Bhalla Honored with Neville Grant Award

Headshot of Sanjeev Bhalla, MD.

Sanjeev Bhalla, MD, chief of cardiothoracic imaging and vice chair for education at WashU Medicine’s Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, was selected for the Neville Grant Award for Clinical Excellence from Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

One of the hospital’s highest honors, the award is granted annually to a member of the attending medical staff whose professional and personal attributes exemplify an outstanding physician. This includes providing exceptional clinical care, showing deep compassion for patients and their families, demonstrating extraordinary respect for colleagues and other caregivers, and mentoring house officers and medical students.

In addition to leading the cardiothoracic imaging section, Bhalla co-directs the body CT service at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. In 2015, he was named vice chair for education, where he helps oversee MIR’s programs for medical students, prospective trainees, current trainees and alumni. A renowned educator, he has been recognized numerous times by MIR trainees and colleagues as Teacher of the Year and an Outstanding Teacher Awardee. The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) also named Bhalla a Lifetime Honored Educator after receiving his fourth nomination for a Lifetime Honored Educator Award.

Bhalla, a professor of radiology, is the second radiologist in the award’s history to receive this honor — the first being Daniel D. Picus, MD, professor of radiology, in 2019.

He will be recognized during a ceremony at the Semi-Annual Medical Staff Association meeting in April.