Bivik Shah, M.D.
Background & Specialties
Because there are so many different board certifications, it can be difficult to decide which one is important. The only two that are associated with plastic surgeons are the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Osteopathic Association. There are many other boards that "certify" physicians, but they often do not have the requirements in testing and training that are necessary to be a good plastic surgeon. Our own Bivik Shah, Columbus plastic surgeon serving Dayton and the surrounding areas, is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Bivik Shah grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. He earned an electrical engineering degree from the University of Michigan before returning to Ohio to attend medical school at Ohio State University. Dr. Shah later joined the faculty of Ohio State University, where he was responsible for performing surgery on some of the city’s most complicated burn and reconstruction cases.
Publications and Presentations
Dr. Shah has written several papers that have been published in medical journals.
Hobbies and Interests
Dr. Shah is actively involved in Operation Smile, which provides voluntary care to children around the world and in the United States who are born with facial deformities. Dr. Shah has been on four separate Operation Smile missions, visiting Thailand, India, Honduras, and Bolivia to provide care to children born with cleft lip and cleft palate deformities. During the Operation Smile missions, which last for one or two weeks, Dr. Shah and fellow volunteers operate for charity on about 100-150 children, providing them with new smiles and a renewed hope for the future.