Dr. Chawla received his eye surgery training at the prestigious University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Chawla travels to third world countries where he volunteers his surgical services. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and has been in private practice for over 25 years.

Dr. Chawla has performed over 140,000 ophthalmic surgical procedures including cataract, glaucoma, eyelid, corneal transplant, laser vision correction and diabetic laser eye surgery. In a full one and a half page cover story, The Columbus Dispatch named Dr. Chawla the "Eye Surgeon for Eye Doctors" He dedicates a portion of his time teaching other eye care professionals the latest surgical and eye care techniques, along with providing continuing educational seminars for colleagues.

Dr. Chawla enjoys travel and athletics and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.