Oscar R. Batlle, M.D. (pronounced BI-yay) was born and raised in the Dominican Republic, a third-generation Ophthalmologist. He attended Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he completed his pre-medicine and Bachelor of Science degrees in Psychology and Economics. He was admitted early into Tulane University School of Medicine, where he was later inducted into the order of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), the highest medical honors society. While at Tulane, Dr. Batlle founded and became the first president of the local chapter of Unite for Sight, a national Not-for-Profit Organization that performs free vision screenings and provides free glasses to low-income individuals. Dr. Batlle earned his medical degree in 2007.
After completing his Internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, he returned to Tulane University, where he successfully completed his Ophthalmology Residency in 2012. He was awarded the 2012 C.S. O’Brien award for the best basic science research project by a resident. After finishing his residency training he completed a Vitreoretinal Fellowship at Tulane University under the direction of the prestigious and world-renowned Vitreoretinal surgeon, Dr. James Diamond.
Dr. Batlle is delighted to serve as one of the few Vitreoretinal specialists in the Northern Maine area. He is excited to enjoy the wonderful range of outdoor activities that Maine has to offer, especially fishing during the summer and skiing during the winter. His wife, Brie, is completing her training in Anesthesiology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and then is eager to join him in Bangor, Maine.