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Meet our Surgeon

Ayaz Shaikh, MD, FACS, FRCSC
Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons   
Dr. Shaikh is an experienced surgeon with five advanced specialty Deaconess - Dr. Shaikhfellowships, performing plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face, breast and body.  He is also specialty trained in hand surgery and procedures related to the nerves of the arm and the hand.

He received his medical degree in 1987 and completed a General Surgery Internship at Episcopal Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, followed by General Surgery Residency training at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac, Ml. He completed a full Plastic Surgery Residency at McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, followed by an Advanced Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship. He acquired specialty (board) certification in plastic surgery and went on to complete further clinical fellowships, including:

  • Hand Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX.
  • Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery at Carolinas Healthcare in Charlotte, NC
  • Aesthetic (Cosmetic) and Breast Surgery at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH
  • Advanced Breast Reconstruction at Midwest Breast and Aesthetic Surgery, Gahanna, OH
Dr. Ayaz Shaikh is an Adjunct Clinical Asst. Professor of Plastic Surgery at IU School of Medicine and a Clinical Asst. Professor of Surgery at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

He has been practicing cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery and surgery of the hand in Illinois and Indiana since completion of his training. He has served as Chair of the Department of Plastic and Hand Surgery and Vice Chair of Surgical Specialties at Indiana University Health-Arnett in Lafayette, Indiana. Always a patient advocate, he contributed on important institutional quality, patient safety and credentials committees, including the surgical standards committee as a senior member.

Dr. Shaikh is an Ambassador-Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

He believes in holding the highest standards in surgical expertise and patient care, treating all as he would want himself to be treated. Dr. Shaikh derives a great deal of satisfaction as a plastic surgeon by creating a positive impact in his patients’ lives and improving their confidence and self-esteem.

Practice Philosophy
At Deaconess Clinic Plastic and Hand Surgery, we believe in comprehensive care, integrating preventive medicine and lifestyle changes with surgical excellence for youthful rejuvenation and/or a return of function.

Because each patient is unique in needs and goals, we focus on providing individualized care while basing each aspect of our practice on a foundation of respect and dignity.  We believe our patients must be fully informed and take time to help our patients make decisions based on clear information and realistic goals in a relaxed, comfortable environment.

We strive to utilize the most current and proven surgical techniques. Safety is paramount, and we perform all major surgical procedures in accredited surgical facilities.

We take pride in creating a surgery experience that patients find fulfilling and comfortable. Our biggest rewards are our satisfied patients and the relationships that we develop in our practice.

Physician Collaborations
Plastic surgeons work with and accept referrals from many other medical specialties, including:
 
  • Dermatologists
  • Breast surgeons
  • General surgeons
  • Primary care physicians
  • Weight loss physicians and bariatric surgeons
  • Neurologists
  • OB/GYN
  • Emergency medicine and urgent care physicians 
  • Heart surgeons
  • Wound care specialists
Dr. Shaikh is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
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