Bhairavi Kharod Dholakia, MD

Bhairavi Kharod Dholakia, MD

Bhairavi Kharod Dholakia, MD, is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology within Emory University School of Medicine. She joined the section of Cornea, External Diseases and Refractive Surgery of the Emory Eye Center and the Department of Ophthalmology on August 1, 2011. Her clinical interests include ocular surface and infectious diseases of the cornea, corneal transplant, cataract surgery, and refractive surgery.

Dr. Dholakia received her bachelor's degree in biology at Emory University. She attended medical school at the Medical College of Georgia and completed a residency in ophthalmology at Wills Eye Institute, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She then completed a cornea fellowship at Duke Eye Center. Prior to her arrival at Emory, Dr. Dholakia served as director of Cornea and Refractive Services at the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). While there, she was awarded the Dean's Outstanding Faculty Award, among other honors.

Within the Cornea section, Dr. Dholakia directs the ocular surface and pediatric keratoplasty services.

National Recognition

Dr. Dholakia is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of both the Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha honor societies. She holds memberships in the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. In addition, Dr. Dholakia has written several book chapters, presented posters at national meetings, and published articles in peer-reviewed publications. She has given lectures at both regional and national ophthalmology meetings.

Areas of Clinical Interest

  • Complex ocular surface disease
  • Corneal transplantation
  • Pediatric keratoplasty
  • Refractive surgery
  • Cataract surgery


  • Fellowship: Cornea, Department of Ophthalmology, Duke University, Durham, NC, 2006-2007
  • Residency: Wills Eye Institute, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, 2003-2006
  • Medical School: Medical College of Georgia, Alpha Omega Alpha (medical honor society, 2001), Augusta,GA, 1998-2002
  • Undergraduate: Emory University (biology), Atlanta, GA, 1995-1998

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