Muhammad (M. Tariq) T. Bhatti, M.D.

Departments

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

EnglishUrdu

M. Tariq Bhatti, M.D., is a neuro-ophthalmologist. His clinical focus includes:

  • Providing care for patients with visual disorders related to neurological causes
  • Complex coordination of care and diagnosis with other specialties such as rheumatology, neurosurgery and otolaryngology
  • Identifying challenging eye movement, optic nerve or retinal abnormalities
  • Evaluating and treating double vision
  • Utilizing the most modern and sophisticated testing available
  • Giant cell arteritis
  • Optic neuritis
  • Idiopathic intracranial hypertension
  • Benign essential blepharospasm (BEB) and hemifacial spasm (HFS)

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Bhatti is active in research and education. He has published over 100 peer reviewed articles and authored or co-authored 2 textbooks and over 10 book chapters. He is an active member of the American Board of Ophthalmology serving as an oral examiner and co-chair for the examination development committee. He is also the chair of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Basic and Clinical Science Course (BCSC) section 5 (neuro-ophthalmology) book. He has received multiple clinical, educational and academic awards including best teacher of the year and the AAO secretariat award.

  1. Temporal artery biopsy
  1. 2005
    Fellowship - Orbital and Oculoplastic SurgeryAllegheny General Hospital
  2. 1998
    Fellowship - Neuro-Ophthalmology Emory University School of Medicine
  3. 1997
    Residency - Department of OphthalmologyUniversity of Florida College of Medicine
  4. 1994
    Internship - Department of MedicineYale University School of Medicine
  5. 1993
    MDNew York Medical College
  6. 1989
    BS - BiologyState University of New York at Binghamton

Certifications

  1. 1999
    OphthalmologyAmerican Board of Ophthalmology

Awards and honors

  1. 2020
    Senior Achievement AwardAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology
  2. 2018
    Secretariat AwardAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology
  3. 2017
    Secretariat Award American Academy of Ophthalmology
  4. 2017
    Best Doctors in America
  5. 2015
    Best Doctors in America
  6. 2014
    Leonard Palumbo, Jr. MD Faculty Achievement Award NomineeDuke University Medical Center
  7. 2014
    Best DoctorsBusiness North Carolina Magazine
  8. 2012
    Achievement Award American Academy of Ophthalmology
  9. 2011
    Top DoctorsUS News
  10. 2008
    Awarded the Duke University Eye Center’s Machamer research awardDuke University Eye Center
  11. 2008
    Eye Center Golden Globe Award Duke University Medical Center
  12. 2007
    America’s Top OphthalmologistConsumers Research Council of America
  13. 2004
    Shands Star University of Florida College of Medicine
  14. 2003
    Department of Neurology faculty didactic teaching award University of Florida College of Medicine
  15. 2001
    Foundation AwardAmerican Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation
  16. 2001
    Honored memberStrathmore's Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare
  17. 1993
    Dr. & Mrs. David Harrelson scholarship awardNew York Medical College
  18. 1992
    Junior MemberAlpha Omega Alpha
  19. 1990
    Trustee's Scholarship for Academic Excellence New York Medical College
  20. 1989
    Outstanding academic ranking (class rank #3)New York Medical College

Professional memberships

  1. 2020 - present
    Associate EditorAAO EyeWiki
  2. 2019 - present
    Board MemberMinnesota Academy of Ophthalmology
  3. 2019 - present
    Curriculum CommitteeNorth Ameican Neuro-Ophthlamology Society (NANOS)
  4. 2018
    Associate ExaminerAmerican Board of Ophthalmology
  5. 2018
    Associate ExaminerAmerican Board of Ophthalmology
  6. 2018
    Co-ChairExamination Development Committee, American Board of Ophthalmology
  7. 2018 - 2019
    Vice ChairNeuro-ophthalmology Virtual Educational Library
  8. 2018 - 2019
    Chair, editorial board committeeNeuro-ophthalmology Virtual Educational Library
  9. 2018 - present
    Co-Chair Neuro-ophthalmology Section, American Board of Ophthalmology Examination Development Committee
  10. 2018 - present
    MemberMinnesota Academy of Ophthalmology
  11. 2017
    Associate ExaminerAmerican Board of Ophthalmology
  12. 2016
    Associate ExaminerAmerican Board of Ophthalmology
  13. 2016
    Associate ExaminerAmerican Board of Ophthalmology
  14. 2016 - present
    Chair, Section 5 committeeBasic and Clinical Science Course
  15. 2016 - present
    MemberICO Ophthalmic Educators Group
  16. 2016 - present
    Committee ChairBasic and Clinical Science Course, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  17. 2015
    Associate ExaminerAmerican Board of Ophthalmology
  18. 2014
    Associate ExaminerAmerican Board of Ophthalmology
  19. 2014
    Associate ExaminerAmerican Board of Ophthalmology
  20. 2014 - present
    Committee MemberDuke Eye Center; Department of Ophthalmology; Appointments, Promotion and Tenure (AP&T)
  21. 2014 - present
    ChairGene Therapy of Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy, Data and Safety Monitoring Board, National Institutes of Health
  22. 2013
    ModeratorNorth American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society; Journal Club: lessons learned from recent clinical trials in other subspecialities
  23. 2013 - 2017
    Vice ChairCOMPASS Knowledge Base Panel for Neuro-ophthalmology, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  24. 2013 - present
    MemberExamination Development Committee, American Board of Ophthalmology
  25. 2011 - 2012
    Membermaintenance of certification (MOC) written examination, American Board of Ophthalmology
  26. 2010 - 2012
    MentorDuke Health Careers Exploration Program
  27. 2009
    Associate ExaminerAmerican Board of Ophthalmology
  28. 2008 - 2015
    Committee MemberBasic and Clinical Science Course, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  29. 2008 - 2011
    Committee MemberDuke Eye Center; Site Based Research Executive Board
  30. 2007 - 2018
    MemberNorth Carolina Medical Society
  31. 2007 - 2018
    MemberNorth Carolina Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
  32. 2007 - 2012
    Committee MemberCOMPASS Neuro-Ophthalmology/Orbit practice emphasis area, Compendium of Evidence-Based Eye Care for Neuro-Ophthalmology, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  33. 2007 - 2012
    Committee MemberOnline Education, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  34. 2007 - 2010
    Subcommittee Member4th year medical student curriculum, Duke University School of Medicine
  35. 2007 - present
    MemberDurham County Medical Society
  36. 2006
    Course Co-DirectorPractical Approach to Movement Disorders and Multiple Sclerosis
  37. 2006
    Course DirectorNeuro-Ophthalmology Update
  38. 2006
    Associate ExaminerAmerican Board of Ophthalmology
  39. 2006 - 2008
    Committee MemberCompendium of Evidence-Based Eye Care for Neuro-Ophthalmology, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  40. 2006
    LecturerUniversity of Florida College of Medicine
  41. 2005
    Course DirectorNeuro-Ophthalmology Update
  42. 2005
    Associate ExaminerAmerican Board of Ophthalmology
  43. 2005 - 2006
    DirectorMultiple Sclerosis Quarterly Case Study Forum
  44. 2005
    MemberUniversity of Florida College of Medicine
  45. 2005
    DirectorUniversity of Florida College of Medicine
  46. 2005
    Course DirectorUniversity of Florida College of Medicine
  47. 2004
    Course DirectorNeuro-Ophthalmology Update
  48. 2004
    MentorUniversity of Florida College of Medicine
  49. 2004 - 2008
    Committee MemberNorth American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
  50. 2004
    LecturerUniversity of Florida College of Medicine
  51. 2003
    Course DirectorUniversity of Florida College of Medicine
  52. 2002 - 2003
    DirectorUniversity of Florida College of Medicine
  53. 2001
    MentorUniversity of Florida College of Medicine
  54. 2001 - 2003
    DirectorUniversity of Florida College of Medicine
  55. 2001 - 2003
    InstructorUniversity of Florida College of Medicine
  56. 2001
    Course DirectorUniversity of Florida College of Medicine
  57. 2000 - 2006
    Ophthalmology ConsultantUniversity of Florida Health Science Center News and Communications
  58. 2000 - 2003
    MemberUniversity of Florida College of Medicine
  59. 2000 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Neurology
  60. 1999 - 2004
    MentorUniversity of Florida College of Medicine
  61. 1999 - 2001
    RepresentativeUniversity of Florida College of Medicine
  62. 1999
    Course DirectorUniversity of Florida College of Medicine
  63. 1998 - 2006
    MemberFlorida Medical Association
  64. 1998 - 2006
    MemberAlachua County Medical Society, Florida Medical Association
  65. 1998 - 2000
    MemberFirst Coast Neurological Society
  66. 1998 - 2000
    MemberDuval County Ophthalmology Society
  67. 1998
    MemberUniversity of Florida College of Medicine
  68. 1998 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology
  69. 1998 - present
    MemberNorth American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
  70. 1996 - 2015
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  71. 1995
    InstructorUniversity of Florida College of Medicine
  72. 1995 - present
    MemberAssociation for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  73. 1994 - 1997
    MemberAmerican Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  74. 1992
    FacilitatorNew York Medical College National Board of Medical Examiners
  75. 1992 - present
    Junior MemberAlpha Omega Alpha

Publications

Research activities

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