Bhagat S. Aulakh, MD, CPE, FCCP
Specialties: Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Medicine
Languages: English, Hindi, Punjabi, Spanish, Urdu
Languages English, Hindi, Punjabi, Spanish, Urdu
Title(s) Medical Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit - OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine - University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Pulmonary Critical Fellowship Faculty - University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
Medical Education St. George's University (Grenada, West Indies)
Internship(s) Internal Medicine - University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (Peoria, IL)
Residency Internal Medicine - University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (Peoria, IL)
Fellowship(s) Pulmonary Disease & Critical Care Medicine - University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM)
Board Certification(s) Pulmonary Disease - American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine, Neurocritical Care - United Council for Neurological Subspecialties
Professional Certification(s) Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), Emergency Neurological Life Support 4.0 (ENLS), ECMO/ELSO Specialist, Advanced Wilderness Life Support (AWLS), First Responder - National Outdoor Leadership School, Certified Physician Executive - American Association for Physician Leadership, Cultural Transition Process - Partners in Leadership, Team Leadership - OSF Physician Leadership Academy
Areas of Expertise Advanced Airway Management, Interventional Pulmonology, Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS), Lung Cancer, Neurocritical Care, Neuromuscular Disorders Related to Breathing, PleurX, Sepsis, Sleep Medicine, Tracheostomy
Professional Memberships Fellow - American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society, Neurocritical Care Society, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Neurocritical Care Diplomate - United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, Neurocritical Care Society, Wilderness Medical Society, American Association for Physician Leadership
Philosophy of Care "Spirans Sanus Sanum Corpus" - Breathing Healthy for a Healthy Body
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Dr. Aulakh grew up in Sweden and moved to Oklahoma when he was a young child.
As the first doctor in his family, he chose pulmonary medicine because of its diversity. “My own personal motto is ‘healthy breathing for a healthy body,’” Dr. Aulakh said.
He’s looking forward to joining the OSF HealthCare family. “OSF continues to grow and provide leading-edge technology and expertise throughout Illinois. I really enjoy that Peoria is a close-knit community, and we are excited to raise our children here,” Dr. Aulakh said.
Swedish is his first language, and Dr. Aulakh can speak a total of seven.
Aside from practicing pulmonary medicine, he enjoys volunteering. Dr. Aulakh volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America and leads a Cub Scout group. Additionally, he and his wife chair the annual Kick Butts Campaign to help youth stand up against tobacco.
In his free time, he plays the guitar and piano. He also likes to camp and hike. Dr. Aulakh is married with two sons.
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4.9 Star Rating (53 Reviews)
4.69/5 ( Feb 3, 2020)
Dr. Aulakh is very nice to me. Make me fill as though they really care about me. Ask me if I scare of anything with my family on - any one.
4.69/5 ( Feb 3, 2020)
Didn't talk about. Thank all of you. God bless all of you.
5.0/5 ( Jan 23, 2020)
5.0/5 ( Jan 23, 2020)
Very personable doctor. Answered all my questions.
4.45/5 ( Oct 21, 2019)
Dr. Aulakh was honest sharing information. He gave me comprehensive information. He answered my follow up questions.
5.0/5 ( Oct 14, 2019)
He was concerned about my CT scan - called immediately and saw him to discuss results. Was glad not to wait for regular appointment.