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Chris Lakhiani, MD

Dr. Lakhiani received his undergraduate degree at the College of William and Mary and went on to attend medical school at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, in his native state of New Jersey. There, he was awarded the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha research scholarship to investigate novel anti-inflammatory agents at the University of Sydney. He continued to pursue further scientific advancement later in medical school with a dedicated year of research in plastic surgery techniques and tissue imaging at the renowned University of Texas Southwestern Department of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Lakhiani was chosen to attend the internationally recognized integrated Plastic Surgery Residency program at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, in Washington, DC. At Georgetown, he learned from international leaders in extremity reconstruction, lymphedema, and hand, trunk, and breast reconstruction. During his time in DC, he also spent additional time at the Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore learning from leaders in the field of hand surgery. Following this, he was accepted to the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan, the top microsurgery training fellowship in the world, for his fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery and peripheral nerve surgery. Dr. Lakhiani learned from founders in the fields of head and neck reconstruction, lymphedema, toe transfer, facial paralysis, and brachial plexus reconstruction. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Following this, he returned to Washington, DC where he practiced at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. His practice focused on breast cancer and sternal reconstruction, as well as extremity reconstruction and digit replantation. Dr. Lakhiani is an innovator in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery, and he regularly shares his knowledge by presenting at national and international conferences. He has written over 50 peer-reviewed publications, and several textbook chapters, and presented his scientific work at national and international conferences dozens of times. He has received many awards for both his research and clinical expertise. Dr. Lakhiani's current research is focused on improving the care of patients with neuropathic pain syndromes or functional deficits, facial paralysis, and microsurgical reconstruction.


  • Undergraduate:
    • College of William and Mary
  • Medical School:
    • Rutgers
  • Residency:
    • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC.
  • Professional Training:
    • Research in Plastic Surgery Techniques & Tissue Imaging: University of Texas Southwestern Department of Plastic Surgery

Insurance Accepted

The Plastic Surgery Center participates in-network with a wide range of insurance plans, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Horizon NJ Health, and Medicare. Each physician has their accepted insurance and hospital affiliations. For those out of network, our insurance specialists will work with you before your appointment to find the most coverage available for your treatment. We can often develop individual agreements with your insurance carrier for your personalized treatment plan.

Practice Locations

Chris Lakhiani, MD

Shrewsbury 535 Sycamore Ave Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
Jersey Shore University Medical Center 19 Davis Avenue, 7th Floor Neptune City , NJ 07753

Real People Real Results

I’d say thank you to Dr. Lakhiani this experience Ive been going through is definitely a wild one but he had made this process so much easier and did an amazing job with my graft.
Anthony G.
patient of Chris Lakhiani, MD
He is a great Dr. Excellent surgeon and bedside manner. Always answers all your questions . and he takes his time. He never rushes.
Geraldine M.
patient of Chris Lakhiani, MD
Dr.Lakhiani has been nothing but amazing. From our first experience at the hospital to months down the road at appointments. He is the most caring doctor, and is extremely thorough in our appointments. We would 100% recommend him to any person!
Kayla M.
patient of Chris Lakhiani, MD
From the initial phone call making my appointment I was treated with kindness and respect. The staff is friendly and so helpful. The office is kept meticulous and follows all COVID protocol. My initial consult with Dr Lakhiani I was immediately put at ease. I had a very large hernia, as a result of a ruptured colon and colostomy, that desperately needed repair. He worked along side Dr Borao who did the actual hernia repair and Dr Lakaiani reinforced it with BARS procedure. The office was on top of everything I needed to have done, test wise, as well as contact with my insurance getting everything approved. The procedure was done at Monmouth Medical Center, which is a wonderful facility. I got the greatest care there too. During my 4 day stay, a doctor from each office was sure to visit and check my progress. I am now 3 weeks post op and have seen Dr Lakhiani each week. He spends the time I need to have any questions answered. You can tell he truly cares about his patients. I can’t say enough about my experience from start to finish. I HIGHLY recommend Dr Lakaiani and his staff. You will be in the best hands.
Susan O.
patient of Chris Lakhiani, MD
Dr. Lakhiani was superb. My elderly dad had to get skin cancer removed and Dr. Lakhiani was patient and very kind with him every step of the way.
Tobi T.
patient of Chris Lakhiani, MD

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