Debraj Shome, MD, DO, DNB, FRCS (Glasgow), FICO (USA), MNAMS, MBA (Healthcare Management, Vanderbilt University, USA), is Consultant Facial Plastic Surgeon, Oculoplastic Surgeon & Cosmetic Surgeon at Apollo Specialty Surgery, Mumbai, India.
Dr. Debraj Shome was the ex-consultant Facial Plastic, Cosmetic & Aesthetic Surgeon at The Esthetic Clinic at the Apollo Hospitals, Apollo Health City, Hyderabad, India and Ex-Consultant at the Institute of Aesthetic Surgery at Fortis Hospital, Mumbai, India which is a JCI accredited top-line multi-specialty Indian corporate hospital.
An internationally renowned and noted Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Debraj Shome, specializes in Plastic surgery, cosmetic & reconstructive surgery, aesthetic and cosmetic surgery, facial plastic & reconstructive surgery. Dr. Debraj Shome is said to be amongst the top / best facial plastic surgeons in India & the world and is one of very few Indian surgeons listed by Wikipedia, the world’s largest online encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debraj_Shome). Facial Plastic Surgery is a super-specialty that is shooting up in India presently while in USA, it is in vogue currently and most facial surgeries in US currently are performed by this particular genre of plastic surgeons, who are super-specialized in surgeries of the facial tissues.
Latest Surgical Career Highlights
In 2020, Dr Debraj Shome became American Board certified in Facial Cosmetic Surgery (Diplomate of the American Boad of Facial Cosmetic Surgery). Dr. Shome became the First and the Only Surgeon from ASIA to become American Board certified in Facial Cosmetic Surgery (https://www.ambrdfcs.org/).
Board Certification in Facial Cosmetic Surgery comes through to signify exceptional skill, hard work & dedication to the fields of Facial Plastic Surgery & Facial Cosmetic Surgery. An American Board certification is taken as the holy grail of accreditation in many countries of the world & only the best plastic surgeons in India, the best cosmetic surgeons in India, the best plastic & cosmetic surgeons in Asia & the best plastic surgeons in the world & the best cosmetic surgeons in the world qualify to become American Board certified.
This unique accreditation has taken a decade plus of hard work. And, it opens up multiple avenues. It would now be possible to start The Esthetic Clinics in the Middle East & other parts of Asia & Europe, without any requirement of any certification exams in those Nations. And above all, the privilege of Dr. Debraj Shome belonging to a select group of the best surgeons globally (only 178 Diplomates Globally), who have special surgical privileges in Facial Cosmetic Surgery.
In 2020, Dr. Debraj Shome also became one of the first surgeons from Asia become a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (FAACS).
The AACS is the top most organization devoted to excellence in Cosmetic Surgery in the USA & only the best cosmetic surgeons are ratified to be a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Becoming a Fellow of the AACS is a rigorous process. It has taken Dr. Debarj Shome 3 years to get this accomplished, as an accreditation. This will now allow FAACS to be added to the list of degrees in front of Dr. Shome name.
The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (http://www.cosmeticsurgery.org) is the home for physicians from all specialties looking to advance their skills in cosmetic surgery. AACS is comprised of over 1,600 members who pursue educational and training opportunities in cosmetic surgery to ensure consistently high quality patient care in plastic surgery & in cosmetic surgery. From live surgery workshops to the Annual Scientific Meeting, the AACS is the most trusted resource for patient safety through cosmetic surgery education. That is why only the best cosmetic surgeons in the world are allowed to become Fellows.
Since its inception in 1985, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery has become the leading educational provider for cosmetic surgery practitioners from a diverse array of medical specialties, including dermatology, oral & maxillofacial surgery, otolaryngology, general surgery, ophthalmology, and plastic/reconstructive surgery.
Becoming a Fellow of the AACS further embellishes Dr. Debraj Shome’s reputation as one of the best plastic & cosmetic surgeons in Mumbai, India, Asia and the world.
In 2019, Dr. Shome became an international member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). There are only 6 of the top most Indian surgeons who have become qualified to be inducted as a member of the ASOPRS. As the ASOPRS website (www.asoprs.org) says, ASOPRS ratified surgeons are exceptional surgeons super specialised in Oculo-Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery and no surgeon knows the Face & The Eyes better than ASOPRS surgeons.
Dr. Debraj Shome thus becomes one of a select band of extremely qualified surgeons, who have the reputation of being amongst the best facial plastic & cosmetic surgeons in India and the world.
Dr. Debraj Shome deals with Cosmetic Facial Plastic Surgery, Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery post face fractures and cancers, Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation, Rhinoplasty (Nose Job / Nose Surgery), Face lifts, Mid-Face lifts, Mini Facelift, Rhytidectomy (wrinkle removal), Auricular (ear) repositioning (Otoplasty), Hair transplants and hair restoration surgery, Eyelash enhancement, Neck Lifts, Blepharoplasty (eyelid lift / cosmetic eyelid surgery), Lip Augmentation and shaping, Jaw contouring, Facial Fracture repairs, Aesthetic Surgeries for Facial Cancers, Facial Implants (for changing the shape of the face), Facial Myectomies for intractable Blepharospasm & Hemifacial Spasm, Facial Flaps & Grafts for face cancers, etc.
Dr. Debraj Shome completed his undergraduate medical education from Grant Medical College and Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals, Mumbai; one of the India’s oldest medical schools. He went on to specialize in ophthalmology and completed his residency from Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai. He obtained the degrees of F.R.C.S. (Fellow of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow) in 2003 and also his Diplomate of National Board (D.N.B) in 2004. Dr. Shome then specialized in Ophthalmic Plastic surgery and Orbital surgery in a rigorous fellowship from L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India. Dr. Shome subsequently completed an esteemed clinical Fellowship in Cosmetic Facial Plastic surgery from one of the world’s top centers at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA. He also completed another clinical Fellowship in Head & Neck Surgery from the Department of Head & Neck Surgery at the M D Anderson Cancer Center in 2007. This fellowship specialized in multi-disciplinary approaches to Head & Neck Oncology. This makes Dr. Debraj truly unique as he has been trained separately and exclusively at top centers in both reconstructive surgeries as well as cosmetic surgeries of the face. He added another feature to his cap by completing the Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management in November 2008, from one of the world’s top business schools. This unique combination of top-class clinical and health practice skill sets makes it possible for Dr. Debraj to lead and develop teams to make the best possible centres, both as an administrator, a surgeon and a man manager. Dr. Debraj Shome founded The Esthetic Clinic.
Dr. Debraj Shome is also a visiting faculty to the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at the M D Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston, TX, www.mdanderson.org since June 2007. He previously conceptualized, developed and was the Head of Department of Facial Plastic Surgery at Aditya Jyot Hospital Pvt, LTD, Mumbai, India and at the Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai (India’s top cancer therapy centre). These centers were extremely successful. In addition to his clinical acumen, Dr. Shome has a research background with interests in basic science as well as clinical plastic surgery & ophthalmology and has published more than 40 international scientific peer-reviewed papers and presented papers at various scientific forums. The complete list of Dr. Debraj’s research efforts is available on http://www.pubmed.org
Dr. Debraj Shome is specialized in Facial Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Aesthetic Surgery, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Shome has also acquired fellowship training in Maxillofacial Surgery & Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Debraj Shome is a FACS (Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons) certified Plastic Surgeon. Dr. Debraj is one of the very few surgeons who are FACS certified.
Dr. Debraj Shome has won numerous accolades and honors in his career till date, the latest are listed on Dr. Debraj’s awards page. He has more than 40 research articles published in top-line peer reviewed international journals, chapters in international books and numerous presentations in ophthalmology conferences, head & neck conferences, ENT conferences, Facial Plastic Surgery Conferences and Cosmetology conferences world over; thus, Dr. Shome is an innovator who not only practices the best in medicine but also conducts research which alter practice patterns and make up the ‘medicine of tomorrow’. Also, currently is faculty at two of the world’s top rhinoplasty and facial plastic surgery cadaveric dissection courses, held at Vinnea, Austria and San Francisco in USA. The rhinoplasty course has been running successfully for 47 years in a row and Dr, Debraj is honored to be given a chance to be a faculty on this course.
Dr. Shome is currently faculty at two of the world’s top rhinoplasty and facial plastic surgery cadaveric dissection courses, held at Vienna, Austria and San Francisco in the USA. The rhinoplasty course has been running successfully for 47 years in a row and Dr. Shome is honored to be given a chance to be a faculty on this course. Dr. Shome was the winner of the prestigious Quiz Contest at the annual meeting of the All India Ophthalmological Society conference in 2006. For this honor, he was felicitated by The President of India, His Excellency, The Honorable Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.
Dr. Debraj Shome awarded as ‘Times Power Men’
In a high powered event, Dr. Debraj Shome was awarded as ‘Times Power Men’ by the Times of India Group, in August 2019, for his exemplary and life changing work in the field of Facial Plastic Surgery & Facial Cosmetic Surgery, at a Facial Plastic Surgeon &a Facial Cosmetic Surgeon. The event also saw the likes of other personalities like actor Ayushmann Khurrana, singer Shankar Mahadevan and choreographers Geeta Kapoor and Remo D’Souza being felicitated for their noteworthy contributions to their respective fields. The awards were given away by such eminent dignitaries as fashion designer Shaina NC as well as actors Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Neha Dhupia, Dalip Tahil and Nadira Babbar.
Dr. Debraj Shome “Indian of The Year”, 2017
Dr. Debraj Shome, Top Facial Plastic Surgeon, India, was awarded as the ‘Indian of the Year’ at the iconic 8th Annual India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards 2017, by the Network 7 Media group ( www.network7mediagroup.net ) and Chairman Mr. Satya Brahma. This award was bestowed on Dr. Debraj Shome at the ILC Power Brands Awards, held on 4th August 2017, at Hotel Sahara Star in Mumbai, India. This award was presented to Dr. Shome by Mr. Raj Purohit, Cabinet Rank Minister, Government of Maharashtra, India.
Dr. Shome has also won the extremely prestigious Colonel Rangachari award & the Hanumantha Reddy award at the annual meeting of the All India Ophthalmological Society Conference in 2010, for his revolutionary paper and invention of a nano-molecule of carboplatin (a cancer drug), which promises to change the way eye, facial & neural cancers are treated. Dr. Debraj Shome is also the part of the inventor group of the revolutionary QR 678 hair growth molecule.
Dr. Shome has been awarded session best prizes at the National Annual Scientific Conferences in 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010. Dr. Shome has been awarded for numerous Best Researchers Award grants by various organizations affiliated to the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) as well as private organizations such as the Sir Ratan Tata Trust. Dr. Shome was awarded the first ever Bharat Biotech – LVPEI Travel Grant Award in 2005 for his research efforts. Dr. Shome was also the recipient of an extremely prestigious Travelling Grant Fellowship Award from the Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow for his work in Oncology research in 2005. He has been selected as a reviewer (to review other peer surgeons’ research submissions) “Dermatologic Surgery” – The Primary Cosmetic Journal of the world and “Head and Neck Surgery” and “Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery” – The topmost journals in Facial Plastic Surgery in the world.
Dr. Debraj Shome was awarded the extremely prestigious Davies Foundation Grant Award by the Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow, United Kingdom in 2010. This Grant Award was awarded to only two outstanding physicians from over the globe who have performed sterling work in cancer research and therapy, have contributed to life-saving research and have changed the entire paradigm of cancer therapy in the world. This Grant Award established through the Williams and Elizabeth Davies Charitable Foundation Awards an extremely prestigious Grant Award to support a range of activities geared towards improving the management in cancer.
Dr. Debraj Shome has been featured as an ‘Achiever’, by Express Health Care, a leading weekly healthcare publication by the Indian Express Group, as early as 2007. Dr. Shome is featured regularly in The Times of India, Hindustan Times, DNA – Daily News and Analysis and many other leading English and regional language daily newspapers in India. He has had numerous articles published on his work in the press. Dr. Shome tweets, blogs regularly and writes informative articles for the lay person in magazine columns on a regular basis.
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