Making the decision to have cosmetic surgery is a serious one. You must be confident that you have chosen the right surgeon - does he have the appropriate training? Do you get along with him on a personal level? Can he realistically achieve your goals? Dr. Shah strives, through experience, professionalism and amazing results to make your decision an easy one.
Dr. Shah began his medical education in the combined BS/MD program at the prestigious University of Missouri, Kansas City. This program chooses the most outstanding high school students in the country to undergo a rigorous 6 year education in medical and surgical skills. Dr Shah graduated at the top of his class.
FACS (Fellow of American College of Surgeons, Board Certified)
Clinical Educator for Plastic Surgery
Medical Director of Bakersfield Wellness Surgery Center
Medical Director of Beautologie Medical Group
Featured on TV (Dr Phil, Cutting Edge MD’s, Wellness Hour, Local News), Magazines and Newspapers
Top 10 Breast Augmentation Surgeons in California (Mentor)
Dr. Shah then continued his training locally in Bakersfield at the Kern Medical Center- University of California San Diego 5 year surgical training program, which ultimately led to his Board Certification in surgery (http://www.facs.org). During his time at KMC, Dr Shah performed many operations on all body systems. From Trauma Surgery to General Surgery to Heart Surgery, Dr. Shah has seen and done it all. His specialty, however, was always breast cancer and breast cancer surgery. His excellence during this time in his career was rewarded with the prestigious Helfert award, given only to the most outstanding surgical chief resident. He also was prolific in writing many articles which have been published in dozens of academic surgical journals, started a surgical education website, and was an outstanding teacher of fellow medical students and residents.
Plastic And Cosmetic Surgery At The Mayo Clinic
The pinnacle of Dr. Shah's career was his acceptance to the Mayo Clinic, consistently ranked by US News and World Reports as one of the top three hospitals in the country. His extensive training there made him an expert in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, earning him the title of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. This extensive training, combined with the experience of over 8000 surgical procedures in his career, has earned him the Best in Bakersfield Title 3 years in a row.
Dr Shah In The Community
In addition to educating the community and future surgeons as a clinical instructor on the topics of cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr Shah volunteers time and services to the less fortunate. Dr Shah is a founding member of The Promise, and organization which travels to countries such as Africa, India, and South America to repair cleft lips and palates and treat burn injuries. He also supports many local charity organizations such as the Bakersfield Homless Shelter, American Heart Association, and others. Dr. Shah continues his educational career by training many residents and lecturing around the country on cosmetic surgery and breast reconstruction, is consistently attending almost every major plastic surgery meeting in the country.
The philosophy of Dr Shah's practice is to truly treat each patient as a family member, while providing them with a world class luxurious experience and outstanding results. To achieve this goal, Dr Shah has trained his staff extensively to make your experience an exceptional one. Dr Shah's office is beautifully decorated to mimic the comfort and beauty you will feel during your cosmetic surgery experience. His operating room is certified by AAAHC and has an impeccable safety record. Customer service, safety and outstanding results are paramount to Dr Shah.
Trust only the Best. Please call Dr Shah's office today.