Jay Bhatt, D.O., is the Chief Medical Officer and President of the Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET) of the American Hospital Association (AHA). As CMO and President of HRET, he oversees the association’s clinical leadership and health improvement activities. He leads the AHA’s quality activities in several areas, including HRET, the Institute for Diversity in Health Management and the Association for Community Health Improvement. He also directs physician engagement activities and provides leadership on critical policy issues.
Bhatt earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Chicago and his Doctor in Osteopathic Medicine from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He also earned a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a master’s in public health from the University of Illinois Chicago School of Public Health.