Distinguished Scientist: Vijaya Bhatt, MBBS

Vijaya Bhatt, MBBS

Vijaya Bhatt, MBBS

This profile is part of a series to highlight the researchers who will be honored at a ceremony for UNMC’s 2020 Scientist Laureate, Distinguished Scientist and New Investigator Award recipients.

  • Name: Vijaya Bhatt, MBBS
  • Title: Associate professor, UNMC Division of Oncology/Hematology, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine; medical director, Leukemia Program
  • Joined UNMC: 2012
  • Hometown: Kathmandu, Nepal

The Distinguished Scientist Award

The Distinguished Scientist Award, sponsored by UNMC Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, MD, recognizes researchers who have been among the most productive scientists at UNMC during the past five years.

Research focus:

  • Acute leukemia
  • Geriatric oncology
  • Graft-versus-host disease

The goal of my research is: to improve survival and quality of life of adults with acute leukemias including those who have undergone allogeneic stem cell transplantation.

My research will make a difference because: Acute leukemias continue to take the lives of many adults. Treatment for leukemias also can cause significant morbidity, particularly in older adults. My research is targeted toward reducing early mortality in older adults with acute myeloid leukemia, prevent relapse of leukemia after an allogeneic stem cell transplantation and improve symptoms related to graft-versus-host disease.

The best advice I’ve ever been given is:

Our thoughts shape our life. What we think, we become.

Three things you may not know about me are:

  • I attended a regional championship in table tennis and lost the match to my brother.
  • I have read three books and watched dozens of videos on parenting, and I am still trying to figure it out.
  • I enjoy watching TED Talks.


  1. Brenda Ram says:

    Congratulations Dr. Bhatt!

  2. Mariza Hoffman says:

    Congratulations Dr. Bhatt!

  3. Rachal Brantley says:

    So well deserved!! Amazing, compassionate physician/research!

  4. Rajesh shrestha says:


  5. Krishna Gundabolu says:


  6. Carol Russell says:

    Congratulations again!!
    Carol Russell

  7. Urba datt Bhatta says:

    Congratulations my dear Son. Lots of love and best wishes again.

  8. Jessica Semin says:

    Congrats, Dr. Bhatt!!!

  9. Carmelita Alvares says:

    Congratulations Dr. Bhatt.

  10. Sabin Bista says:

    Congratulation. Well deserved. Making nepalese proud.

  11. pratyush shrestha says:

    Congratulations Vijay. You make us all proud. Keep up the good work.

  12. Sandy Goetzinger-Comer says:

    Congratulations!! My father died from AML in 1996 and I applaud your research Into this disease and others. Keep up the great work!

  13. Dr Anshu Atreya says:

    Congrats Vijay!

  14. Amber Heinert says:

    Congrats Dr. Bhatt! Well deserved!

  15. Abhinav Kumar Agrawal says:

    Congratulations Vijay. You truly deserve this.

  16. Shrutee Baniya says:

    Congratulations Vijay

  17. Rajat Bhatt says:

    Congratulations Brother.Best Wishes.

  18. Zaka Khan says:

    Congratulations Vijay .

  19. Pallav Bajracharya says:

    Congratulations, Vijay!!

  20. John Bibawy says:

    Fantastic! Congratulations!

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