Mamatha Bhat headshot

Mamatha Bhat

Faculty Affiliate

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

University Health Network (Cross-Appointment)

Mamatha Bhat is a staff Hepatologist and clinician-scientist in the Ajmera Transplant Centre at the University Health Network and Associate Professor at University of Toronto’s Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology. She completed her medical training at McGill University, Transplant Hepatology training at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, and a PhD in Medical Biophysics at University of Toronto.

Mamatha’s group has developed and is deploying ML algorithms trained on clinical and ‘omics data to optimize the long-term outcomes of transplant patients in a personalized manner. Her research program has employed a bench-to-bedside paradigm that connects clinical outcomes with basic research. Mamatha’s research program has been supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), NSERC, Terry Fox Research Institute, Stem Cell Network, American Society of Transplantation, Canadian Liver Foundation, and Canadian Donation and Transplant Research Program. She has over 130 publications to her credit, including senior-authored publications in journals such as Lancet Digital Health, Journal of Hepatology, JAMA Surgery and Hepatology. She co-leads the Transplant AI initiative at the Ajmera Transplant Centre, and serves as Engagement & Partnerships Lead for T-CAIREM.

Research Interests

  • Healthcare and/or medical imaging
  • Computational biology
  • Deep learning


  • Polanyi Prize, Early Researcher Award from the Ministry of Research and Innovation
  • CIHR/CASL/INMD Early Career Researcher award
  • CASL Research Excellence award
  • American Society of Transplantation (AST) Basic Science Career Development Award
  • Fellow of the AST