Dr. Shehzad Batliwala
Dr. Shehzad Batliwala, known to his patients as “Dr. Shehz”, is a board-certified ophthalmologist whose unique blend of innovation, resilience, and meticulous foresight translates into unparalleled, individualized care for each patient.
Meet Dr. Batliwala
Dr. Shehzad Batliwala is a board-certified ophthalmologist and anterior segment surgeon who transcends traditional roles to embody visionary innovation and unwavering commitment to patient care. From his early days of high school when he founded SmartPhone ER—a retail franchise offering quick, expert phone repairs—to summiting Mount Kilimanjaro, Dr. Batliwala’s journey is a testament to his resilience, adaptability, and strategic thinking. These core principles translate seamlessly into his medical practice. As the first DO accepted to the prestigious Dean McGee Eye Institute residency program, he continually seeks mastery in complex eye surgeries under the mentorship of ophthalmology icon, Dr. Steven Vold. Dr. Batliwala’s surgical expertise includes advanced bladeless corneal refractive techniques like LASIK, PRK, and SMILE. Beyond medicine, he has ventured into space medicine research with NASA and holds an Executive Master’s degree focusing on the business of space exploration. His Visionary Doc platform encapsulates his multidimensional ethos, advocating that anything is possible with meticulous preparation and a passionate spirit.
Awards and Honors
Best Original Research Award, Millennial Eye Live Meeting
Sparks Osteopathic Foundation Scholarship
Lubbock Osteopathic Fund Scholarship Award
Second Place at NASA Space Apps Challenge 2016
First Place Award for Best Original Research, Texas Osteopathic Medical Association
Sigma Sigma Phi Academic Scholar Award
McGraw-Hill Education Lange Award
Dean’s List UNTHSC Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Dean and President’s List, University of Texas at Tyler