A Chicago native, he attended Loyola University of Chicago for undergraduate and medical school. The strong lines of the Chicago skyline and the vast beauty of Lake Michigan have long been an inspiration and shaped Dr. Shah’s appreciation for beauty and structure.

Training & Education

Upon completion of medical school, Dr. Shah trained as a resident in Otolaryngology -Head & Neck Surgery at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, where he learned to be a meticulous surgeon and to deliver world - class care. He completely devoted himself to studying the delicate anatomy of the face and neck. This experience motivated Dr. Shah to focus his training further, and he completed a one year fellowship in Facial Plastic Surgery at the University of Missouri - Columbia.

Dr. Shah has been in practice in Springfield, MO since 1996. During that time, he also completed a Plastic Surgery Residency at University of Tennessee - Memphis, and expanded his practice to include breast surgery, body contouring, and a wide range of cosmetic procedures.

Today, he is recognized as the premier plastic surgeon in the region in 417 magazines, voted by readers as "Best Plastic Surgeon” for 10 consecutive years, featured in the Springfield Business Journal, on KY3 TV, KOLR 10, and KSPR33. He is known as an innovator and inventor and has received numerous awards, including The Missourian Award, “Men of the Year,” Salute to Health Care, Top Doctor, and a Resolution in the Missouri State Senate.

Dr. Bharat Shah is dedicated to providing excellence in cosmetic plastic surgical care in a safe, private, compassionate environment. He is dedicated to bringing new procedures and methods from around the world to offer his patients the best options and results.

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