Danish Bhatti, M.D.

Associate Professor

UCF College of Medicine

Danish Bhatti, M.D.

Dr Bhatti is a Physician Entrepreneur with experience of launching and investing in early stage startups. Dr Bhatti is a Movement Disorders Neurologists Associate Professor at University of Central Florida and teaches physicians internationally. Dr Bhatti directs an online mini-fellowship in Movement Disorders since 2017 with over 80 Neurologists trained from over 13 countries. Dr Bhatti directs annual training camps and workshops in Movement Disorders regionally, nationally and internationally including use of botulinum toxin and Deep Brain Stimulation therapy. Dr Bhatti has a strong interest in online and blended learning and has designed and directed hybrid workshops on neurological examination and botulinum toxin injections including workshops at American Academy of Neurology annual meetings. He has been recognized with A.B. Baker Teacher Recognition Award by American Academy of Neurology, International Best Teacher Award from Pakistan Society of Neurology and Impact in Education for Innovative practices award, a campus-wide award at University of Nebraska. As member of Parkinson study group Dr Bhatti participates in many multi-center clinical trials for PD and biomechanics. He has written multiple book chapters and editorials and published 26 peer reviewed papers and over 35 abstracts. He has given over 100 invited lectures internationally and nationally. His YouTube video ‘5 min neurological examination’ has 3.5 million views and his channel has 5000+ subscribers. Dr Bhatti is founding Director of MERIT Academy, (meritacademy.us) an online distance learning resource for continuing education and runs a successful podcast “Minifellowship in Movement Disorders” on iTunes. He is also founding member of Tajdeed - a group of physician entrepreneurs with focus on healthcare innovation and market disruption with a special emphasis on those leveraging developing countries for R&D.

“I have a strong interest in healthcare startups that focus on innovation and market disruption with a special emphasis on those leveraging developing countries for R&D. I am also a blockchain enthusiast and continuously learning about DeFi and Web 3.0.”