Dr. Shahid Aziz is the co-founder and President of Smile Bangladesh. A first-generation Bengali-American, Dr. Aziz has been leading a small team of surgeons, anesthesiologists, and nurses to Bangladesh since 2006. To date, his teams have treated about 1100 children and adults with cleft lip and palate deformities.
Dr. Aziz is a Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Rutgers University, is a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Aziz is also an Attending Surgeon at University Hospital (Newark, NJ), St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Paterson, NJ, Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Center, New Brunswick, NJ, and Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ. He is a graduate of the Lawrenceville School and Rutgers College. Dr. Aziz received his dental degree from Harvard University School of Dental Medicine and his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his general surgery and oral/maxillofacial surgery training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center. He has authored or co-authored over 50 peer reviewed journal articles and ten book chapters.
Dr. Aziz’s clinical area of expertise includes facial trauma and reconstruction and orthognathic surgery. He currently serves as President-elect of the New Jersey Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Chairman of the Section of Dentistry, and Oral Health of the New York Academy of Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.