2010).

3. Bhatt KA, Vial N, Kelantan M, Wu K, Park Y, Paterno J, Thangarajah H, Dauskardt R,

Longaker MT, GC Gurtner. Effects of Mechanical Strain on Swine Wounds-- Correlation

with Human Hypertrophic Scars. (Plastic Surgery Research Council, Wound Healing Society, American College of Surgeons, 2008).

4. Bhatt KA, Rajadas J, Thangarajah H, Vial N, Kelantan M, Longaker MT, Gurtner GC.

Replicating Ligand Domains of Fetal Matrix to Promote Tissue Regeneration. (Plastic Surgery

Research Council, Wound Healing Society, American College of Surgeons 2008).

5. Paterno JM, Vial N, Bhatt KA, Kelantan M, Gurtner GC. In Vivo Temporal and Mechanical

Load Dependent Analysis of Microarray Expression Profiles in Hypertrophic Scar Formation

Demonstrates Unique Fibrotic and Inflammatory Signatures. (Plastic Surgery Research Council, May 2008).

6. H Thangarajah, E Chang, IN Vial, KA Bhatt, JM Paterno, GC Gurtner. Impaired Proliferation, Migration, and Differentiation Underlie the Attenuated Response and Function of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Diabetic Ischemia. (Plastic Surgery Research Council, May 2008).

7. H Thangarajah, E Chang, D Kraft, IN Vial, Y Shi, JM Paterno, KA Bhatt, GC Gurtner.

Hypoxic Regulation Of Proangiogenic Mesenchymal Stem Cell Function. (Plastic Surgery

Research Council, May 2008).

8. Bhatt KA, Vial N, Kelantan M, Wu K, Park Y, Paterno J, Thangarajah H, Dauskardt R, Longaker MT, GC Gurtner. Effects of Mechanical Strain on Swine Wounds-- Correlation with

Human Hypertrophic Scars. (Plastic Surgery Research Council, May 2008).

9. Bhatt KA, Rajadas J, Thangarajah H, Vial N, Kelantan M, Longaker MT, Gurtner GC.

Replicating Ligand Domains of Fetal Matrix to Promote Tissue Regeneration. (Plastic Surgery

Research Council, May 2008).

10. Chang E, Shi Y, Aarabi S, Bhatt K, Kelantan M, Gurtner G. Microarray Profile of Murine

Models of Hypertrophic Scars. (American Society of Plastic Surgeons, October 2006).

11. Bhatt KA, Chang EI, Warren SM, Bastidas N, Capla JM, Lin S, McCarthy JG, Gurtner GC.

Uniaxial Mechanical Strain: An In Vitro Correlate to Distraction Osteogenesis. (North Eastern

Society of Plastic Surgery, December 2006).

12. Ghali S, Bhatt KA, Dempsey M, Chang E, Singh S, Shi Y, Gurtner GC. Ex Vivo Gene Transduction of Microvascular Free Flaps with Antimicrobial Peptides to Treat Chronic Infections. (American Society of Plastic Surgeons, October 2006).

13. Bhatt KA. A New In Vitro Model for Investigating the Biomolecular Mechanisms of Distraction

Osteogenesis. (New York Academy of Sciences, March 2006, NYU Resident’s Night, June

2006).

14. Bhatt KA, Greives MR, Ghali S, Galiano RD, Ashinoff RL, Bonillas RG, Ceradini DJ, Jones

DM, Levine JP, Gurtner GC. Mechanical Strain Induces Hypertrophic Scars in Mice by

Reducing Stromal Cell Apoptosis. (Wound Healing Society, May 2004, Plastic Surgery Research Council, June 2004, PSRC 2005, American College of Surgeons 2005).

15. Bastidas N, Bhatt KA, Ghali S, Tabbal G, Derderian CA, Levine JP, Gurtner GC. Mechanical

Strain Alters Gene Expression in an In Vitro Model of Hypertrophic Scarring. (Northeastern

Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2005).

16. Bonillas RG, Ceradini DJ, Cetrulo CL, Cangello DL, Michaels J, Seiser N, Bhatt KA, LevineJP, Gurtner GC. “Inside-Out” Tissue Engineering: Generating Vascularized Neo-Organs Using Explanted Microcirculatory Beds. (50th Annual PSRC Meeting, May 18-21, 2005, Toronto, Ontario Canada).

17. Bonillas RG, Cetrulo CL, Ceradini DJ, Seiser N, Bhatt KA, Michaels J, Jones DM, Levine JP, Gurtner GC.

Microvascular fasciocutaneous free-flaps for vascularized tissue engineering. (21st Annual Northeastern

Society of Plastic Surgeons Meeting, January 19-23, 2005, Naples,FL).

18. Bonillas RG, Cetrulo CL, Ceradini DJ, Seiser N, Bhatt KA, Michaels J, Jones DM, Levine JP, Gurtner GC.

Ex vivo manipulation of superficial inferior epigastric flaps for free-flap based vascularized tissue engineering. (49th Annual PSRC Meeting, June 9-12, 2004, Ann Arbor, MI).

19. Cetrulo CL, Bonillas RG, Ceradini DJ, Seiser N, Bhatt KA, Michaels J, Jones DM, Levine JP, Gurtner GC.

Engineering in vivo terminal stem cell differentiation by ex vivo stem cell seeding of genetically-modified microvascular free flaps. (49th Annual PSRC Meeting, June 9-12, 2004, Ann Arbor, MI).

20. Jones DM, Bhatt KA, Bonillas RG, Galiano RD, Levine JP, Gurtner GC. Bone marrowderived cells contribute to hypertrophic scar formation in a murine model. (49th Annual PSRC Meeting, June 9-12, 2004, Ann Arbor, MI).

21. Bonillas RG, Ceradini DJ, Cetrulo CL, Seiser N, Michaels J, Cangello DL, Bhatt KA, Levine JP, Gurtner GC. “Inside-out” tissue engineering: using microcirculatory beds as vascularized scaffolds. (Joint Meeting of the Tissue Engineering Society International and the European Tissue Engineering Society, October, 2004, Lausanne, Switzerland).

22. Findlay MW, Bhatt KA, Bonillas RG, Ceradini DJ, Cetrulo CL, Callaghan MJ, Seiser N, Morrison WA, Gurtner GC. The de-novo fabrication of tissue flaps and organs ex-vivo, using a bioreactor. (ASPS, October, 2004, Philadelphia).

23. Bhatt KA, Bastidas N, Greives MR, Bonillas RG, Ghali S, Jones DM, Ceradini DJ, Galiano RD, Levine JP, Gurtner GC. Genetic Analysis of Mechanical Strain on a Murine Model of Hyerptrophic Scar. (Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Oct 2004).

24. Bhatt KA, Michaels J, Ashinoff RL, Dobryansky M, Cetrulo CL, Capla JM, Ceradini DJ, Galiano RD, Levine JP, Gurtner GC. Targeted Delivery of Cathelicidin Antimicrobials Via Ex

Vivo Gene Therapy of Microvascular Free Flaps. (North Eastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Baltimore, 2003).

25. Bhatt KA, Chang EI, Tepper OM, Baharestani S, Galiano RD, Hopper R, Heitman DE, Simon

BJ, Levine JP, Gurtner GC. Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields Stimulate In Vitro and In Vivo Angiogenesis Through a Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) Independent Mechanism. (Wound Healing Society, Seattle, 2003).

26. Bhatt KA, Galiano RD, Michaels J, Ashinoff RL, Dobryansky M, Cetrulo CL, Capla JM, Levine

JP, Gurtner GC. Targeted Delivery of Cathelicidin Antimicrobials Via Ex Vivo Gene Therapy of

Microvascular Free Flaps. (Plastic Surgery Research Council, Las Vegas, 2003).

27. Tepper OM, Capla JM, Galiano RD, Ceradini DJ, Bhatt KA, Kleinman M, Pelo CR, Baharestani

S, Levine JP, Gurtner GC. A Novel Mechanism for Ischemia-induced New Blood Vessel

Growth that Recapitulates Embryologic Vasculogenesis. (PSRC, Las Vegas, 2003). Also invited for presentation at theAmerican Society of Plastic Surgeons, San Diego, Oct 2003).

28. Dobryansky M, Cetrulo CL, Galiano RD, Bhatt KA, Ashinoff RL, Michaels J, Ceradini DJ,

Levine JP, Gurtner GC. Endostatin Impairs Cutaneous Neovascularization and Myocutaneous

Flap Survival in Mice. (American College of Surgeons, Chicago, 2003).

29. Dobryansky M, Cetrulo CL, Galiano RD, Bhatt KA, Pelo CR, Ashinoff RL, Michaels J, Levine

JP, Gurtner GC. Characterization of the Inhibitory Effects of Endostatin on Ischemia-induced

Neovascularization and Myocutaneous Flap Survival in Mice. (NESPS, Baltimore, 2003).

30. Dobryansky M, Cetrulo CL, Galiano RD, Bhatt KA, Pelo CR, Ashinoff RL, Levine JP, Gurtner

GC. Adenoviral Delivery of Endostatin Impairs Cutaneous Neovascularization and Random Pattern Flap Survival in Mice. (Plastic Surgery Research Council, Las Vegas, 2003).

31. Michaels J, Dobryansky M, Galiano RD, Ceradini DJ, Ashinoff RL, Bhatt KA, Cetrulo CL, Levine JP, Gurtner GC. Targeted Gene Therapy Using Microvascular Tissue Transfer for Local

Tumor Control. (North Eastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Baltimore, 2003).

32. Michaels J, Galiano RD, Ashinoff RL, Ceradini DJ, Dobryansky M, Bhatt KA, Cetrulo CL, Capla JM, Levine JP, Gurtner GC. A Novel Model for Precise, Accurate Measurements of Wound Healing in Mice. (American College of Surgeons Clinical Conference, Chicago, 2003).

33. Capla JM, Tepper OM, Bhatt KA, Galiano RD, Levine JP, Gurtner GC. Unraveling the

Mechanism of Skin Graft Vascularization by Observing Vascular Regression and Development. (North Eastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Baltimore, 2003).

34. Capla JM, Tepper OM, Bhatt KA, Galiano RD, Levine JP, Gurtner GC. Elucidating the

Mechanism of Skin Graft Revascularization using a Novel Transgenic Mouse Model. (American

College of Surgeons Clinical Conference, Chicago, 2003).

35. Capla JM, Tepper OM, Bhatt KA, Galiano RD, Levine JP, Gurtner GC. Skin Graft

Vascularization Involves Precisely Regulated Regulation and Replacement of Endothelial Cells. (Plastic Surgery Research Council, Las Vegas, 2003).

36. Ceradini DJ, Cetrulo CL, Michaels J, Dobryansky M, Ashinoff RL, Bhatt KA, Galiano RD, Levine JP, Gurtner GC. (American College of Surgeons Clinical Conference, Chicago, 2003).

37. Kleinman ME, Tepper OM, Capla JM, Bhatt KA, Ceradini DJ, Galiano RD, Levine JP, Gurtner GC.

Increased Circulating Endothelial Progenitor Cells in Children with Hemangioma.(American College of

Surgeons Clinical Conference, Chicago, 2003).

38. Chang EI, Tepper OM, Baharestani S, Galiano RD, Hopper R, Bhatt KA, Heitman D, Shin S, Levine JP, Gurtner GC. Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields Stimulate In Vitro and In Vivo Angiogenesis through a Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) Independent Mechanism.(Plastic Surgery Research Council, Las Vegas,

2003).

39. Ashinoff RL, Galiano RD, Cetrulo CL, Dobryansky M, Derderian CA, Bhatt KA, Gurtner

GC, McCarthy JG. Gene Therapy Mediated Delivery of a Morphogenic Protein in Distraction

Osteogenesis. (Plastic Surgery Research council, Las Vegas, 2003).

40. Ashinoff RL, Galiano RD, Cetrulo CL, Dobryansky M, Derderian CA, Bhatt KA, Levine JP, Gurtner GC, McCarthy JG. Gene Therapy with Bone Morphogenic Protein-2 in Mandibular

Distraction Osteogenesis. (International Society of Craniofacial Surgery, Monterey, CA, 2003).

41. Ashinoff RL, Galiano RD, Cetrulo CL, Dobryansky M, Derderian CA, Bhatt KA, Levine JP, Gurtner GC, McCarthy JG. Gene Therapy with Bone Morphogenic Protein-2 in Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis. (Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Baltimore, 2003).

42. Ashinoff RL, Galiano RD, Cetrulo CL, Dobryansky M, Derderian CA, Bhatt KA, Michaels J, Ceradini DJ, Levine JP, Gurtner GC, McCarthy JG. Gene Therapy with Bone Morphogenic

Protein-2 in Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis. (Proceedings of the Xth International

Congress of the International Society of Craniofacial Surgery, Bologna, Italy, 2003).

43. Cetrulo CL, Ashinoff RL, Dobryansky M, Capla JM, Ceradini DJ, Derderian C, Bhatt KA, Galiano RD, Levine JP, Gurtner GC, McCarthy JG. Bone Marrow-Derived Mononuclear Cells

and Endothelial Progenitor Cells Contribute to the Regenerate in Distraction Osteogenesis in the

Consolidation and Active Distraction Phases. (Plastic Surgery Research Council, Las Vegas, 2003).

44. Cetrulo CL, Ashinoff RL, Dobryansky M, Capla JM, Ceradini DJ, Bhatt KA, Galiano RD, Levine JP, Gurtner GC, McCarthy JG. Endothelial Progenitor Cell Trafficking in Distraction

Osteogenesis in the Activation and Consolidation Phases. (International Society of Craniofacial

Surgery, Monterey, CA, 2003).

45. Ashinoff RL, Seiser N, Galiano RD, Bhatt KA, Levine JP, Gurtner GC. A High Throughput Quantitative Bioassay of Cell Survival to Assess Vascularization Strategies for Cell Based Tissue Engineering. (Plastic Surgery Research Council, Las Vegas, 2003).

46. Dobryansky M, Galiano RD, Cetrulo CL, Michaels J, Bhatt KA, Levine JP, Gurtner GC.

Diabetics Exhibit a Decreased Angiogenic Response in Response to Ischemia. (Plastic Surgery

Research Council, Las Vegas, 2003). 47. Ceradini DJ, Cetrulo CL, Ashinoff RL, Dobryansky M, Chang EI, Bhatt KA, Galiano RD, Levine JP, Gurtner GC, McCarthy JG. Mesenchymal Stem Cell Homing in Distraction Osteogenesis: Promise for Ex Vivo Expansion Therapy and Gene Delivery Vehicles (Plastic Surgery Research Council, Las Vegas, 2003).

48. Bhatt KA, Liberman MC, Nadol JB Jr. Morphometric Analysis of Age-Related Changes in the

Human Basilar Membrane. (Association for Research in Otolaryngology, St. Petersburg, 1999).