Dr. Sumit Nijhawan grew up in the Central Valley, and completed his undergraduate education from California State University, Fresno. He graduated at the top of his class, and received a Deans Scholarship to attend the University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry. After performing exceptionally well during dental school, Dr. Nijhawan attended Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio for his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training. During his time in Ohio, Dr. Nijhawan graduated from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, a consistently top ranked medical school in the nation. Dr. Nijhawan completed an internship in General Surgery, in which he worked on the trauma team at a level one trauma center, and trained with many other specialties including Plastic Surgery, ENT, and Neurosurgery. Dr. Nijhawan was exposed to a wide diversity of patient populations, and was broadly trained in all facets of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery during his residency. Dr. Nijhawan was also involved in research, and presented at various national conferences. After successful completion of his training, Dr. Nijhawan returned to California along with his lovely wife, and has made the Bay Area his new home.
Dr. Nijhawan enjoys performing a wide range of surgical procedures, including wisdom tooth extraction, implant surgery, grafting procedures, and management of facial trauma injuries. He also is trained to evaluate and perform procedures for pain and limited function of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Further clinical interests include management of pathology in the facial bones and soft tissue, and surgery to correct discrepancies of jaw position (orthognathic surgery).
Besides surgery, Dr. Nijhawan enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and traveling. He is an avid sports fan, and enjoys football and basketball. One of his future goals is to be involved in mission trips in which he can provide surgical care to deserving individuals with no access to medical care.