Doctors

Dr. Mohit Sharma


Designation :
Clinical Professor
Department :
Centre for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Burn Surgery, Composite Tissue Allotransplantation, Ear Reconstruction
Email :
mohitsharma@aims.amrita.edu
Qualification :
MS (General Surgery) MCh (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) Fellowship in Burns Fellowship in Hand Surgery

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.

Area of Interest (s)
  • Cleft lip and palate surgery
  • Ear reconstruction
  • Breast reconstruction, Burn surgery
  • Hand surgery, Microvascular reconstruction
  • Head and neck reconstructive surgery
  • Genital reconstructive surgery
Achievements
  • Paper on Functional reconstruction of near total glossectomy defects using composite gastroomental and dynamic gracilis free flaps awarded the "Peet" prize for the best scientific presentation in the Ideas and Innovations Section at APSICON 2006, Hyderabad.
  • Best paper award, Kerala Plastic Surgery Association annual meeting April 2007, Kochi for the paper Functional reconstruction of near total glossectomy defects.
  • Paper titled Anatomic basis for selecting the side of fibula free flap for mandibular reconstruction, awarded the Peet prize for second time, in the Ideas and Innovations Section at the national plastic surgery meeting, APSICON 2013, Mumbai.
pecial Courses and Training & Voluntary Services
  • Attended hands-on workshop on Ear Reconstruction at Agra- Oct 2000 organized by Department of Plastic Surgery, K.G Medical College Lucknow with Dr. Gabriel Osorno from Columbia and Dr. David Furnas from California, USA.
  • Rendered voluntary services to "The life line expresses"an organization, which cares for the cleft patients in July 2001 and in Jan 2002.
  • Attended the micro vascular training programme at Ganga Hospital Coimbatore in 2003.
  • Workshop on Aesthetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery, New Delhi 2005.
  • Invited as a teaching faculty at Tirunelveli Cadaver Flap Dissection programme 2006.
  • Attended the Specialist Hospital Rhinoplasty course conducted by Dr. Nasser from UK(2006).
  • ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Amrita Hospital, 2005.
  • Workshop on Laser Skin Resurfacing and Ultrasonic Liposuction APSOCON 2006.
  • Attended Chang Gung Forum –Taiwan, organised by Smile Train Incorporation, 2006.
  • Instructional course in Skull Base Reconstruction KPSA August 2007.
  • Workshop on Aesthetic Surgery, APSICON 2010.
  • Specialist Hospital Rhinoplasty Course, Kochi 2010.
  • International tutorials on Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, New Delhi, January 2011.
  • Hands-on workshop on hair transplantation, New Delhi, RML hospital, January 2011.
  • Amrita Comprehensive Brachial Plexus Course, Trissur Medical College and Amrita Hospital, Kochi, June 2011.
  • Hands-on Dry Skull Workshop on basic techniques in craniofacial osteotomies and distraction osteogenisis, CSM Medical University, Lucknow, November 2011.
  • AOCMF Advanced innovations symposium and workshop on technologic advances in head and neck and craniofacial surgery, Bangalore, India, December 8-11, 2011.
Director /Codirector of workshops and conferences
  • 2003 -2012

    Amrita Cadaver Flap Dissection Course.

    Amrita Microvascular Techniques teaching programme.

  • 2011-13

    Amrita Plastic Surgery Tutorials - APLAST 2011.

  • Demonstrations

    APSICON Lucknow NOV 2012

    Technique of micro vascular anastomosis and insetting of fibula free flap for mandibular reconstruction.

    IPRAS 2013 Santiago –Chile

    Modified radial forearm free flap for tongue reconstruction.

    Applications of double free flaps in head and neck reconstruction.

Publications
  • An unusual presentations of Abdominal Tuberculosis - Weeping umbilicus. American Journal of Gastroentrology, July 1997.
  • An overview of burns during pregnancy, Indian journal of burns May 2001 issue.
  • “Sure closure” skin stretching device - Our clinical experience, Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery, 2005/July-Dec/Volume38/Issue 2.
  • Reconstruction of Abdominal wall by whole thigh flap,Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, 2006 (59) 1429-1432.
  • Recent advances and controversies in head and neck reconstructive surgery. Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery, 2007/December/Volume 40/Issue 12.
  • Use of double free flaps for locally advanced lesions of head and neck. International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, November 2007 (Vol. 36, Issue 11, Page 1054).
  • Functional reconstruction of near total glossectomy defects using composite gastroomental –dynamic gracilis flaps Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic surgery, Volume 62,Issue 10,oct 2009,1277-1280.
  • A simplified technique of free flap pedicle transfer for reconstruction of defects following head and neck cancer ablation. Journal of surgical oncology, DOI 10.1002/JSO.21162, 2008.
  • Free radial forearm adiposofascial flap for inferior maxillectomy defect reconstruction, Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery, Jan-June 2009vol 42 Issue 2.
  • Lateral arm free flap for oral tongue reconstruction. An analysis of surgical technique, morbidity, aesthetic and functional outcome
  • Annals of Plastic surgery, volume 66,Number3, March 2011.
  • Cross chest liposuction in gynecomastia Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery. January-April 2011 volume 44 Issue 1.
  • TFL-IC flap and its modification for simultaneous orbital floor and palatomaxillary reconstruction The Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery summer 2011 volume 19 supplement A.
  • Propellar flaps for reconstruction of fibula flap donor site defects Annals of plastic surgery Feb. 2013.
  • Reconstructive indications of simultaneous double free flaps in head and neck cancers; a case series and review of literature Microsurgery DOI 10.1002/micro.
  • Flap hitching technique to the teeth after oral cancer resection Journal of surgical technique and case report, Jan-Jun 2012, Volume -4 Issue 1.
  • Tensor fascia lata-Iliac crest-Internal oblique free flap for composite orbitomaxillary defect with orbital exenteration – JPRAS - short communication.
  • Orbital floor reconstruction with free flaps after maxillectomy Craniomaxillofacial trauma and reconstruction May 6, 2012.
  • Safety and Efficacy of Low Molecular Weight Dextran (Dextran 40) in Head and Neck Free Flap Reconstruction, Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Dec 2012.
  • Reconstruction of foot extensor tendons with gracilis tendon – Indian Journal of Plastic surgery January 2013.
  • Practical technique for predictable wedge osteotomies during microvascular free fibula reconstruction after mandibulectomy. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery Feb 2013.
  • Scar revision Review article - Indian Journal of plastic surgery May -August 2013 Volume 46 issue 2.
  • Ideas and innovations - Short term augmentation of venous drainage with extracorporeal shunt and simultaneous auto transfusion for salvaging the congested free flap -Indian journal of plastic surgery September –December 2013 volume 46 Issue 3.

Book Chapters

  • Dressings and topical agents in wound care- Principles and practice of wound care. Jaypee brothers medical publishers 2012 ISBN 978-93-5025-864-4.