Bright P. Thilagar, M.D.

  1. Hospitalist
  2. Internist


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Dr. Bright Thilagar is a Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician specializing in Internal Medicine, Hospital Medicine and Perioperative Care. He is a Fellow at the American College of Physicians and a Senior Fellow at the Society of Hospital Medicine. He is practices Consultative Medicine where he initiates and manages care for patients with complex medical problems and is also a Consultant in the Executive Health program.

Dr. Thilagar is an Assistant Professor at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. He is involved in resident education and curriculum development for internal medicine residents. He is a reviewer for the Medical Knowledge and Self Assessment Program and judges regional and national resident presentations.

  1. Arthrocentesis
  2. Paracentesis
  3. Point of care ultrasound
  • Internal Medicine
  • Hospital Medicine
  • Perioperative Medical Care
  • Point of Care Ultrasound
  • Medical Informatics
  • Consultative Medicine
  • Executive Medicine
  1. 2020
    Master of Management - Master of Medical ManagementCarnegie Mellon University
  2. 2013
    MD - Internal MedicineJacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo


  1. 2013
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2020
    Executive Program on Artificial Intelligence in HealthcareMassachusetts Institute of Technology
  2. 2019
    Certified Physician LeaderAmerican College of Physicians
  3. 2013
    Rakesh Bidani Memorial AwardUniversity at Buffalo School of Medicine

Professional memberships

  1. 2022 - present
    Commiittee MemberContinuing Medical Education Committee, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  2. 2022 - present
    Commiittee MemberGeneral Internal Medicine Grand Rounds Planning Committee
  3. 2022 - present
    Co-DirectorDivision of General Internal Medicine Ultrasound Workgroup
  4. 2020 - present
    Senior FellowSociety of Hospital Medicine
  5. 2019 - 2022
    Practice Advisory PanelSociety of Hospital Medicine
  6. 2018 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Physicians
  7. 2018 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Physician Leadership
  8. 2016 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  9. 2016 - 2021
    Site DirectorHenry Ford Health Systems
  10. 2014 - 2015
    Physician AdvisorKaleida Health System