A dedicated professional, Dr Bhardwaj has more than 30 years of rich clinical experience. Having graduated from the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune (consistently placed among the top three medical colleges of the country) in 1982, he served in the Indian army – an institution with a rich work culture – for fifteen years. During this time apart from gaining vast clinical expertise he was also exposed to interesting assignments like a long stint on the Siachen glacier – the highest and toughest battlefield in the world- in 1984, where he became the first medical officer to complete his tour of duty without being medically evacuated.
As an ENT specialist in the Army he was posted to the largest and the busiest hospitals, including Command Hospital (Pune), Command Hospital (Chandigarh), and Army Hospital (Referral and Research), Delhi Cantt. For his services beyond the call of duty he was honoured with the “Chief of Army Staff commendation card for meritorious service”. Cutting short his promising Army career he entered the private sector in 1997 where he continues to work with his customary zest and dedication to excellence.
Since 1997 Dr Bhardwaj has been attached with the most prestigious hospitals of Delhi and Gurgaon (the new medical hub of India) including Max Healthcare, Sitaram Bhartia , Saket City (Modi) Hospital. After being the Head of ENT at the Artemis Hospital (Gurgaon), he is currently Chief, ENT Services and Cochlear Implant Programme at the Columbia Asia Group of Hospitals, Palam Vihar (Gurgaon) with responsibility to look after the ENT services of the group’s hospitals in North India.
MedFirst ENT Centre was established by Dr Bhardwaj in 1997. Since then its has undergone regular improvements and up gradation and is today considered a centre of excellence for the diagnosis and management of ENT disorders in the NCR. With patients coming from far and wide, not only from india but from many other countries as well, the ENT Centre prides itself in offering the latest technology and expertise in the management of ENT diseases.
Dr Bhardwaj continues to train himself in avenues of cutting edge technology and incorporates the same in his practice. He conducts regular lectures and educational programmes at his centre for physicians, paediatricians as well as for ENT specialists.Dr Bhardwaj has been the President of the ENT Association of India (Delhi Branch) and is involved in the Branch activities.
He is an avid traveler and an adventure sports enthusiast. He has also flown to Jaffna to take part in the peace keeping mission where he was in charge of the battle casualty ward and personally took care of triage and management of up to 80 to 90 casualties in a day.
Dr Rajesh Bhardwaj is currently Chief of ENT Services & Cochlear Implant Programme, Columbia Asia Hospitals.
- Cochlear Implant
- Audiometry & Speech Therapy
- Middle Ear Surgeries-Tympanoplasty, Mastoidectomy Stapedectomy’ Ossiculoplasty
- Voice Surgery
- Thyroid surgeries
- Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)
- Vidian Neurectomy
- Submandibular gland excision
- Thyroidectomy,Tracheostomy, Tympanoplasty, Mastoidectomy, Stapedectomy, Ossiculoplasty
MBBS from Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Poona – 1982
ENT (DLO) from IGMC, Mayo Hospital – 1987
MS (ENT), AFMC, Pune – 1990
DNB (ENT) – 1994
Army Medical Corps – 15 Years
Sitaram Bhartia Institute, New Delhi
Max MedCentre, New Delhi
Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, New Delhi
Head of Department of ENT and Head, Columbia Asia Hospitals
Delhi Medical Association
Association of Otolaryngologists of India
ENT Association of India, Delhi
Ex-President, ENT Association of India, Delhi Chapter