Meet Dr. Agnihotri

Cosmetic Facial Surgeon Richmond & short Pump

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Dr. Agnihotri

Neil Agnihotri D.M.D., M.D., F.A.C.S., has two passions – a life long love of learning and his family.

Dr. Agnihotri works out of the Short Pump office.

Dr. Agnihotri first completed his bachelors in engineering at NJIT. From there attended New Jersey Dental School, where his interest in cosmetic, oral and maxillofacial surgery began. He then matched into the UMDNJ 6-year integrated surgical residency, through which he obtained his doctorate of medicine and internship in general surgery.

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During residency, he was given the unique opportunity of participating in medical missions including trips to Ghana and Bangladesh with SmileTrain. The trips involved treating both children and adults with cleft lips and palates. These trips gave him special appreciation for patients with aesthetic, functional and social issues. He has continued his dedication to medical care around the world with ongoing mission trips, most recently to Angouman, Haiti.

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Dr. Agnihotri and small child
Dr. Agnihotri and fellow doctors

After completing his residency, he went on to complete a clinical fellowship in craniomaxillofacial surgery at the Posnick Center for Facial Plastic Surgery in Chevy Chase, Maryland with clinical privileges at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Agnihotri was able to treat many patients with congenital deformities resulting from syndromes or congenital malformations to restore facial balance and enhance aesthetics. He continues to have an academic presence, with an academic appointment at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Dr. Agnihotri is a board certified Cosmetic Facial Surgeon, and is a fellow of the prestigious surgical society, the American College of Surgeons .

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Maxillofacial and aesthetic jaw reconstructive surgery as well as cosmetic facial surgery Dr. Agnihotri utilizes cutting-edge technology to plan your surgery and get the best possible outcome. This involves Virtual Surgical Planning using CT scans and custom cutting guides developed by specialized software. Often, patients are back to work within two weeks. To learn more about the process, click here

Dr. Agnihotri is very active and passionate about continuing his education with orthognathic and cosmetic facial surgery. Many times a year, Dr. Agnihotri will attend and even speak at local, regional and national lectures that bring together the best and the brightest surgeons from around the world. He believes it’s crucial to always be learning in order to provide the best care for his patients.

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Dr. Agnihotri has been named “Top Doctor” in Richmond Magazine & Virginia Living Magazine six years in a row (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022). 

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He also has been voted Maxillofacial Surgeon With Best Bedside Manner in Our Health Magazine.

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Dr. Agnihotri is an executive council member of the Virginia Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. 

Dr. Agnihotri is active in the community, coordinating care and providing free oral health screenings for people in the community and a number of outreach programs.

Dr. Agnihotri doing community outreach

Dr. Agnihotri’s personal interests include running and obstacle course races. He has a particular interest in Active RVA and has participated in multiple races including local triathlons, the Richmond Half and Full Marathons. He is always eager to have everyone in the office participate in local events as well.

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Dr. Agnihotri being active

He also enjoys spending time with his wife and their ever-growing family.