Rujuta Bhatt, M.D.

Rujuta Bhatt, M.D.
Dr. Rujuta Bhatt specializes in behavioral neurology, with specific focus on autism spectrum disorders, and related neurodevelopmental disorders. She is an Assistant Professor in Pediatric Neurology and Psychiatry. She is also a faculty member in the UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART). After completing a combined BA/MD program at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr. Bhatt completed residency in pediatrics and child neurology at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital. Dr. Bhatt was then the recipient of the Savant Behavioral Neurology Fellowship and she completed this training in the Jeste Lab and CART. Dr. Bhatt’s research interests are focused on understanding motor abnormalities in ASD, related genetic syndromes, defining the nature of, and sequelae of these motor deficits and developing new interventions to improve motor function. Dr. Bhatt utilizes quantitative measures of motor function to better evaluate specific and subtle motor impairments in children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Clinically, Dr. Bhatt sees patients in the Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Clinic, The Child and Adult Neurodevelopmental Clinic, and The Developmental Neurogenetics Clinic. Conditions evaluated in these clinics include, autism spectrum disorder, other neurodevelopmental disorders, Tics/Tourette Syndrome, and Neurogenetic conditions. Dr. Bhatt also has a longstanding commitment to medical education. She currently serves as the Associate Program Director of the Child Neurology Residency and is the Pediatric Neurology Training Director of the UC-LEND program. Nationally, Dr. Bhatt is an active member of the American Academy of Neurology and the Child Neurology Society.