Dr. Mohit Sharma did his MBBS and MS (General Surgery) from SMS Medical College (University of Rajasthan), Jaipur. He completed his MCh (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) (2002) from Vardhaman Mahaveer Medical College and Safdurjung Hospital (University of Delhi), New Delhi. At Safdarjung hospital’s burns and plastic surgery unit, Dr. Mohit gained good experience in managing severe thermal and electrical burn patients involving primary excision and grafting and extending to the management of post burn deformities and rehabilitation of burn victims. Also, he gained considerable experience in hypospadias surgery and submitted his postdoctoral thesis on complications of hypospadias repair, the associated practice also involved reconstruction of female genital defects.
Dr. Mohit joined the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (Amrita Hospital) in March 2003. In March 2008, he was selected for a burns fellowship at Broomfield Hospital (St. Andrew’s Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns), Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom. After completing burns fellowship, he also obtained his hand sugery fellowship from the same hospital in December 2009. During his tenure at St Andrew’s Centre for Plastic Surgery as a senior clinical fellow in hand surgery, he managed the outpatients department as well as undertook the surgical procedures for a wide range of elective and trauma hand patients, including digital replants, revascularizations and complex congenital hand deformities. Other areas of work involved the surgery for arthritis patients, including small joint replacements, management of compression neuropathies and vascularised bone transfers for hand. He also got the opportunity to work in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery unit, which helped him to refine his skills of immediate and delayed breast reconstruction following ablative procedures, breast reduction and augmentation surgery. The burns work involved the management of all patients from south east of England requiring critical burns care.
Currently, Dr. Mohit is serving as Clinical Professor in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Amrita Hospital.
His work at Amrita Hospital involves reconstruction of head and neck oncosurgical patients mostly utilizing the microsurgical composite tissue transplantation techniques, with an average of four free tissue transfers every week. He has extensive experience in reconstructing massive soft tissue defects associated with severe limb injuries and revascularization of critically ischemic limbs. He also has good experience in managing lymphedema patients involving excisional surgery and using microlymphonodovenous anastomosis.
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences is also a dedicated Smile Train Center for management of cleft lip and palate patients and Dr. Mohit is the Director of cleft programme, doing palatoplasties, cleftlip surgeries along with primary correction of nasal deformities and surgery for velophyrangeal incompetence. He has a special interest in reconstruction of microtia patients by using autogenous costal cartilage framework and his general plastic surgery experience involves management of pressure sore patients, chronic non-healing ulcers and wounds, chest and abdominal wall reconstruction.
Having over 17 years of clinical experience and 10 years of academic experience, he is a national faculty for various continuing medical education programs and workshops. He has presented and published papers in national and international forums. He also serves as a Visiting Professor at the Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Astana Oncology Centre, Kazakhstan.