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NAVEEN K. AHUJA, MD, FACS
"I BELIEVE IN A BALANCED APPROACH TO PLASTIC SURGERY AND LISTEN CLOSELY TO PATIENT CONCERNS.”
– DR. NAVEEN K. AHUJA
In addition to being one of the board certified plastic surgeons of PSANJ, Dr. Naveen Ahuja is the Regional Site Director of the Rutgers-NJMS Plastic Surgery Residency program, the author of numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, and has been a contributing author for several books. His practice includes a full spectrum of adult cosmetic and reconstructive surgery as well as pediatric reconstructive surgery.
Prior to establishing his surgical practice, he participated in several “medical missions” by traveling to locations in Mexico, Africa, and Asia to perform surgeries on underserved populations. He was also involved with Fresh Start Surgical Gifts – an organization that brings complex cases to the United States (surgeries that could not be done abroad due to a lack of available technology).
His approach to patient care melds compassion and education along with the latest surgical techniques, cutting-edge technology, an aesthetic eye, and technical skill.
“I believe in a balanced approach to surgical treatment,” says Dr. Ahuja. “First, I listen closely to the patient’s concerns and desires. Second, I educate them on the available procedures and technology. Then together, we come up with an optimal treatment plan.”
Dr. Ahuja received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor. He was then accepted into a highly competitive five-year plastic surgery residency at The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now known as Rutgers University), where he served as Chief Resident in his final year.
Following his residency, he completed a fellowship in Microsurgery and Advanced Reconstruction at The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He concluded his rigorous medical training with a fellowship in Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery at the University of California-San Diego/Rady Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Ahuja has presented his research at national and international meetings, is actively engaged in a number of professional societies, and has continued to carry out clinical research. Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Ahuja is actively engaged in a number of professional societies and has presented his research at national and international meetings. He has a pending appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at Rutgers-NJMS and is closely affiliated with the Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ.
Dr. Ahuja is proud to be a New Jersey native, having been born and raised in Hamilton Township, NJ, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C, where he graduated with honors.