About The Practice

Dr. Nakra was born in London, England and raised in St. Louis. He graduated with top honors from Washington University in St. Louis with an Honors Biology degree and minor in Fine Arts. His medical training was at Rush Medical College in Chicago, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honors society for top medical graduates. He then moved to Los Angeles for ophthalmology residency and oculofacial plastics fellowship training at UCLA, with extensive training in a Beverly Hills private practice. With a special interest in aesthetics, he completed an additional cosmetic surgery fellowship in Santa Monica. Along the way, he received the award for the resident with the highest surgical skills as well as several teaching awards. Dr. Nakra then served as a faculty member at UCLA and built a private practice in Santa Barbara until he moved his family to Austin to join Texas Oculoplastic Consultants in 2008.

Dr. Nakra has a special interest in research and teaching. He has published over 35 articles and book chapters in oculoplastic and cosmetic surgery. He has presented over 100 abstracts at national meetings. He directs multiple national courses on oculoplastic and cosmetic surgery. He is frequently invited to lecture, and has been a featured and keynote speaker at meetings in the USA, India, China, Korea, Australia, and New Zealand. He has also traveled to Guatemala to volunteer his skills in reconstructive surgery for children. Dr. Nakra is certified by both the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation.  He has been past President of the Austin Ophthalmologic Association.

Dr. Nakra has many interests outside medicine, including a passion for drawing, painting and sculpture. He also is an accomplished guitar and bass guitar performer. Dr. Nakra was a celebrity dancer for Dancing with the Stars – Austin in 2012. By far, his favorite pastime is spending time with his wife and two children.

ABCS Certification

Facial Cosmetic Surgery - 2010


  • 2020

Additional Certifications

Board Certified, Cosmetic Surgery

Board Certified, Ophthalmology

Board Certified, Facial Cosmetic Surgery

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Fellow, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Past Board Member, Cosmetic Surgery Foundation

Past Board Member, American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery


Affiliate Faculty, Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin



Fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery, Ronald Strahan MD, Santa Monica CA

Fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery (AACS Certified), UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Fellowship in Oculofacial Plastic Surgery (ASOPRS Certified), UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Residency in Ophthalmology, Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Transitional Internship, St. Francis Hospital, Evanston, IL

M.D., Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL

B.A., Washington University, St. Louis, MO


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