Rajeev Ahuja

Department of Burns & Plastic Surgery, L. N. Hospital & Maulana Azad Medical College

Dr. Ahuja’s experience in Plastic Surgery spans 3 decades. For the last 20 years, he has headed the most prestigious department in the specialty. He has lead many clinical trials and several of his innovative surgical procedures are published in leading journals. Dr. Ahuja is on the editorial board of several journals including JPRAS, BURNS, Annals of Burns & Fire Disasters, International Journal of Burns & Trauma, IJPS, and Plastic Surgery (formerly Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery).

Dr. Ahuja has organized several national and international congresses. Notably, he was the Chairman of the 15th World Congress of International Confederation of Plastic, Reconstructive, & Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS) in 2009 and the President of the 9th Asia Pacific Burn Congress. Dr. Ahuja is now to host in Delhi the World Congress of International Society for Burn Injuries in 2018.

Dr. Ahuja is currently the President of the International Society for Burn Injuries (ISBI) and the Secretary General (Head of office) of IPRAS-Asia Pacific Section. He also served as President of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India (APSI) and the National Academy of Burns-India (NABI) in 2005. He is one of the earliest recipients of the State Award from Government of NCT of Delhi for excellence in service (year 2000). In 2006, Dr. Ahuja was the Guest Editor of a special issue on ‘Cosmetic Surgery’ published by JIMSA. He has also been an invited faculty and guest speaker at over 160 meetings nationally and internationally. 

Dr. Ahuja’s special interests within the specialty include aesthetic surgery, reconstructive surgery, clefts, burns, and genitourinary (including sex reassignment surgery).