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Meet Dr. Sunil Richardson


After completing his Master’s degree in maxillofacial surgery at Mangalore, India under Prof. Dr. Krishna Shama Rao, Prof. Dr. Rajendra Prasad and Prof. Dr. Krishnamurthy Bonanthaya, Dr. Richardson went on to finish a surgical fellowship offered by the then International Cleft Lip and Palate Foundation, Switzerland. Dr. Richardson is a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. After further training in various leading centers across India and abroad, he started his private practice at his hometown Nagercoil, a city very close to the southernmost tip of India, Kanyakumari.

Noted for his training, skill and pleasing nature, Dr. Richardson’s dedication and determination have been pivotal in starting and establishing this state of the art dental and facial hospital of International repute. In about the same time, Dr. Richardson has performed over 10000 facial surgeries including 5000 cleft lip and palate related surgeries. He is also a consultant craniofacial surgeon to Apollo Hospitals – Margoa, Goa and Madurai branches besides consulting regularly at Dr. Jeyasekharan Hospital, Nagercoil and AVM Hospitals, Tuticorin. He has also been recently invited to deliver guest lectures at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and Stanford University, California, USA.

Dr. Richardson has traveled across the globe and has delivered scientific presentations and invited lectures in numerous meetings and conferences. The world cleft congress at USA and Brazil, The 6th Pan Arab Conference at Jeddah, periocular workshop at Spain to name a few recent ones.

Dr. Richardson is recognized among his peers and seniors alike and has been invited to provide educational surgeries in Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Madagascar, and many other developing countries and in many centres across India. He volunteers his service for his specialty through Operation Smile (US-based International Cleft Charity ), The Smile Train ( World’s Largest Cleft Charity), Cirujanos Plaskios Mundi (CPM, Spain), Cape Craniofacial Foundation and The Rotary International. He is the proud recipient of the prestigious “Service Above Self Award”, the highest award by Rotary International for any individual.

Dr. Richardson’s background in oral and maxillofacial surgery and subsequent training in facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery gives him a unique knowledge of the face….the lips, the nose, the eyes, the jaws, the teeth, and the surrounding structures. This means that you are getting the quality and expertise that you highly deserve.