Meet Karishma Reddy, MD

Karishma Reddy, MD is a board-eligible plastic surgeon committed to helping patients feel beautiful through state-of-the-art cosmetic and reconstructive procedures at Richmond Aesthetic Surgery. She has maintained a lifelong passion for helping people feel more confident in their bodies and is excited to bring her talents to the Richmond community. While originally an Atlanta native, Dr. Reddy attended the University of Miami after being awarded the Dean’s Scholarship. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in neuroscience and psychobiology and graduated with honors.

Dr. Reddy received her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and graduated at the top 5% of her medical college class. In her time in medical school she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical society, Phi Kappa Phi honor society, as well as the Gold Humanism Honor Society for her outstanding academic and clinical accomplishments.

Dr. Karishma Reddy
Dr. Karishma Reddy

Following medical school, she matched into a competitive integrated plastic surgery residency program at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She rigorously trained at UNC for six years doing over 2000 plastic and reconstructive surgeries of the face, breast, and body. During her time in training she was awarded the Keith Amos Clinical Excellence in Breast Surgery Award as well as many other accolades. She has also authored multiple peer-reviewed publications in breast surgery and has presented her research at multiple national conferences.

Dr. Reddy performs the full range of aesthetic surgery with a special interest in breast and body aesthetic surgery as well as breast reconstruction for breast cancer patients. When not in the operating room, she enjoys spending time with her husband on the golf course or in the kitchen making South Asian-based cuisine. She is a mom to her sweet one-year old boy, Kian, and stays busy trying to keep up with him. As a mother herself, Dr. Reddy has learned firsthand the changes that pregnancy and time can have on a woman’s body. Dr. Reddy is thrilled to join Richmond Aesthetic Surgery and is excited to help you meet your aesthetic goals whatever they may be.

Dr. Karisma Reddy and other staff at Richmond Aesthetic Surgery
Dr. Karishma Reddy performing surgery

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Educational Background

Received her bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Miami- Coral Gables, Florida.

Received her Doctorate in Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia- Augusta, Georgia.

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Medical College of Georgia campusAugusta University Medical College of Georgia

Surgical Training

Dr. Reddy completed a highly competitive integrated plastic surgery residency training at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill, NC. During her training, she was awarded the Keith Amos Clinical Excellence in Breast Surgery Award as well as many other accolades. She additionally authored multiple peer-reviewed publications which can be seen below.

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Honors/Awards

  • Top Plastic Surgery Inservice Training Exam Score Award
  • Keith Amos Clinical Excellence in Breast Surgery Award
  • Merck Manual Award
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Medical College of Georgia Dean’s Summer Research Fellow
  • Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society
  • Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society
  • University of Miami Dean’s Scholarship Recipient
  • Member of the University of Miami Honors Program

Research and Publications

Dr. Reddy has a rigorous academic passion for research in the field of plastic surgery and has previously authored several publications as well as presentations at both local and national plastic surgery conferences. Dr. Reddy is committed to offering her patients the latest techniques and advances in the field of aesthetics.

Publications

  • Peer-Reviewed Publications
    • Reddy, K., Nayyar, A., Strassle, P., Moses, C., Roughton, M., Gallagher, K., & McGuire, K. Temporal trends in immediate post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. 72: 513-527, March 2019.
    • Reddy, K., Strassle, P., & McGuire, K. Role of Age, Tumor Grade, and Radiation Therapy on Immediate Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction. Clinical Breast Cancer. December 2017.
    • Reddy, K., & Yu, J. The Impact of Electronic Medical Record Implementation on the Outpatient Volumes of a Mid-Size Academic Center. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 73: 330-332, September 2014.
  • Abstracts Accepted for Poster Presentation
    • Reddy, K., Nayyar, A., Strassle, P., Roughton, M., Gallagher, K., & McGuire, K. “Regional Variations in Use of Post-Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction for Breast Cancer Patients.” Presented at Nathan A. Womack Surgical Society Meeting, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C. June 7th, 2019.
    • Reddy, K., Strassle, P., & McGuire, K. “Temporal Trends in Immediate Post-Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction.” Presented at the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons 61st Annual Scientific Meeting, Palm Beach, FL. June 20, 2018
    • Reddy, K., Strassle, P., & McGuire, K. “Temporal Trends in Immediate Post-Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction.” Presented at Nathan A. Womack Surgical Society Meeting, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. June 16th, 2017.
    • Reddy, K., Strassle, P., & McGuire, K. “Post-Mastectomy Reconstruction Rates: Does Tumor Biology and Radiation Therapy have a Greater Effect in Younger Women?” Presented at Annual Southeastern Surgical Congress, Nashville, TN. February 25th-28th, 2017.
    • Reddy, K., Strassle, P., & McGuire, K. “Post-mastectomy reconstruction rates: Does tumor biology and radiation therapy have a greater effect in younger women?” Presented at the third annual George F. Sheldon Resident Research Symposium, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. May 18th, 2016.
    • Reddy, K., Strassle, P., & McGuire, K. “Post-mastectomy reconstruction rates: Does tumor biology and radiation therapy have a greater effect in younger women?” Presented at the Nathan A. Womack Surgical Society Research Day, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. May 5th, 2016. Awarded poster of distinction.
    • Reddy, K., Gnana-Prakasam, J., Ganapathy, V. “Hepatic production of the iron-regulatory hormone hepcidin: Role of the gut-liver axis.” Presented at the Annual Medical Scholars Research Day, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA. September 24th, 2012.
  • Abstracts Accepted for Oral Presentation
    • Reddy, K., Kugar, M., & Wood, J. “3-Dimensional Cleft Lip Repair Simulation Enhances Surgical Knowledge and Procedural Comfort of Plastic Surgery Residents.” Oral presentation at the North Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting, October 24th, 2020. (Presentation given virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions).
    • Reddy, K., Kugar, M., & Wood, J. “Does 3-Dimensional Cleft Lip Repair Simulation Enhance Surgical Knowledge and Procedural Comfort of Plastic Surgery Residents?” Oral presentation at annual American Society of Plastic Surgery meeting, San Francisco, CA. October 16th-19th, 2020. (Presentation given virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions).
    • Reddy, K., Nayyar, A., Strassle, P., Roughton, M., Gallagher, K., & McGuire, K. “Regional Variations in Use of Post-Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction for Breast Cancer Patients.” Oral presentation at Joint North Carolina Society and South Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting, Kiawah, SC. November 2nd-4th, 2018.
    • Reddy, K., Strassle, P., & McGuire, K. “The Role of Age, Tumor Biology, and Radiation Therapy on Post-Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction.” Oral presentation at George F. Sheldon Resident Research Symposium, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. April 26th, 2017. Awarded second place.
    • Reddy, K., Strassle, P., & McGuire, K. “The Role of Age, Tumor Biology, and Radiation Therapy on Post-Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction.” Oral presentation at 12th annual Academic Surgical Congress, Las Vegas, NV. February 7th-9th, 2017.