Primary Practice Location:University Hospital 2500 N. State St. Jackson, MS 39216
Appointments: (888) 815-2005
Areas of Practice: Pulmonary and Critical Care
I, Rajesh Bhagat, graduated from University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, India (1983). After two years as intern and houseman at Safdarjang Hospital, Delhi, I joined Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Insitute (VPCI), University of Delhi. As PGY 1-3, I graduated with a Diploma and an MD in Respiratory Diseases with honors. I served another 3 years as a Registrar at the same institution, my research interests included ABPA and Asthma. This research led me to Dr. Cockcroft at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, Canada. As a Research Fellow of the Saskatchewan Lung Association I worked on the detrimental effects of regular use of beta-2 agonists (1993-1995). These studies were cited in the NIH National Asthma Education and Prevention Program-2. After 3 years of residency in Internal Medicine at University of Missouri-Columbia (1995-98), I worked as a fellow in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at Duke University Medical Center, NC (1998-2002). At Duke I did research in lung injury and fibrosis. Since 2002 at UMMC and VA in Jackson I have enjoyed being a clinician, administrator, teacher, and researcher. My current focus is paraquat-induced lung injury, and being a mentor and advisor for fellows and faculty.
Pulmonary and Critical Care