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Deloitte Appoints Dr. Jay Bhatt Executive Director, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions and Deloitte Health Equity Institute

Passionate about patient care, Dr. Bhatt will continue practicing medicine while serving in his leadership role at Deloitte

NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2022 — Deloitte announced today the appointment of Jay Bhatt, D.O., MPH, MPA, as executive director of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions and the Deloitte Health Equity Institute. In this role, Dr. Bhatt will direct the research, insights and eminence agenda across the life sciences and health care industry while driving high impact research and collaborations to advance health equity.

“It’s an honor to welcome an incredible physician executive and passionate health equity advocate to our team to direct research and advance our collective impact,” said Asif Dhar, M.D., vice chair and U.S. life sciences and health care industry leader, Deloitte LLP. “In addition to being an amazing strategic thinker, innovator and researcher with deep health experience, I admire Jay’s desire to continue practicing medicine and believe his real-world clinical experiences will help inform both the work of the Center and the Health Equity Institute.”

Bhatt has dedicated his life’s work to serving underserved communities and championing health equity across the health care industry. His early work in health care involved practicing primary care at Erie Family Health Center in Chicago, and he continues to see patients at community health centers in Chicago and Cook County, Illinois.

Prior to joining Deloitte, Bhatt was senior vice president and chief medical officer at the American Hospital Association. While there, in addition to his enterprise role, he served as president of the Health Research and Educational Trust and helped lead the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity. He was previously on faculty at Northwestern Medicine, served as chief health officer of the Illinois Health and Hospital Association, and was managing deputy commissioner and chief innovation officer for the Chicago Department of Public Health. Bhatt has published extensively and is a prominent thought leader around the issues of health equity, health care transformation, public health, and innovation. He is also a Presidential Leadership Scholar, an Aspen Institute Health Innovator Fellow, and serves on the board of directors for UnidosUS.

“Growing up, I had a front-row seat to the challenges that many people face in disadvantaged communities, and these early life experiences convinced me not just to become a doctor, but to become someone who could meet the challenge of treating diverse populations, serving underserved neighborhoods, and helping communities and organizations change their future,” said Bhatt. “I am excited to join an organization with a strong legacy of progress, execution and impact, and one with a mission that reflects my values and aspirations to transform the health of our communities and do it at scale.”

Bhatt earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago; doctorate in osteopathic medicine from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; master’s in public health from the University of Illinois at Chicago; and master’s in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government as a Zuckerman and Commonwealth Fund Minority Health Policy Fellow. He is board certified in internal medicine and geriatrics.

To learn more about Dr. Bhatt connect with him on LinkedIn and Twitter, or follow the Deloitte Health Care practice on Twitter @DeloitteHealth.

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About the Deloitte Health Equity Institute
Recognizing the imperative for immediate and sustained effort, and grounded in Deloitte’s acknowledgement of racism as a public health crisis, Deloitte established the Deloitte Health Equity Institute (DHEI) in spring 2021. DHEI is dedicated to creating public good through community collaboration and investment, data and analytics, and knowledge development. DHEI builds on Deloitte’s commitment to advance health equity, informed by work with clients, a decade of impact made by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, and our perspective on how life sciences and health care organizations can activate health equity.

The DHEI reinforces our purpose of making a positive, enduring impact that matters. By collaborating with local and national organizations, DHEI is a catalyst, helping advance health equity at scale. Our initiatives aim to help everyone achieve their full potential in all aspects of health and well-being, building a more equitable society for all.

About Deloitte
Deloitte provides industry-leading audit, consulting, tax and advisory services to many of the world’s most admired brands, including nearly 90% of the Fortune 500® and more than 7,000 private companies. Our people come together for the greater good and work across the industry sectors that drive and shape today’s marketplace — delivering measurable and lasting results that help reinforce public trust in our capital markets, inspire clients to see challenges as opportunities to transform and thrive, and help lead the way toward a stronger economy and a healthier society. Deloitte is proud to be part of the largest global professional services network serving our clients in the markets that are most important to them. Building on more than 175 years of service, our network of member firms spans more than 150 countries and territories. Learn how Deloitte’s more than 345,000 people worldwide connect for impact at www.deloitte.com.

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Julie Landmesser
Public Relations
Deloitte Services LP
+1 312 486 1945

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