Purushottam Nagarkar, M.D.

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Mohs Reconstruction


Purushottam Nagarkar, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in hand surgery, and microsurgical reconstructive techniques, and Mohs reconstructive surgery, and sees patients at the UT Southwestern Plastic Surgery Clinic in Frisco.

Dr. Nagarkar earned his medical degree at UT Southwestern, where he also completed his residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He received advanced training in hand and microsurgery through a fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles.

As a hand surgeon, Dr. Nagarkar’s clinical interests include the full spectrum of hand surgery – hand and wrist trauma, arthritis, nerve decompression, and Dupuytren's disease, and more –as well as. He also specializes in reconstructive microsurgery and breast and body contouring surgery.

He is also currently researching strategies to improve resident interviewing, selection, and training using big data analysis. He has developed a test preparation and study software for surgical residents, and he created and hosts a plastic surgery education podcast called “Leveling Up” through the journal Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open, on whose editorial board he serves.

Dr. Nagarkar has published extensively in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Annals of Plastic Surgery, and the Journal of Graduate Medical Education, among other peer-reviewed journals. He was included in D Magazine's Best Doctors in Collin County list for 2021.

Meet Dr. Nagarkar

Specialized Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery in Frisco

Purushottam Nagarkar, M.D., has always had a wide variety of interests. Before he chose a career in medicine, he was an electrical engineer and worked for several years in management consulting. But medicine inspired him, and plastic surgery has given him the opportunity to hone his expertise in a field that presents endless variety.

Dr. Nagarkar’s clinical expertise is in hand surgery and in microsurgery procedures for reconstructing tissue anywhere in the body – from the scalp to the feet – as well as aesthetic procedures such as breast and body contouring.

“Plastic surgery is truly restorative surgery,” he says. “Everything we do has the goal of returning patients to their better selves. That might be reconstructing a patient's face after cancer treatment or helping a patient with rheumatoid arthritis regain the ability to use her hands.”

No matter what procedure he’s called to perform, Dr. Nagarkar says it’s vital to him that his patients understand the pros and cons of all options. “Each patient is unique, and there are no cookie-cutter solutions,” he notes.

Dr. Nagarkar is also proud to bring the benefits of academic medicine to Frisco. “Our focus is always on taking care of patients,” he says, “and it’s gratifying to provide the people of Frisco access to the type of high-level, patient-focused care that UT Southwestern is known for.”

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Education & Training
  • Fellowship - UCLA Medical Center (2016-2017), Hand & Microsurgery
  • Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (2006-2010)
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2010-2016), Plastic Surgery
Honors & Awards
  • D Magazine Best Doctor 2022
  • D Magazine Best Doctors in Collin County 2021

Clinical Focus

  • Hand Surgery
  • Mohs Reconstruction
  • Hand & Wrist Conditions
  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction After Cancer
  • Facial Plastic Surgery

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