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Dr. Mohit Bhatt

Dr. Mohit Bhatt

Director, Neurosciences and Consultant, Neurology and Director, Medical Research


MBBS, MD (Gen Medicine), DM (Neurology)


  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, Queens Square, London

Speciality Interests

Movement Disorders and Deep Brain Stimulation


Dr. Mohit Bhatt heads the Centre and has set up the Movement Disorders Programme at Kokilaben Hospital. He is responsible for the medical management of patients with movement disorders including selection of patients who will benefit from Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery.

Dr. Bhatt had his entire medical training at the Grant Medical College (GMC) and Sir J. J. Group of Hospitals in Mumbai. In addition, he has trained in the best institutes in the world in the field of Movement Disorders. Before joining Kokilaben Hospital, he was attached to Breach Candy Hospital and Jaslok Hospital in Mumbai.

Dr. Bhatt is the Founder Trustee of Parkinson's Disease Foundation of India (PDFI) and of Basal Ganglia Club, India (BGC). He is a member of the steering committee of Asian Oceanian Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Society (AOPM) chapter of Movement Disorder Society.

Clinics In-charge of

  • Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Clinic
  • Wilson Disease Clinic
  • Botox Clinic


Dr. Mohit Bhatt is a keen researcher and has contributed to understanding of the disease mechanism and treatment options of various Movement Disorders. He has to his credit over 60 publications in leading international medical and neurological journals. He has also contributed book chapters to numerous neurological textbooks. His present research interests include study of Wilson's disease, Brain Iron Disorders, Parkinson's Disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) and functional neurosurgery application to Movement disorders and neurogenetic diseases. Dr. Bhatt's experience in diagnosing complex neurological and movement disorders is unmatched and he is a much sought after speaker at national and international neurological conferences.

Dr. Bhatt is a member of several national and international organizations including Movement Disorder Society, Parkinson's and related Movement Disorders Society, American Academy of Neurology (AAN), Indian Academy of Neurology (IAN), Maharashtra Association of Neurology (MAN) and Bombay Neurological Association.

Medical Journals


Aggarwal A, Todorov T, Chandhok G, Tilve S, Zibert A, Schmidt HH, Bhatt M,
Wilson disease mutation pattern with genotype-phenotype correlations from Western India: confirmation of p.C271* as a common Indian mutation and identification of 14 novel mutations
In print, Annals of Human Genetics, 2013


Aggarwal A, Bhatt M
Neurologic Aspects of Gastrointestinal / HepatoBiliary Diseases: Commonly used gastrointestinal drugs
In print, in Neurological Aspects of Systemic Disease, Volume 1. Editors: Biller J and Ferro JM. Handbook of Clinical Neurology Series, 3rd Series edited by Aminoff MJ, Boller F, Swaab DF, 2012

Schapira AH, Stocchi F, Borgohain R, Onofrj M, Bhatt M, Lorenzana P, Lucini V, Giuliani R, Anand R.
Long-term efficacy and safety of safinamide as add-on therapy in early Parkinson's disease.
Eur J Neurol. 1468-1331:2012

Stocchi F, Borgohain R, Onofrj M, Schapira AH, Bhatt M, Lucini V, Giuliani R, Anand R; Study 015 Investigators.
A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of safinamide as add-on therapy in early Parkinson's disease patients.
Mov Disord. 2012 Jan;27(1):106-12.


Aggarwal A, Schneider SA, Houlden H, Silverdale M, Paudel R, Paisan-Ruiz C, Desai S, Munshi M,
Sanghvi D, Hardy J, Bhatia KP, Bhatt M
Indian-subcontinent NBIA: Unusual phenotypes, novel PANK2 mutations and undetermined genetic forms
Movement Disorders, vol. 25(10), pp. 1424-31, 2010

Aggarwal A, Bhatt M
Eye sign in an 18 year man with psychosis
British Medical Journal, vol. 339, pp. b3494, 2009

Aggarwal A, Aggarwal N, Nagral A, Jankharia G, Bhatt M, A novel Global Assessment Scale for Wilsons Disease (GAS for WD), Movement Disorders, vol. 24, pp. 509-18, 2009


Morrell MJ, Hayes FJ, Sluss PM, Adams JM, Bhatt M, Ozkara C, Warnock CR, Isojrvi J.
Higher Incidence of Treatment-Emergent Hyperandrogenism, Ovulatory Dysfunction and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome with Valproate than Lamotrigine: Results of a Prospective, Randomized, 1-Year Study in Young Women with Epilepsy
Submitted to Lancet 2007

F Stocchi , R Borgohain , M Onofrj, A Shapira, Bhatt M, Lorenzana P, S Rossetti, R Hartman, R Anand, for the Study 015 Investigators
A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Safinamide as Add-on Therapy in Early Parkinson's Disease Patients Treated with a Single Dopamine Agonist
Lancet 2007


Aggarwal A, Vaidya S, Shah S, Singh J, Desai S, Bhatt M.
Reversible parkinsonism and T1W pallidal hyperintensities in acute liver failure.
Movement Disorder, vol. 21(11), pp. 1986-1990, 2006.

Schneider S, Aggarwal A, Bhatt M, Dupont E, Tisch S, Limousin P, Lee P, Quinn N, Bhatia K
Severe tongue protrusion dystonia: clinical syndromes and some treatment options.
Neurology, vol. 67, pp. 940-943, 2006.

Schrag A, Bhatt M, Soonawala N, Quinn NP, Bhatia KP.
Occurrence of atypical parkinsonism in Indians and Caucasians
Acta Neurol Scand, vol 109(2), pp 155-6, 2004


Doshi PK, Chhaya NA, Bhatt M
Bilateral subthalamic nucleus stimulation for Parkinson's disease
Neurol India, vol 51(1), pp 43-8, 2003


Doshi P, Niraj Chhaya, Bhatt M
Depression leading to attempted suicide after bilateral subthalamic nucleus stimulation for Parkinson's disease
Mov Disord, vol 17(5), pp 1084-1085, 2002

Doshi P, Bhatt M
Hemiballism during subthalamic nucleus lesioning
Mov Disord, vol 17(4), pp 848-9, 2002


Bhatt M, Desai J, Mankodi A, Elias M, Wadia N.
Posttraumatic akinetic-rigid syndrome resembling Parkinson's disease: a report on three patients.
Mov Disord, vol 15 (2), pp 313-7, 2000


Bhatt MH, Elias MA, Mankodi AK.
Acute and reversible parkinsonism due to organophosphate pesticide intoxication: five cases.
Neurology. vol 52(7), pp 1467-71, 1999


Bhatia KP, Soland VL, Bhatt MH, Quinn NP, Marsden CD.
Paroxysmal exercise-induced dystonia: eight new sporadic cases and a review of the literature.
Mov Disord, vol 12(6), pp 007-12, 1997


Bhowmik DM, Kale SA, Bhatt M, Wadia PN, Bulchand S.
Critical illness polyneuropathy in a case of acute renal failure and sepsis.
J Assoc Physicians India, vol 42(3), pp 249-50, 1994


Takahashi H, Snow BJ, Bhatt MH, Peppard R, Eisen A, Calne DB.
Evidence for a dopaminergic deficit in sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis on positron emission scanning.
Lancet, vol 42(8878), pp 1016-8, 1993

Bhatt MH, Obeso JA, Marsden CD.
Time course of postanoxic akinetic-rigid and dystonic syndromes.
Neurology, vol 43(2), pp 314-7, 1993

Tsui JK, Bhatt M, Calne S, Calne DB.
Botulinum toxin in the treatment of writer's cramp: a double-blind study.
Neurology. vol 43(1), pp 183-5, 1993

Okada A, Nakamura K, Snow BJ, Bhatt MH, Nomoto M, Osame M, Calne DB.
PET scan study on the dopaminergic system in a Japanese patient with hereditary progressive dystonia (Segawa's disease). Case report.
Adv Neurol, vol 60, pp 591-4, 1993

Bhatia KP, Bhatt MH, Marsden CD.
The causalgia-dystonia syndrome.
Brain, vol 116, pp 843-51, 1993


Wszolek ZK, Pfeiffer RF, Bhatt MH, Schelper RL, Cordes M, Snow BJ, Rodnitzky RL, Wolters EC, Arwert F, Calne DB. Wszolek ZK, Pfeiffer RF, Bhatt MH, Schelper RL, Cordes M, Snow BJ, Rodnitzky RL, Wolters EC, Arwert F, Calne DB.

Rapidly progressive autosomal dominant parkinsonism and dementia with pallido-ponto-nigral degeneration.
Ann Neurol, vol 32(3), pp 312-20, 1992

Manyam BV, Bhatt MH, Moore WD, Devleschoward AB, Anderson DR, Calne DB. Manyam BV, Bhatt MH, Moore WD, Devleschoward AB, Anderson DR, Calne DB.
Bilateral striopallidodentate calcinosis: cerebrospinal fluid, imaging, and electrophysiological studies.
Ann Neurol, vol 31(4), pp 379-84, 1992


Bhatt MH, Keenan SP, Fleetham JA, Calne DB.
Pleuropulmonary disease associated with dopamine agonist therapy.
Ann Neurol, vol 30(4), pp 613-6, 1991

Bhatt MH, Snow BJ, Martin WR, Peppard R, Calne DB.
Positron emission tomography in progressive supranuclear palsy.
Arch Neurol, vol 48(4), pp 389-91, 1991

Bhatt MH, Snow BJ, Martin WR, Pate BD, Ruth TJ, Calne DB.
Positron emission tomography suggests that the rate of progression of idiopathic parkinsonism is slow.
Ann Neurol, vol 29(6), pp 673-7, 1991

Snow BJ, Bhatt M, Martin WR, Li D, Calne DB.
The nigrostriatal dopaminergic pathway in Wilson's disease studied with positron emission tomography.
J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry, vol 54(1), pp 12-7, 1991


Snow BJ, Tsui JK, Bhatt MH, Varelas M, Hashimoto SA, Calne DB.
Treatment of spasticity with botulinum toxin: a double-blind study.
Ann Neurol, vol 28(4), pp 512-5, 1990

Bhatt MH, Snow BJ, Martin WR, Cooper S, Calne DB.
Positron emission tomography in Shy-Drager syndrome.
Ann Neuroll, vol 28(1), pp 101-3, 190

Bhatt M, Wolters E, Tsui J, Snow BJ, Calne DB.
A case of rabies in North America.
Mov Disord, vol 5(1), pp 40-3, 1990

Bhatt M, Snow B, Varelas M, Calne D.
Palatal myoclonus: treatment with 5-hydroxytryptophan and carbidopa.
Mov Disord, vol 5(4), pp 339-40, 1990

Bhatt MH, Misra VP.
In quest of Portuguese diseases.
BMJ, vol 299(6715), pp 1592-3, 1989


Wadia PN, Bhatt MH, Misra VP.
Clinical neurophysiological examination of deafness associated with juvenile motor neurone disease.
J Neurol Sci, vol 78(1), pp 29-33, 1987


Wadia N, Desai S, Bhatt M
Disseminated cysticercosis. New observations, including CT scan findings and experience with treatment by praziquantel.
Brain, vol 111(Pt 3), pp 597-614, 1988


Bhatt MH
Neurocysticercosis a study of 17 cases.
Thesis for DM Neurology, University of Bombay, Mumbai, Inia, 1986.


Bhatt MH
A comparative study of 50 cases with Computerised Tomography with conventional radiology.
Thesis for MD in General Medicine, University of Bombay, Mumbai, India, 1983.

Book Chapters

Bhatt M
Hyperkinetic Movement Diorders
In: Munjal YP ed. API Text Book of Medicine,
Jaypee Brothers Medical Pub, India, 2012

Muthane U, Bhatt M, Wadia NH.
Parkinson's Disease and other Akinetic Disorders.
In: Wadia NH ed. Neurological Practice: An Indian Perspective.
Elsevier, Noida, India. 2005;353-365

Muthane U, Bhatt M, Wadia NH.
Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders.
In: Wadia NH ed. Neurological Practice: An Indian Perspective.
Elsevier, Noida, India. 2005;366-378.

Bhatt M, Sethi KD, Bhatia K.
Acute and tardive dystonia.
InDrug induced movement disorders.
Ed. Sethi KD
New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc; 2004.

Wadia NH, Bhatt M.
Acute viral encephalitis commonly prevalent in India.
In Advances in Medicine,
Eds. Sainani GS, Joshi VR, Mehta PJ.
The Association of Physicians of India, Bombay 1989.

Wadia NH, Bhatt MH, Phatnani P.
Teaching series on cerebrovascular accidents,
Glaxo laboratory, Bombay 1989.

Bhatt MH, Peppard R, Calne DB.
Chronic dementing disorders.
In Textbook of Internal Medicine
Ed. WN Kelly. JB Lipponcott Company, Philadelphia. 1991

Bhatt MH, Calne DB.
Chronic cerebellar ataxia.
In Textbook of Internal Medicine
Ed WN Kelly. JB Lipponcott Company, Philadelphia. 1991.

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Speciality Interests

Movement Disorders and Deep Brain Stimulation