Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
Meet Dr. Shahzad
I grew up in Long Island, New York and went to college at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook where I majored in Biology and graduated with honors in 1997. I graduated from New York University College of Dentistry in the top 10 percent of the class in 2002. Next I enrolled in the dual degree Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Northshore Medical Center and the Northport VA Medical Center. During this period, I graduated from SUNY Stony Brook Medical School in 2005 with an MD degree and completed a rigorous internship in General Surgery at LIJ/NS/VA. Finally I completed my Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical training at LIJ/NS/VA in 2008 having served as Chief Resident in my final year.
Since finishing Dental, Medical, Anesthesia and Surgical training, I have been on active duty with the US Air Force and have served assignments in Japan, England and now at Travis Air Base in California where I concentrate mostly on teaching residents.
My areas of professional interest include extraction of wisdom teeth and other teeth, dental implants, bone grafting, ambulatory anesthesia, facial trauma, oral pathology and exposure/bonding of impacted teeth. I am licensed to practice in California and New York and maintains certifications in BLS, ACLS and PALS.
Besides Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, I enjoy traveling, movies, Northern Indian classical music, racquetball, tennis and spending time with my family. My motto in life is: “Follow the golden rule … treat others how you would like to be treated”.
Dr. Shahzad is a proud member of:
- AAOMS — American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
- ABOMS — American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery