Hema Bhargava, M.D.

Hema P. Bhargava, M.D.



Pediatric Cardiology




  • Health Sciences Clinical Professor


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UC Davis Children's Hospital

2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Phone: 916-734-3456
Physician Referrals: 800-UCD-4-KIDS (800-823-4543)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Bhargava aims to empower her patients (and their parents) by educating them about their condition, so they can manage their lives around the disease with greater autonomy.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Bhargava is a pediatric cardiologist with over 30 years experience in the care of infants, children and adolescents with congenital and acquired pediatric heart disease. She has a special interest in fetal echocardiography.


Pediatric Cardiology

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital


M.B.B.S., Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bengaluru, India 1980

Bangalore University, Bengaluru, India 1975

Internship: Rotating Internship, Victoria Hospital Bangalore, Bangalore, India 1980-1981


Pediatrics, Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia PA 1982-1985


Pediatric Cardiology, Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Browns Mills NJ 1987-1988

Pediatric Cardiology, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia PA 1985-1987

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics,

American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology,

CA Medical Board, License,

NJ Medical Board,

PA Medical Board,

Texas Medical Board,

Professional Memberships

American Society of Echocardiography

Honors and Awards

Top Female Doctor, South Jersey Magazine, 2015

Best Doctor for Kids Award, South Jersey Magazine, 2014

Top Female Pediatric Cardiologist, South Jersey Magazine, 2014

Top Pediatric Cardiologist, Suburban Family Magazine, 2014

Top Children's Physician, South Jersey Magazine, 2012

South Jersey's Top Docs, South Jersey Magazine, 2006

Select Recent Publications

Bhargava H, Balsara RK. An Alternate Approach to Difficult Mitral Valve Problems. Pediatr Cardiol. 1991 Apr;12(2):132. doi:10.1007/BF02238423. PMID:1866337.

Bhargava H, Donner RM, Sanchez GR, Dunn JM, Zaeri N, Brickley SE, Cavarocchi N. Endomyocardial Biopsy after Heart transplantation in Children. J Heart Transplant. 1987 Sep-Oct;6(5):298-302. PMID:3316556.