About The Practice

Tanuj Nakra, MD, FACS is a triple board-certified facial & ophthalmic plastic surgeon. After residency and fellowship training at the University of California – Los Angeles, he served on the UCLA faculty and established a private practice in Beverly Hills and in Santa Barbara. He moved in 2008 to join TOC in Austin, TX. He has been recognized as a Top Doctor by Austin Monthly, Texas Monthly, Castle Connolly, and Who’s Who in Medicine annually since 2012.

Dr. Nakra is committed to education and serves on the Clinical Faculty of the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin, and is a Fellowship Director in Facial Cosmetic Surgery for the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He has been an invited keynote speaker at major conferences around the world, training other surgeons in the latest techniques, including his own signature cosmetic procedures. Dr. Nakra has authored over 50 peer-reviewed scientific articles and has multiple ongoing grant-supported research projects in the field of reconstructive and cosmetic facial surgery. In the past, he has served on the Executive Committee of the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery, as a Board Member of the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation, and as the President of the Austin Ophthalmological Society.

Born in London, England, Dr. Nakra was educated at Washington University in St. Louis, Rush Medical College in Chicago, and UCLA. His scientific expertise and vast experience in facial aesthetics led to his co-founding of Global Beauty Science Inc., which recently launched its flagship brand, AVYA Skincare.

Dr. Nakra has many interests outside medicine, including a passion for the fine arts and music.  He is an avid runner and recently completed the Austin Marathon.  He and his wife are long-time supporters of Ballet Austin and the Center for Child Protection. His favorite pastime is spending time cooking or hiking with his wife, two children, and their rescue dog.

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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