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Mark P. Shashikant

Mark P. Shashikant, MD, FACS

Specializing in Plastic Surgery

Office Information

About Me

Connecting with Patients

Dr. Shashikant comes from a long line of physicians including his father, mother and grandfather. He believes the best way to treat a patient is like they are family. Because plastic and reconstructive surgery provides many solutions for any given concern, his main goal when he meets a patient is to listen to their needs and wants before coming up with a plan of action.

Special Interests

Dr. Shashikant spends much of his free time having fun with his wife and four young children. He also enjoys hunting, fishing and cooking.



2002 - Temple University School, Medical School


2006 - Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA, General Surgery

2008 - Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA, Plastic Surgery

Teaching or Professional Positions

American Society of Plastic Surgery, Fellow in the American College of Surgeons

Professional Memberships

American Board of Plastic Surgery, American Board of Surgery, Basic Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support

Honors, Awards, etc.

Lieutenant Colonel, Medical Corps, United States Army


Dr. Shashikant served in the Medical Corps for the United States Army where he received extensive training in reconstructive surgery and treating patients for traumatic military injuries. He has extensive training on the latest techniques for breast reconstruction following a breast cancer diagnosis.

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