Dr. SM Balaji


About Dr. SM Balaji

S.M. Balaji is an Oral and Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgeon from Chennai, India. He is the Director-Consultant of Balaji Dental and Craniofacial Hospital, which is a globally renowned center for cranio-maxillofacial deformity correction surgery. He is the current Editor-in-Chief of the Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery (AMS), a PubMed indexed and scopus journal and Executive Editor of the Indian Journal of Dental Research (IJDR). He is the Past President of the International College of Dentists (ICD) India, Sri Lanka & Nepal Section, Past President of International Association of Dental Research-Asia Pacific region (IADR-APR) and IADR Student Training and Research (STAR) network


To his credit he has received numerous awards including the prestigious Dr. B.C. Roy National Award, the highest of the Medical Council of India. An acclaimed speaker at national and international conferences, he has received the Dr. Ginwallah Trophy, the highest of the Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of India twice. He has won various best scientific research awards including the ‘Modus Award of Merit, which comes with a cash award of 50,000 Yen, for the Best Innovative Surgical Technique at the 6th Asian Maxillofacial Conference, Tokyo.

He was awarded the highest scientific “Prof. David Precious Award” for his research into protein guided tissue regeneration procedures for repair of orofacial clefts at the 12th World Cleft and Craniofacial Congress held in Leipzig, Germany. This award comes with a cash prize of US $1000. He received the award from the world renowned craniomaxillofacial surgeon, Prof. Kenneth Salyer, President, International Cleft Lip and Palate Foundation.

He has also delivered various orations including the prestigious Dr. M.S. Ginwallah Oration, the highest oration of the Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of India and the highly esteemed Dr R Ahmed Oration, the highest Oration of the Indian Dental Association. He has also represented the nation at various International forums including the ADA, FDI and IADR.

He has been awarded the Brammaiah Sastri Award for ground breaking research findings in the field of reconstructive surgery using bone morphogenetic proteins by the Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists.



Harvar University, Cambridge Business


Managing Director, Balaji Dental and Craniofacial Hospital


20 years of experience