Dr. Kushal Y Bhakta MD Neonatologist

Dr. Kushal Bhakta is a neonatologist in Orange, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Children's Hospital of Orange County and Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and has been in practice for 14 years. Dr. Bhakta accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 37 doctors at Children's Hospital of Orange County and one of 22 at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center who specialize in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Neonatologist: General Neonatology

Hospital Affiliation

St. Joseph Hospital

Children's Hospital of Orange County
Ranked #17 in Pediatrics: Neonatology

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center

Education & Medical Training

Baylor College of Medicine
Residency, Pediatrics, 2000–2003

Baylor College of Medicine
Fellowship, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 2003–2006

Baylor College of Medicine
Class of 2000

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 11 years in Pediatrics

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 6 years in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

TX State Medical License
Active through 2016

CA State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (FAAP), American Academy of Pediatrics

Publications & Presentations

Regulation of cytochrome P4501A1 expression by hyperoxia in human lung cell lines: Implications for hyperoxic lung injury.
Bhakta, K.Y., Jiang, W., Couroucli, X.I., Fazili, I.S., Muthiah, K., Moorthy, B.

Terminal deletion of chromosome 15q26.1: case report and brief literature review.

Laryngeal lymphatic malformation in a newborn.
Kenton, A., Duncan, N., Bhakta, K., Fernandes, C. J.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • AvMed Health Open Access
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • BCBS California PowerSelect HMO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • BCBS Florida BlueCare HMO
  • BCBS Florida NetworkBlue
  • BCBS Florida Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • Blue Shield California HMO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Health Net HMO - Employer Group
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Pacificare HMO
  • United - River Valley Neighborhood Health Partnership
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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