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Mark P. Shashikant

Mark P. Shashikant, MD, FACS

Plastic Surgery
4.8 / 5 (Based on 35 Ratings) Learn More

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 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 also has extensive training on the latest techniques for breast reconstruction following a breast cancer diagnosis, including a certification in Hidden Scar™ breast surgery. Achieve the best cosmetic result with this innovative procedure which removes the tumor and a slight amount of surrounding tissue through a small incision in a well-hidden area.

Watch the videos below to learn more

Tummy Tuck Surgery Liposuction Surgery

Personal 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.



Temple University School, Medical School


Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA, General Surgery

Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA, Plastic Surgery

Teaching or Professional Positions

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, University South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine

Professional Memberships

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Honors, Awards, etc.

Lieutenant Colonel, Medical Corps, United States Army


July 21, 2020
Waiting times are not so long.
July 15, 2020
Always have had a great experience with the Doctor and staff. Excellent group of healthcare workers.
July 01, 2020
Very personable and professional.
May 20, 2020
Excellent care and bedside manner
March 05, 2020
Dr. Mark is the best doctor that I've had. I appreciate the fact that he treats me like I'm his only patient.
March 03, 2020
Better follow up care after procedure as I forgot to ask some questions and I live almost 4 hours away.
March 03, 2020
Dr Shashikant n his staff ROCK!!
February 29, 2020
The clinic was so calming and peaceful. Eveyone was very kind.
February 29, 2020
Dr. Shashikant was great. He and his staff treated me well. I plan on going back again.
February 12, 2020
Very impressed with Avera, Dr Shashikant, and his nurses.
December 30, 2019
Everyone is professional and pleasant.
December 08, 2019
While the overall visit was great, the one criticism is that after two days I still have not received the quote for the cosmetic procedure. I was told it would take a couple of hours then when I didn't receive it I called the office and ten I was told it would take a couple of days or maybe more. I think this is way too long to wait and it says to me that my request is not important. This could affect the decision of whether or not I choose this doctor to perform this surgery.
December 06, 2019
He is a wonderful Doctor don't ever lose him.
November 28, 2019
Dr. Shashikant and his team were amazing. Feeling a little nervous about what to expect, and they made me feel at ease instantly. I felt heard. I felt taken care of. And I felt at ease with everything that would be happening next. :)
October 19, 2019
Always a wonderful experience

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