DMD, Harvard University, 1996
MD, Columbia University, 1999
Surgical Residency - Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 2002
Diplomat, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. Shahid Aziz has practiced oral & maxillofacial surgery since 1996, completing residency in 2002. Dr. Aziz is a graduate of the Lawrenceville School and Rutgers College, received his dental degree from Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and recieved his surgical training at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Aziz is a full Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, and Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at Rutgers - NJ Medical School. He holds attending surgeon appointments at the University Hospital, Newark, NJ and Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ. Since 2006 Dr. Aziz travels every March and November to rural Bangladesh, donating his time and expertise to operate on children with cleft lip and palate deformities, under the auspices of Smile Bangladesh, a NJ based 501c3 medical non profit. To date, Smile Bangladesh has operated on over 700 children free of charge. Please visit www.smilebangladesh.org for more information. Dr. Aziz's honors include performing the first mandibular distraction (lengthening) surgery in Bangladesh, the 50th oral & maxillofacial surgeon to be inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and the 9th dentist to be inducted as a Fellow in the New York Academy of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, a Fellow of the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and a Founding Fellow of the American Academy of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Aziz has written over 50 peer reviewed publications, is a reviewer for multiple surgical journals, and is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction. He practices full scope oral and maxillofacial surgery, with particular interest in implant dentistry, craniofacial trauma and reconstructive surgery, cleft lip/palate surgery, and orthognathic surgery. Dr. Aziz's practice philosophy is based on treating every patient as if they are family, providing the highest level of compassionate surgical care possible.