Anuj Chawla, MD

Specialties

  • Retina Disease/Surgery

Office Locations

Retina Institute - Bakersfield
9500 Stockdale Highway
Suite 108
Bakersfield, CA 93311
800.898.2020

Retina Institute - Visalia
137 S. Aspen Court
Suite C
Visalia, CA 93291
800.898.2020

Dr. Chawla specializes in the treatment of retinal disease and vitreoretinal surgery. Originally from Rochester, NY, he attended Washington University in St. Louis where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Afterwards, he returned home to attend the University of Rochester where he completed a Masters of Science in Biology. Dr. Chawla went on to medical school at the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA. He stayed in New Orleans for one additional year to complete an internship in Internal Medicine at the Ochsner Health System Hospital before moving to Baltimore, MD to complete an Ophthalmology residency training program at the University of Maryland.

Dr. Chawla went on to pursue advanced Medical Retina fellowship training at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (consistently ranked the#1 eye hospital in the US) under the tutelage of world-renowned ophthalmologists Philip Rosenfeld, William Smiddy, and Jorge Fortun. Interested in extending his training to surgical retinal interventions, Dr. Chawla joined the Retina Institute of California where he completed his Surgical Retina fellowship training. Dr. Chawla‘s research interests focus on medical treatment of macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy as well as the development of novel surgical techniques and instruments for use in vitreoretinal surgery. He has given numerous educational talks and presented his findings at national ophthalmology conferences.

Dr. Chawla looks forward to working to improve the vision of the patients in the communities he serves.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics: Washington University
  • Master of Science, Biology: University of Rochester
  • Doctor of Medicine: Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Internal Medicine Internship: Ochsner Health System Hospital
  • Ophthalmology Residency: University of Maryland
  • Medical Retina Fellowship: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
  • Surgical Retina Fellowship: Retina Institute of California

Professional Affiliations and Awards

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Retinal Specialists

Personal Hobbies

  • Staying up to date with the latest technological gadgets
  • Grilling meats
  • Exploring new restaurants
  • Following his beloved Buffalo Bills

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish