Dr. Jatinder Bhatia is a professor and chair of neonatology at the Medical College of Georgia. He also is vice chair for clinical research in the department of pediatrics, and a professor in the Medical College of Georgia School of Graduate Studies.
Dr. Bhatia's areas of research interest include neonatal nutrition with a special emphasis on total parenteral nutrition, reaction oxygen species and hepatic dysfunction. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, industry and foundations. He is the author of more than 100 articles, abstracts and book chapters and has made presentations of his work nationally and internationally. He also is an active reviewer for numerous journals and serves on the editorial board of Journal of Perinatology.
Dr. Bhatia also serves as an honorary consultant for Philippine Children's Medical Center in Quezon City. He has received honors for his academic and clinical work throughout his career, including the Distinguished Faculty Award for Institutional Service at the Medical College of Georgia and the Georgia Nutrition Council Award of Excellence.
He completed his pediatric residency, including a year as chief resident, at the Medical College of Georgia, followed by a joint fellowship in neonatology and pediatric nutrition at the University of Iowa.
Dr. Bhatia graduated from the Armed Forces Medical College of the University of Poona, India, in 1975. He then joined the faculty at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, where he ascended to the post of associate professor in the departments of pediatrics and preventive medicine and community health. He also held a joint appointment at the university's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.