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Dr. Debraj Shome

Facial Plastic Surgeon, Oculoplastic Surgeon & Cosmetic Surgeon

Dr. Debraj Shome- Facial Plastic Surgeon in Mumbai, IndiaMD, DO, DNB, FRCS (Glasgow), FICO (USA), FACS, MNAMS, MBA (Healthcare Management, Vanderbilt University, USA), FACS, is one of the top / best Facial Plastic Surgeon, Oculoplastic (Ophthalmic Plastic) Surgeon & Cosmetic Surgeon in the world, based in Mumbai, India currently.

Dr. Debraj Shome is the Co-Founder and currently heads the Institute of Aesthetic Surgery at The Esthetic Clinics. Dr. Shome is presently attached to some of the best multi-specialty hospitals in Mumbai, including Breach Candy Hospital (Breach Candy, Mumbai, India), Saifee Hospital (Girgaon, Mumbai, India), Nova Specialty Hospital (Chembur, Mumbai, India) and Holy Family Hospital (Bandra, Mumbai, India). He is the head of the Facial Plastic Surgery department at Nova Specialty Hospital, Chembur, Mumbai. This is one of the topmost centers catering to ultra-superspecialty surgery in India. He was the co-founder of the Esthetic Clinic at Apollo Health City, Hyderabad, India and had been the Head of the Department of Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery there from 2009-2011.

Dr. Shome is a world renowned plastic surgeon and considered one of the top 10 plastic surgeons super-specialized in Facial Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Oculoplastic Surgery & Eyelid Surgery. Dr. Debraj Shome specializes in facial cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery, aesthetic surgery, Oculoplastic surgery, ocular & facial cancers, orbital, lacrimal & socket surgery and is one of a handful Indian surgeons listed by Wikipedia, the world’s largest online encyclopedia ( Dr. Debraj Shome has won many citations and honors such as “Best Plastic Surgeon Mumbai”, “Top 10 Cosmetic Surgeon India”, “Best Oculoplastic Surgeon India”, “Marquis Who’s Who”, “Celebrity Plastic Surgeon in World”, “Marquis Who’s Who Asia Pacific” etc.

Facial Plastic Surgery is a nascent super-specialty in India, but is quite in demand in the USA currently. Currently majority of the facial surgeries in the US are performed by this particular group of plastic surgeons, who are super-specialized in surgeries of the lacrimal, orbital, facial & peri-ocular tissues. Since these surgeons train specifically in plastic surgery of the face tissues & practice exclusively in the face, outcomes in all facial surgeries tend to be better than general plastic surgeons who operate all over the body.

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Dr. Debraj Shome’s special interests include Oculoplastic Surgery, Cosmetic Facial Plastic Surgery, Face Lifts, Mid-Face lifts, Mini Face Lifts, Thread Lifts, Non-surgical Facial Rejuvenation using Botulinum toxin injections (Botox treatment) & dermal fillers like Restylane & Juvederm to remove facial wrinkles & lines, Facial Reconstructive Surgery post Facial fractures & cancers, Rhinoplasty (Nose job), Septoplasty, Septo-Rhinoplasty, Auricular (ear) Repositioning (Otoplasty), Rhytidectomy (wrinkle removal), Blepharoplasty (eyelid lifts), Eyelash enhancement, Hair Transplants and Hair Restoration Surgery, Facial & Orbital Fracture Repairs, Jaw Contouring, Neck Lifts, Platysmaplasty, Reconstructive Surgery for Facial & Eyelid Cancers, Lip Augmentation & enhancement, Facial implants (Chin implant & Cheek implants) for re-shaping the face or changing the facial contour in order to look more young and beautiful, Facial Flaps & Grafts for Facial Cancers, Botox Injections & Orbicularis Oculi Myectomy for intractable Hemifacial spasm & Blepharospasm, Eyelid Surgery viz. Ectropion, Entropion, Ptosis surgery, Ocular Anterior Segment Trauma and Reconstruction (surgery post injury to the eye), False eye (Artificial Prosthetic Eye) fitting & Socket Surgery (Evisceration, Exenteration, Enucleation with Ball Implant Fitting), Orbital Tumor Surgery & Orbitotomy (Medial, Lateral, Anterior & Complex) for removing tumors behind the eye & treating proptosis, Orbital Decompression Surgery for thyroid eye disease & bulging eyes, Lacrimal Surgery for watering of eyes & tear duct blockage surgery (Dacrocystorhinostomy, Endoscopic Lacrimal Surgery, Dacrocystectomy, CDCR, Nasal Intubation, Probing & Syringing), Ocular Oncology (eye cancer therapy like treatment for malignant melanoma, retinoblastoma, skin cancers, orbital lymphoma, basal cell carcinoma, etc.), Skin Cancer Removal Surgery like Mohs Surgery (For Basal Cell Carcinoma, Sebaceous Gland Cancer, Squamous Cell Cancer, Moles, Melanoma), Dimple Creation, Cosmetic Lasers for Skin Rejuvenation, Hair Growth, Weight Loss & Body Contouring, Liposuction & Lipolysis.

Since June 2007, Dr. Shome has been a Visiting Faculty to the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at the M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, Earlier, he was also associated with Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai, India (One of India’s top eye hospitals) and set up the Facial Plastic Surgery Department at the Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India. He was responsible in conceptualizing, developing the Department of Oculoplastic Surgery (Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery) & Facial Plastic Surgery and headed the Department there. These centers had been extremely successful. Besides his clinical insight, Dr. Debraj 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. You can view the entire list of Dr. Shome’s research work at

Dr. Debraj Shome acquired his undergraduate medical degree from Grant Medical College and Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals, Mumbai; one of India’s oldest medical schools. Thereafter, he went ahead 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 studied intensively and acquired specialization in Orbital surgery, Ocular Oncology & Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery in a rigorous fellowship from L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India, 2005 – This Fellowship is considered one of the most respected & renowned in the whole of Asia-Pacific. 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. Following that, Dr. Shome 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, equipped Dr. Debraj Shome to specialize in multi-disciplinary approaches to Head & Neck Oncology. This makes Dr. Shome truly distinctive as he has been trained independently and exclusively at the best / top centers in oculoplastic surgery (eye surgery), plastic reconstructive & cosmetic surgery of the face & peri-ocular area & oculoplastic surgery. Probably, Dr. Debraj Shome is the only Plastic surgeon in the world to have undergone fellowships in oculoplastic surgery, facial plastic surgery, head & neck surgery and maxillo-facial surgery. This is what accounts for Dr. Shome’s expertise in all areas and surgeries of the face.

Dr. Shome added another chef d’oeuvre by completing the MBA (Masters of Business Administration) in Healthcare Management in November 2008, from one of the world’s top business schools. This extra-ordinary merger of top-class health and clinical practice skill sets enables Dr. Shome to develop and lead teams to make the best possible centers, as a man manager, an administrator and a surgeon. Dr. Debraj Shome is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), a feat achieved by less than 10 plastic surgeons in India.

Dr. Debraj Shome founded The Esthetic Clinic at Apollo Hospitals Hyderabad in 2009. The Esthetic Clinics are now a chain of centers, now situated at many of the most reputed hospitals in Mumbai, India. Dr. Debraj Shome has won numerous awards and honors in his career till date, the latest are listed on Dr. Debraj Shome’s awards page. He has penned down more than 40 research papers and has published those in top-line peer reviewed international journals, chapters in international books and has given numerous presentations in ophthalmology conferences, head & neck conferences, ENT conferences, Oculoplasty meetings, Plastic Surgery symposiums, Reconstructive Surgery meets, Facial Plastic Surgery Conferences and Cosmetology conferences all over the world; thus, Dr. Shome is a trailblazer who not only practices the best in medicine but also conducts research that modify practice patterns and make up the ‘medicine of tomorrow’. Dr. Shome is currently a faculty member at two of the world’s top facial plastic surgery and rhinoplasty cadaveric dissection courses, held at Vienna, Austria and San Francisco in the USA. The rhinoplasty course has been running triumphantly for 47 years in a row and Dr. Shome is revered to be an esteemed faculty at this course. Dr. Shome was the victor of the eminent Quiz Contest at the annual meeting of the All India Ophthalmological Society conference in 2006. For this approbation, he was felicitated by The President of India, His Excellency, The Honorable Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.

Dr. Debraj Shome being awarded by His Excellency, The President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, 2007.

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 ( ) 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. Debraj Shome 'Indian of The Year', 2017

Dr. Shome has also won the extremely acclaimed Colonel Rangachari award & the Hanumantha Reddy award at the annual meeting of the All India Ophthalmological Society Conference in 2010, for his far-reaching invention and paper on a nano-molecule of carboplatin (a cancer drug), that vows to alter the way facial, neural & eye cancers are treated. Dr. Debraj Shome is also one of the creators of the revolutionary QR 678 hair growth molecule, the same is pending a global patent.

Dr. Debraj Shome Being awarded the Colonel Rangachari Award:

Dr. Debraj Shome winning Colonel Rangachari award for Best Research Paper, India, 2010-11

Dr. Debraj Shome was honored with the extremely eminent Davies Foundation Grant Award by the Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow, United Kingdom in 2010. This Grant Award is bestowed on to only two outstanding physicians (best / leading doctors) from all over the world who have performed splendid work in cancer research and therapy, played a part in conducting life-saving research and have changed the entire pattern of cancer therapy in the world. This Grant Award established through the William and Elizabeth Davies Charitable Foundation awards an extremely prestigious Grant Award to assist a range of activities equipped for improving the management of cancer.

Dr. Debraj Shome has been honored with session best prizes at the national annual scientific conferences in 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010. Dr. Shome has been awarded a number of Best Researcher award grants by various organizations affiliated to the Government of India, including the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), the Department of Science & Technology (DST), the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) as well as private organizations such as the Sir Ratan Tata Trust. Dr. Shome was honored with the first ever Bharat Biotech – LVPEI Travel Grant award in 2005 for his research work . Dr. Debraj Shome was also the beneficiary of an extremely eminent Travelling Grant Fellowship Award from the Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow for his work in Oncology research in 2005. He has been chosen as a reviewer (to review other peer surgeon’s research submissions) for the ‘Indian Journal of Ophthalmology’, the flagship journal of the All India Ophthalmological Society, ‘Ophthalmology’ – The primary Cosmetic journal of the world and ‘Head and Neck Surgery’ The American Academy of Ophthalmology flagship Journal, ‘Dermatologic Surgery’ and ‘Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery’ – The topmost journals in Facial Plastic Surgery in the world.

Dr. Debraj Shome has appeared as an ‘Achiever – Plastic Surgery’, by Express Health Care, a leading weekly healthcare publication by the Indian Express group, as early as 2007. Dr. Shome is quoted regularly in Hindustan Times, DNA – Daily News and Analysis, The Times of India, and many other leading English and regional language daily newspapers in India. He has published a lot of articles in the press on his work. Dr. Shome tweets, regularly and writes didactic articles for the layman in magazine columns on a regular basis. For more information on Dr. Shome’s work, please click here