Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
President & Founder, Smile Bangladesh

NRB DAY Award 2023
Health Sector

Dr. Shahid Aziz has been chosen for NRB Day Award 2023 for his contribution to the health sector and for providing humanitarian medical services to quite a significant number of ultra poor families in Bangladesh.

Dr. Shahid Aziz, a Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Rutgers University, is a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and a Fellow of the International College of Dentists. He is also a Visiting Professor of Surgery, East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh and one of only two OMS who are members of the Society of University Surgeons.  He is a graduate of The Lawrenceville School and Rutgers College. Shahid 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 22 book chapters. Shahid’s Clinical area of expertise includes facial trauma and reconstruction and orthognathic surgery. A first generation Bangladeshi-American, Shahid has been leading a small team of surgeons, anesthesiologists, and nurses to Bangladesh since 2006. To date, he has led 29 surgical missions to Bangladesh and provided free surgery to about 1800 children and adults with cleft lip and palate deformities. Dr Aziz received a good number of prestigious awards from globally reputed bodies.