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Anuj Chawla, MD


  • Retina Disease/Surgery

Office Locations

Acuity Eye Group - Bakersfield
9500 Stockdale Highway
Suite 108
Bakersfield, CA 93311

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.


  • 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