Dr. Bhatia grew up in Central Illinois and completed his undergraduate training at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in Honors Biology, magna cum laude. He then completed a four-year medical degree and ophthalmology residency from the University of Chicago. It was there that Dr. Bhatia discovered his passion for retina and macular diseases and went to Boston University for a surgical and medical retina fellowship. Dr. Bhatia and his family returned to Central Illinois where he has provided care since 2007.