She completed MBBS from Kasturba Medical College in Mangalore. Later, she did MD in Pediatrics from Bangalore Medical College. In 1997, she did Fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in the USA.
With huge experience, Dr. N Kavitha Bhat is one of the Best Pediatric Endocrinologists in Bangalore for her deep knowledge and expertise in the field. Her area of interest is Pediatric Endocrinology and she started the first of its kind Pediatric Endocrinology Services in Karnataka.
She was also part of a multidisciplinary high volume neurosurgery unit to manage neuroendocrinology ailments craniopharyngioma, pituitary adenomas, cranial irradiation sequelae, and water balance disorders that occur in neurosurgical patients. She was a faculty for DNBE in Paediatrics and MD in Pediatrics course students enrolled under Manipal Khatmandu University.
In 2002, She was an Honorary Consultant in Pediatric Endocrinology at Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health in Bengaluru. She started Pediatric endocrinology services and set up a Pediatric Diabetes clinic to cater to the poor where insulin would be offered free of cost to patients.
Later she joined as Lead Pediatric Endocrinologist & Consultant Pediatrician at Rainbow Children’s Hospital Bengaluru in 2005. She established the Pediatric Endocrinology department for patients around the state, country and international. Also, five outreach centres were established in various districts of Karnataka.
With a focus on technology in managing diabetes, a Pediatric Diabetes center was launched. by Dr N Kavitha Bhat started Rajeev Gandhi University of Health Sciences affiliated with the Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship program.
Area Of Expertise:
Pediatric & Adolescent Diabetes
Short Stature & Growth hormone therapy
Early and late puberty
Obesity in children and teenagers
Endocrine sequelae of cancer treatment
Pituitary, thyroid, adrenal, gonadal disorders
Precocious & Delayed puberty
Endocrine disorders in syndromic disorders
Disorders in genital development: babies born with abnormal genitalia, undescended testes, micropenis
Pediatric Bone health: bones that break or bend easily including Osteogenesis imperfecta, osteoporosis, rickets, other varieties of metabolic bone diseases seen in kidney diseases, hypogonadism, Prematurity and steroid treatment.
Bhat NK, Shetty AK, Reeves MA, Rao JK. Thyrotropin receptor antibodies in breast milk. Endocrinologist .1999;9(1): 65-67.
Jeevarathnam D, Bhattacharyya SS, Bhat NK. Hyperthyroidism in children: A report of 6 cases with follow up. Thyroid Research & Practice .2015;12(1):35-38
Bhat NK, Reddy MM. Toddler with Maturity-onset Diabetes of the young (MODY) type 4; Abstract in 10th International Congress of Pediatric Endocrinology .2017
Bhat NK Clinical Study of Rotavirus Diarrhea in Children; 1994; Thesis
Toddler with Maturity-onset Diabetes of the young (MODY) type 4 in 10th International Meeting of Pediatric Endocrinology, Boston 2017 - Bhat NK and Reddy M M on 15/9/2017.
Ulnar Mammary syndrome - A case Report in ESPAE Conference, Vienna 2019 - Shetty S and Bhat N K on 19/09/2019.
Pseudohypoparathyroidism type 1 A – A case report in ISPAE Conference Kolkata 2019 - Shetty S and Bhat N K from 29/11/2019- 1/12/2019.