“I appreciate the magnitude of a decision to undergo plastic surgery on the face. There is no room for error. I demand the absolute best out of myself for my patients who entrust their face in my hands.”
Dr. Giriraj Sharma is a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and a Board Certified Head and Neck Surgeon in Newport Beach, California. His practice is devoted specifically to cosmetic surgery of the face and neck, with specialization in rhinoplasty, facelift and neck lift, eyelid and brow surgery and a range of cutting-edge surgical and non-surgical treatments.
EDUCATION and TRAINING
Dr. Sharma attended Carnegie Mellon University on multiple scholarships to pursue a degree in Chemistry. He subsequently received his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine (GWU) in his hometown of Washington DC. During his third year at GWU, he was awarded the Ammerman Foundation Scholarship, which is awarded annually to one student within the medical student body who demonstrates the highest level of achievement in medical research. Dr. Sharma then completed a five-year residency in Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California Irvine (UCI) where he served as Chief Resident.
After completing his residency, Dr. Sharma was one of 46 surgeons in North America selected for a highly competitive, advanced AAFPRS-accredited fellowship training in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery at the University of Toronto, a top-5 global healthcare facility (Newsweek). His fellowship was under the directorship of world renowned facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Jamil Asaria. In June 2021, Dr. Sharma was awarded the prestigious Kris Conrad Merit Award in Facial Plastic Surgery which is awarded annually to a young surgeon who demonstrates the highest level of expertise in the performance of Facial Plastic Surgery.
“In enhancing facial aesthetics, preserving one’s identity and maintaining a natural appearance is paramount. The mark of an excellent surgeon is leaving no mark at all. I want my patients to radiate their natural energy and to look as refreshed as they feel.”
Dr. Sharma is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ABOHNS).
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
California Society of Facial Plastic Surgery
American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
AWARDS and HONORS
Kris Conrad Merit Award in Facial Plastic Surgery
University of Toronto
First Place, Triological Society research award
2015 Sections Meeting
First Place, Charles F. Ferguson Clinical Research Award
American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO)
Ammerman Foundation Scholarship
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Stone Memorial Scholarship
Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University
National Merit Scholar
SHARMA, GK, Asaria J. The impact of COVID-19 on patient interest in facial plastic surgery. Plast Recontr Surg Glob Open 2021; 9(10):e3890.
SHARMA, GK, Chen LY, Chou L, Badger C, Hong E, Rangarajan S, Chang TH, Armstrong WB, Verma SP, Chen Z, Ramalingam R, Wong BJ. Surface kinematic and depth-resolved analysis of human vocal folds in vivo during phonation using optical coherence tomography. J Biomed Opt 2021; 26(8):086005.
Hakimi AA, SHARMA, GK, Ngo T, Heidari AE, Badger CD, Tripathi PB, Hong EM, Chen Z, Wong BJ. Coupling pressure sensing with optical coherence tomography to evaluate the internal nasal valve. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2021; 130(2): 167-172.
Hakimi AA, Dunn BS, SHARMA, GK, Bhandarkar ND, Wong BJ. Telelecture educational series in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Facial Plast Surg 2020; 36(2) 211-214.
Kozlowski KM, SHARMA, GK, Chen JJ, Qi L, Osann K, Jing JC, Ahuja GS, Heidari AE, Chung PS, Kim S, Chen Z, Wong BJ. Dynamic programming and automated segmentation of optical coherence tomography images of the neonatal subglottis: enabling efficient diagnostics to manage subglottic stenosis. J Biomed Opt 2019; 24(9) 1-8.
Tripathi PB, Majd P, Ngo T, Gu JT, SHARMA, GK, Badger C, Bhandarkar ND, Wong BJ. Evaluation of safety and efficacy for an intranasal airway device in nasal surgery. JAMA Fac Plast Surg 2019; 21(1): 38-43.
Saez N, SHARMA, GK, Barnes CH, Lu Y, Hsu FP, Huoh KC, Djalilian HR, Lin HW. Solid variant of aneurysmal bone cyst of the temporal bone. Ann Oto Rhinol Laryngol 2018; 127(4): 285-290.
SHARMA, GK, Foulad A, Shamouelian D, Bhandarkar ND. Inefficiencies in Computed Tomography sinus imaging for management of sinonasal disease. Oto Head Neck Surg 2017; 156(3): 575-582.
SHARMA, GK, Sofferman RA, Armstrong WB. Evaluation of the American College of Surgeons thyroid and parathyroid ultrasound course: results of a web-based survey. Laryngoscope 2017; 127(8):1950-1958.
SHARMA, GK, Chin Loy A, Su E, Jing J, Chen Z, Wong BJ, Verma SP. Quantitative evaluation of adult subglottic stenosis using intraoperative long-range optical coherence tomography. Ann Oto Rhinol Laryngol 2016; 125(10): 815-822.
Coughlan C, Chou LD, Jing JC, Chen JJ, Rangarajan S, Chang TH, SHARMA, GK, Cho K, Lee D, Goddard JA, Chen Z, Wong BJ. In vivo cross-sectional imaging of the phonating larynx using long-range Doppler optical coherence tomography. Sci Reports 2016; 6: 22792.
SHARMA, GK, Ahuja GS, Wiedmann M, Osann KE, Su E, Heidari AE, Jing JC, Qu Y, Lazarow F, Wang A, Chou L, Uy CC, Dhar V, Cleary JP, Pham N, Huoh K, Chen Z, Wong BJ. Long-range optical coherence tomography of the neonatal upper airway for early diagnosis of intubation-related subglottic injury. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2015; 192(2):1504-1513.
SHARMA, GK, Foulad A, Verma SP. A novel device for measurement of subglottic stenosis during suspension laryngoscopy. JAMA Oto Head Neck Surg 2015; 141(4):377-381.
SHARMA, GK, Verma SP. Is nebulized lidocaine adequate topical anesthesia for transnasal tracheoscopy? Ann Oto Rhinol Laryngol 2015; 124(7):545-549.
Volgger V, SHARMA, GK*, Peaks YA, Loy AC, Lazarow F, Jing J, Wang A, Qu Y, Su E, Chen Z, Ahuja GS, Wong BJ. Long-range Fourier domain optical coherence tomography of the pediatric subglottis. Int J Peds Otorhinol 2015; 79(2):119-126.
Lazarow FB, Ahuja GS, Chin Loy A, Su E, Nguyen TD, SHARMA, GK, Wang A, Jing J, Chen Z, Wong BJ. Intraoperative long range optical coherence tomography as a novel method of imaging the pediatric upper airway before and after adenotonsillectomy. Int J Peds Otorhinol 2015; 79(1): 63-70.
SHARMA, GK, Dhillon VK, Masood R, Maceri DR. Overexpression of EphB4, EphrinB2 and epidermal growth factor receptor in papillary thyroid carcinoma: a pilot study. Head and Neck. 2014; 37(7):964-969.
Kakarla UK, Kalani MY, SHARMA, GK, Sonntag VK, Theodore N. Surgical management of coccidiomycosis of the spine. J Neurosurg Spine 2011; 15(4):441-446.
SHARMA, GK, Eschbacher JM, Uschold TD, Theodore N. Neuroblastoma-like schwannoma of lumbar spinal nerve root. J Neurosurg Spine 2010; 13(1):82-86.
SHARMA, GK, Gilson MM, Nathan H, Makary MA. Needlestick injuries among medical students: incidence and implications. Academic Medicine 2009; 84(12):1815-1821.
Chang SW, Kakarla UK, SHARMA, GK, Spetzler RF. Posterior inferior cerebellar artery origin thrombosis with aneurysm of collateralized posterior meningeal artery presenting as subarachnoid hemorrhage: case report. Neurosurgery 2009; 65(4):E818-9.
SHARMA, GK, Kucia EJ, Spetzler RF. Spontaneous intramedullary hemorrhage of spinal hemangioblastoma: case report. Neurosurgery 2009; 65(3):627-628.
SHARMA, GK, Deshmukh VR, Albuquerque FC, Wolf TR, McDougall CG. Resolution of mydriatic pupil after angioplasty and stenting of cervical internal carotid artery dissection: case report. Neurosurgery 2009; 64(3):562-563.
Clemo HR, SHARMA, GK, Allman BL, Meredith MA. Auditory projections to extrastriate visual cortex: connectional basis for multisensory processing in ‘unimodal’ visual neurons. Exp Brain Research 2008; 191(1):37-47.
Vates JR, Hetrick JL, Lavin KL, SHARMA, GK, Wagner RL, Johnson JT. Protecting medical record information: start your research registries today. Laryngoscope 2005; 115(3):441-444.
SHARMA, GK, Boeckmann JO, Wong BJ. Evidence-Based Medicine. In Wong BJ, Arnold MG, Boeckmann JO (eds): Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: A comprehensive study guide. Springer, 2016. ISBN-10: 3319180347.
SHARMA, GK, Rubinstein M, Betz CS, Wong BJ. Optical coherence tomography of malignancies of the head and neck. In Wong BJ (ed): Biomedical Photonics in Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Springer, 2016. ISBN-10:
SHARMA, GK, Wong BJ. Optical coherence tomography of the oral cavity and pharynx: normative anatomy and benign processes. In Wong BJ (ed): Biomedical Photonics in Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Springer, 2016. ISBN-10:
SHARMA, GK, Wong BJ. Optical coherence tomography of the larynx: normative anatomy and benign processes. In Wong BJ (ed): Biomedical Photonics in Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Springer, 2016. ISBN-10:
Venbrux AC, SHARMA, GK, Jackson ET, Harper AP, Hover L. Pelvic Varices Embolization. In Ignacio EA, Venbrux AC (eds): Women’s Health in Interventional Radiology. Springer, 2012. ISBN-10: 1441958754.
“High-resolution in vivo coronal cross-sectional imaging of the vocal fold during phonation using long-range optical coherence tomography: first report of a novel diagnostic tool to evaluate vocal fold morphometry and kinematics”. American Laryngological Association (ALA) 2018 annual meeting at COSM. April 19, 2018.
“Incidence of post-operative hemorrhage following total tonsillectomy and coblation intracapsular tonsillectomy: results of a single, tertiary care pediatric hospital”. SENTAC 2017 Annual meeting. Toronto, CA. December 1-3, 2017.
“A novel image analysis approach to Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography of the neonatal airway to quantify early structural and histopathological mucosal changes associated with neonatal subglottic stenosis: relative “fuzzy” connectedness”. ASPO 2015 annual meeting at COSM. Boston, MA.
“Vertical cavity surface emission laser-based optical coherence tomography and optical Doppler tomography of the vocal folds”. BiOS 2015 at SPIE Photonics West. San Francisco, CA. February 7-8, 2015.
“Office-based long-range optical coherence tomography of the pediatric upper airway: objective analysis of airway obstruction”. The Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children (SENTAC) 2014 annual meeting. St. Louis, MO. December 4-7, 2014.
“In vivo high-speed optical coherence tomography of the neonatal subglottis for early identification of subglottic stenosis”. American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO) 2104 annual meeting at Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM). Las Vegas, NV. May 18, 2014.
“High-speed swept source optical coherence tomography and optical Doppler tomography of vibrating vocal folds”. American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS). Phoenix, AZ. April 5, 2014.
“Digital 3-D modeling of the pediatric subglottis based on optical coherence tomography: a preliminary investigation”. Biomedical Optics Conference (BiOS) 2014 at SPIE Photonics West. San Francisco, CA. February 1-6, 2014.
“HIPAA and its far-reaching impact on patients’ rights”. The Triological Society, Eastern Section annual meeting. New York, NY. January 24, 2004.