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Neel G. Bhalala, MD

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Medical University Sofia Faculty of Medicine
Sofia, Bulgaria

Dr. Bhalala was born and raised in Lake Forest, Illinois, a town in the northern suburbs of Chicago. He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for one year, then transferred to a 6-year undergraduate/medical school program in Sofia, Bulgaria. While there, he backpacked throughout most of Eastern and Western Europe, embracing the opportunity to learn the history and experience the varied cultures of the European nations.

After completing his medical training in January 2013 (and prior to beginning residency) Neel worked in a variety of primary care settings, including his father's private practice in the Chicago suburbs. Upon completion of residency, he plans to return to the family business and practice full-spectrum family medicine alongside his father.

On his days off, Dr. Bhalala loves traveling, cooking, tinkering with cars, and spending quality time with his 2 Italian mastiffs, Brutus and Stella. He also enjoys staying physically active by way of mountain biking, weight lifting and snowboarding.


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