Originally from Brookfield, Wisconsin, Dr. Bhatia graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he spent a summer studying Human Rights at the London School of Economics. After college, he attended medical school at Northwestern University where his growing interest in orthopaedic surgery led him to pursue a one year Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Research Externship.
Dr. Bhatia completed his residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois where he participated in sports team coverage for several local college and professional teams including DePaul Men's and Women's soccer, Chicago Force Women's Football, and Chicago Steel Men's Hockey. As a resident, he published several studies on glenoid bone loss, ACL reconstruction and bone-tendon healing. His research has received awards at the national level and has been presented internationally. As a Chief Resident, Dr. Bhatia was nominated Co-Editor of the "Grand Rounds: What's Your Diagnosis" monthly column in Orthopaedics Today. He is currently a scientific reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Bhatia enjoys downhill skiing, mountain biking, photography and traveling. He will be moving to Vail with his wife Avanti, a Speech-Language Pathologist who will be working with the Listen Foundation and Eagle County Schools.