Dr. Bharat Ranganath's Bio

Amazing doctor with impeccable technique!! Bharat gave me quite a few stitches for a severe facial laceration, and I dreaded a huge scar. Thanks to him, my scar will be minimal and he patched me up beautifully (even my follow up doctor said so!) I am blessed Bharat was assigned to me when I needed stitching.

~Self-verified patient of Dr. Bharat Ranganath

Dr. Bharat Ranganath is a highly-experienced, award-winning plastic surgeon that has dedicated his professional career to serving patients and their unique needs. As one of the top surgeons in South Florida, Dr. Ranganath has been honored with numerous accolades recognizing his exceptional skill and unfailing commitment to serving his community. His warm personality and compassionate approach allow patients to feel calm and comfortable through every step of the surgical process and beyond. 

One of the characteristics that set Dr. Ranganath apart is his passion for pursuing excellence and ongoing education. This passion has led him to participate in highly immersive training and build a remarkably diverse skill set. It is this dedication to the knowledge that has established Dr. Ranganath as an expert in serving patients with complex cases, offering solutions that so many other surgeons are unable to. 

From his earliest years of education and training, Dr. Ranganath has demonstrated his willingness to go above and beyond in the name of excellence. He’s helped to further the field through his participation in various research studies and professional publications, redesigned the Microvascular Anastomosis Curriculum at the Surgery Lehigh Valley Health Network, and led his peers as a member of the ASPS Legislative Action Committee (LAC) and the Robert H. Ivy Pennsylvania Plastic Surgery Society


Honors & Awards

Dr. Ranganath’s hard work and passion have not gone unnoticed by his peers. He has been honored with several awards for both his professional and charitable efforts. After contributing significantly to the efforts of Health Outreach Project (HOP) Clinics managed by Drexel University College of Medicine, he received the Community Service Award for his role as a Board Leader. In 2013, he was nominated for the Golden Apple Resident Teaching Award, in recognition of his exemplary work as an educator of medical students. 


Education & Experience

After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Drexel University, Dr. Ranganath went on to complete his medical degree at the Drexel University College of Medicine. There, he was awarded acceptance to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society. Upon completion of his degree, Dr. Ranganath completed a six-year residency, specializing in plastic surgery at the well-respected Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allen. During the residency, he established an excellent range of skills and experience, including cosmetic surgery, cancer reconstruction, congenital abnormalities, trauma, and more. 

Following the completion of his residency, Dr. Ranganath continued to expand upon his professional experience. He was accepted to the highly competitive Microsurgery Fellowship at New York City’s world-famous Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Here he worked closely with some of the world’s best surgeons and industry leaders. This unique opportunity has led Dr. Ranganath to develop advanced skills and explore groundbreaking techniques. These skills now make it possible for him to offer patients an incredible variety of surgical solutions. In addition to standard surgical techniques, Dr. Ranganath’s highly-specialized expertise allows him to serve patients with extremely complex needs. His specialized procedures include facial reanimation, limb salvage, lymph node transplant, head, and neck reconstructions and cutting-edge breast reconstruction including unique options for breast cancer reconstruction after a mastectomy.


Giving Back to the Community

Today, Dr. Ranganath has earned a well-respected reputation as one of the best plastic surgeons in Florida. Not only does he change the lives of countless patients in the South Florida area, but he also contributes to the global community through his volunteer surgical missions around the world. From completing reconstructive surgeries for burn victims in India to repair cleft palates for children in Peru, Dr. Ranganath has a passion for utilizing his skills and training to give back whenever possible.