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Mark P. Shashikant

Mark P. Shashikant, MD, FACS

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 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

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

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