Dr SM Balaji is an acclaimed oral and cranio-maxillofacial surgeon. He has over 28 years of experience performing more than 20,000 surgeries. Dr S M Balaji is world renowned for his cleft lip and palate surgeries. He has introduced many innovations into cleft repair surgery. These innovations have become accepted the world over by leading cleft surgeons. Dr Balaji has rehabilitated over 1000 syndromic children with complex surgeries. The seamless adaptation of technology with innovation is the hallmark of his surgeries.
Prof SM Balaji is the Editor-in-Chief of the “Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery.” He is also the Executive Editor of the “Indian Journal of Dental Research.” Wolters Kluwer Lippincott Williams & Wilkins publish both journals. He also has several International and National publications in various journals of repute. “The Textbook on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery” authored by him is the country’s best seller. It is also the prescribed book for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Dr Balaji is also a decorated biomedical scientist of repute. His research work has won recognition from the Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists. He has been a member of the Indian Council of Medical Research too. He has done groundbreaking research in the field of reconstructive surgery. His work on bone morphogenetic proteins has won him the Brammaiah Sastri award.