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Poonam Bhatia, MBBS, MD

Dr. Poonam Bhatia is a pediatric neurologist and a movement disorder specialist at Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children Hospital. She is the medical director of the Institute’s Tic and Tourette Program which was recently named a Tourette Association of America Center of Excellence.

Dr. Bhatia completed her medical school (Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi), pediatric residency and chief residency in Delhi, India. She has also completed another pediatric residency at Maimonides Medical Center, New York. After briefly working as a general pediatrician at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, she obtained 3 years of pediatric neurology training at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

She also worked as a pediatric neurologist at Akron Children’s Hospital for nearly 6 years before joining Phoenix Children’s in 2019.

Dr. Bhatia plays an active role in resident education and training programs. She also participates in clinical research.

Outside of work, she enjoys biking, hiking, cooking, meditation and spending time with her family.