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Tanuj Nakra, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Tanuj Nakra, MD, FACS is a double board-certified facial & ophthalmic plastic surgeon who has practiced at TOC Eye and Face since 2008. He has been consistently recognized as a Top Doctor by Texas Monthly, Austin Monthly, Castle Connolly, and Who’s Who in Medicine for over the past decade.

Dr. Nakra is an Assistant professor at Dell Medical School at UT-Austin, and is the Director of an accredited American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) Fellowship at TOC Eye and Face. He has been an invited keynote speaker at major conferences around the world, training other surgeons in advanced techniques. Dr. Nakra has authored over 70 peer-reviewed scientific articles and has been the primary investigator for numerous grant-supported research projects in the field of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. He has served on the Executive Committee of the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery, and the Board of Directors of the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation, as well as the President of the Austin Ophthalmology Society. With expertise in facial aesthetics, he co-founded AVYA Skincare, a medical-grade Ayurvedic skincare brand.  He also recently co-founded Global Cosmetic Surgery, an international virtual medical educational platform.

Dr. Nakra was born in London, England, and raised in St. Louis. He completed residency and fellowship training at UCLA.  After his medical training, he served on the UCLA faculty and established private practices in both Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara before moving to Austin. Dr. Nakra has many interests outside medicine, including a passion for the fine arts and music.  He and his wife are long-time supporters of Ballet Austin and the Center for Child Protection. He is an avid trail runner and marathoner. His favorite pastimes are cooking or spending time outdoors with his wife, two children, and their rescue dog.


"I just wanted to thank you for all you have done for us Dr. Nakra, and my eyes look amazing! You did a phenomenal job in removing the cancer and reconstructing my eyelids. We are forever grateful to you."
"Dr. Nakra held my hand and reassured me everything would be fine when I was anxious. I appreciate his compassion for the patient."


Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology-2013

Webster Research Award, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery 2008

Fellow of the Year Award, King Drew Dept. of Ophthalmology 2007

Fellow Teaching Award, UCLA 2007

Award for Clinical Research by a Fellow, UCLA 2007


realself Top Doctor
Austin Business Journal
American Board of Cosmetic Surgery