Dr. Bhat obtained his primary qualification and specialisation in Internal Medicine from India. He is a member of the Association of Physicians of India.
He has worked in acute and emergency medicine in various tertiary care hospitals in India, Australia and the UAE and has gained specialisation in general and acute medicine in Ireland and the UK. He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and the United Kingdom. He is also a member of the Society of Physicians of Acute Medicine.