Faculty Profile

Amina Bhatia, MD

Amina M. Bhatia, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Telephone: 404.785.8787 (appointments), 404.785.0781 (administrative)

Email: amina.bhatia@choa.org

Certification: American Board of Surgery


Dr. Bhatia completed her general surgery training at the University of New Mexico and her research fellowship at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. She initiated her pediatric surgery fellowship in Australia and completed it at Emory. She recently received her MS in clinical outcomes research from Emory's Rollins School of Public Health. She is the institutional representative for the multicenter NEST trial and is conducting translational research on cytokine levels in neonatal illness.


  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston

  • Emory University Hospital Midtown

  • Grady Memorial Hospital

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite


  • MD, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, Class of 1992

  • General Surgery Residency, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, 1992-1998

  • Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, The Royal Alexandria Hospital for Children, Sydney, Australia, 1998-2000

  • Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, Emory, 2002-2004

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons

  • American College of Surgeons, Georgia Chapter

  • American Academy of Pediatrics

Special Interests

  • Neonatal surgery

  • Prenatal consultations

  • Minimally invasive surgery

  • Thoracic surgery

  • Hirschsprung's disease

  • Patent ductus ligation

  • Pectus repair

  • Trauma surgery

  • Trauma prevention