About L. Mike Nayak, MD
Dr. L. Mike Nayak is Nayak Plastic Surgery’s Director of Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery. Originally from Effingham, Illinois, he is a summa cum laude graduate of Yale University, where he majored in molecular biophysics and biochemistry. He earned his medical degree through a Distinguished Student Scholarship at Washington University, where he was awarded several honors including the Alpha Omega Alpha Book Prize, the Medical School Prize, and the Senior Prize in Surgery. In the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery exam, he earned the highest written exam score of all examinees his year, and the second highest combined written and oral exam scores. When he took the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery exam, he earned both the highest written exam score and the highest oral exam score of all examinees.
Dr. Nayak performed his surgical residency at Harvard Medical School, studying general surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and head and neck surgery at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. After residency, he completed an American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) fellowship with the Glasgold Group for Plastic Surgery. He has extensive experience in rhinoplasty, cosmetic surgery of the aging face, facial volumetric surgery, minimally invasive endoscopic techniques, and skin rejuvenation with peels, lasers, and injectable fillers. He is an active member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and a board certified staff surgeon at Des Peres Hospital.
Academically, Dr. Nayak is Clinical Assistant Professor of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Saint Louis University Medical School. He is an active researcher and educator, and has presented his research and techniques at national scientific meetings.
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