Dr. Gopal Bhatnager, MD, is Chief of Cardiac Surgery in the Heart and Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Dr. Bhatnagar served as Chief of Staff at Trillium Health Centre, Ontario, Canada.
Dr. Bhatnagar received his medical degree from the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada. He completed his residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Toronto and was the youngest Chief of Cardiac Surgery appointed at the same university. He also led the development of the Cardiac Surgery Department at the Trillium Health Centre.
With his involvement over 20 years, the Trillium Health Centre has become the 3rd largest cardiac surgery center in the provence and the largest beating heart surgery service in Canada. At the Trillium Health Center, he served as Chief of Cardiac Surgery from 2000 to 2005 and as Medical Director of the Cardiac Program from 2001 to 2006. Dr. Bhatnagar then served as Chief of Staff from 2006 to 2015.
Dr. Bhatnagar resides in Abu Dhabi and his hobbies include jujitsu and fitness.