Dr. Dhaliwal earned her medical degree from Northwestern University in the Honors Program in Medical Education where she was selected as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, and completed her residency in ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. After completing a fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery at the University of Utah, she was then invited to join the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, and is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. In 2006, Dr. Dhalilwal became a licensed acupuncturist and is systematically researching alternative treatments for eye disease. She is a recognized expert in her field and teaches corneal and refractive surgical techniques to other ophthalmologists globally. In addition to teaching and research activities, she has authored several book chapters, numerous journal articles, and serves on the editorial board of several ophthalmology journals. In recognition of her clinical and surgical skills, she has been selected as a “Top Doctor” by her peers every year since 2006.