Dr. S. Bharti is founder and managing director of Bharti Eye Foundation, New Delhi and Bharti Eye Hospital, New Delhi. He passed his M.B.B.S. with honours from S. N. Medical College, Agra and did his postgraduate degree from the same institution in 1981. He was awarded the best house officer award during residency. He worked as clinical assistant with Dr. J. J. Kanski and then with Dr. R. Hitchings in the UK and started private practice in 1984.
He is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and now primarily an anterior segment surgeon and specializes in Cataract, Corneal Diseases and Refractive Surgery and has certified LASIK training center having trained surgeons from Asia-Pacific.
He is a pioneer in the field of refractive surgery and phacoemulsification. He started refractive surgery in 1987 with Radial Keratotomy and started Automated Keratomileusis in 1994. He was one of the first to start LASIK in the country in 1995. He also participated in a multicenter study on Lasik by Loma-Linda University, California, USA.
He has trained many ophthalmologists in phacoemulsification and Lasik surgery. He has presented over 50 original papers in various national and international conferences including American Academy of Ophthalmology, ASCRS, ESCRS, Korean SCRS and APAO. He has been a faculty in instruction courses at national and international meetings and on the evaluation panel for Excimer Laser, Phaco accessories, Accomodative Intra-ocular lenses, Lasik instruments and blades etc.
He has been part of many instruction courses and live surgery sessions on Lasik and phaco-emulsification throughout the country. A philanthropist by nature he runs a charitable institution "Keshav Sagar Eye Research Foundation" for the underprivileged providing free eye care services. He is associated with Rotary for their free cataract surgery "Gift of Sight" campaign and was awarded the Rotary outstanding services award in the centennial year.