Shaily Bhatnagar is originally from Richmond, VA. She first lived in North Carolina as an undergraduate at Duke University, where she received a B.A. with a major in public policy and a minor in biology. She then moved to New York City to attend the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. During medical school, she was selected for a Doris Duke Clinical Research fellowship with a focus in melanoma at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. After completing an intern year in Massachusetts, she returned to North Carolina for Dermatology residency at UNC. She served as chief resident during her final year there. Dr. Bhatnagar is a board-certified dermatologist and member of the American Academy of Dermatology. She and her husband Amit love spending time with their son, traveling, and playing tennis.