The Georgia Center for Facial Plastic Surgery
613 Ponder Place Drive
Evans, GA 30809
Phone: (706) 210-2625
Fax: (706) 210-9882
Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Dr. Nick Bhatt grew up in the western part of New York in Buffalo. As a young student, he had a great appreciation for the art of the written language which led him to study Literature and English at Union College in Schenectady. He graduated at the top of of his class, Magna Cum Laude, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree. Additionally, he received the Reuben Sorkin Award for his outstanding service to the community and for his top academic standing. He was inducted into the oldest and most prestigious academic honor society, Phi Beta Kappa. While Dr. Bhatt had a love for the Arts and Literature, he also had an interest in the life and biological sciences. This led him to medical school at the State University of New York, Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (University at Buffalo), where he received his Medical Doctorate.
Upon graduating from medical school, Dr. Bhatt was selected from a nationwide pool of some of the brightest new physicians to complete an extremely competitive 5-year residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA, where he trained under Dr. Achih H. Chen. During that time, Dr. Chen was the Director of Facial Plastic Surgery. During his residency, Dr. Bhatt was awarded the Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Training Examination Award (an examination administered nationally), an award given to the resident physician with the highest inservice examination score. Following residency, he completed further specialized training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine through fellowship training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Bhatt then completed further subspecialty training through a second fellowship in microvascular surgery (reconstructive surgery involving reconstructing complex areas such as a jaw bone or breast using tissue requiring the microscopic re-connecting blood vessels and nerves) at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, a University of Maryland-affiliated Center.
Prior to joining Dr. Chen at the Georgia Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Bhatt was located
at the University of North Carolina Medical Center as the Chief of Microvascular Surgery in the
Division of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery where he performed some of the most complex
reconstructions possible including reconstructing jawbones and lower faces that have been
ravaged by cancer or trauma with the lower leg bone, muscles and skin or reconstructing the
eye socket and mid-face with the shoulder blade and surrounding tissues using the
microscopic technique of reconnecting arteries, veins and nerves. In addition, he was entrust
with training some of the brightest young surgeons of the next generation in these and many
other techniques. He has authored numerous original research articles published in peerreviewed medical journals and has been a frequent invited speaker to present his research at
national meetings across the country. He is passionate about cosmetically pleasing and
functional reconstructive surgery and natural and refreshed appearing aesthetic surgery
The combination of Dr. Bhatt’s interest in the arts and the very complex nature of his
reconstructive plastic surgery skills distinguish the cosmetic procedures he performs.
University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
- Medical Doctorate
- Bachelor of Arts in English, Magna Cum Laude
Mercy Medical Center/University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
- Fellow, Microvascular Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Montefiore Medical Center of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY
- Resident, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, Augusta, GA
- Resident, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
- American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Diplomate (Board Certified)
- American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Diplomate (Board Certified)
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- University Health Care System (Piedmont), University Hospital, Augusta, GA: Courtesy
Awards and Honors
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Active Member
- University of North Carolina Medical Center Plastic Surgery Faculty Teaching Award (teaching Resident Physicians)
- University of North Carolina Medical Center Plastic Surgery Faculty Teaching Award (teaching Medical Students)
- Reuben Sorkin Award for outstanding community service and academic achievement
Select Publications and Presentations
- “Reconstruction of Maxillectomy Defects with Hybrid Autologous and Synthetic Modalities.” Presented at the Masters of Surgery at the Montefiore Medical Center (New York, NY) on December 2, 2014.
- “Medical Tourism and Plastic Surgery.” Presented at the Montefiore Division of Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds (New York, NY) on November 17, 2014.
- “A comparison in tensile strength between barbed suture and conventional monofilament suture for SMAS imbrication during rhytidectomy.” Presented at the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Annual Meeting(Boston, MA) in September 2011.
- Bhatt N, Perakis H, Champagne JC, Diamond J, Chen A. “Midface Rejuvenation Using implants.” Poster presentation at American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in San Francisco,CA. (Sept 9, 2011)
- Champagne J, Bhatt N, Chen A. “Dimpleplasty: A Series of Twenty-Four Consecutive Procedures.” Poster presentation at American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Annual Meeting in San Francisco,CA. (Sept 9, 2011)
- “Low Hyoid and Obtuse Cervicomental Angle: Addressing the Difficult Neck During Rhytidectomy with Hyoid Release.” Presented at the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Annual Meeting (Boston, MA) in September 2010.