Sudheer Surpure, M.D., D.D.S., F.A.C.S.

Meet Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon Dr. Surpure

Dr. Surpure

As Flagstaff’s only full time board certified Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Surpure has had his work featured on the front page of the Arizona Republic as well as on NBC news in Phoenix.  He is a native of Oklahoma, he began his education there receiving a BA in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma. He then entered the University of Oklahoma College Of Dentistry receiving his DDS degree in 1999. While in dental school he developed an interest in facial reconstructive surgery and decided to pursue further training in this area. He entered medical school at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and received his MD in 2002. He also did his general surgery internship there in 2002-2003 followed by his oral and maxillofacial surgery training which concluded in 2005. Following completion of his residency, he worked for and helped found the Division of Maxillofacial Surgery at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Clara, California.  Spending almost three years there focusing primarily on orthognathic (corrective jaw surgery) and maxillofacial pathology, he also served as an affiliated clinical instructor in Plastic Surgery at Stanford Medical Center. Following his time at Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Surpure was selected to pursue a highly sought after a fellowship in facial aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery at The Ohio State Medical Center and Grant Medical Center under the guidance of Dr. T. William Evans. During his fellowship training, Dr. Surpure received training in all areas of facial cosmetic surgery as well as adjunctive procedures such as Botox and filler injections.

Upon completion of his fellowship, he was in private practice in both Phoenix, AZ, and San Francisco, CA before joining the faculty at Banner-University Medical Center in Phoenix in 2013. In 2014, he was promoted to and subsequently held the role of both the OMFS Residency Program Director and OMFS Division Chief for six years at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix. During this time, Dr. Surpure was able to gain full accreditation for the OMFS residency program and also oversaw the transition of the oral and maxillofacial surgery service becoming the main provider of facial trauma care at this busy Level I trauma center. In addition to facial trauma, Dr. Surpure routinely provided his expertise in the management of head and neck infections, management of benign pathology including osteomyelitis and osteoradionecrosis, and corrective jaw surgery. He stayed current with the latest oral and maxillofacial surgery techniques by having an active role in education in both the Oral and Maxillofacial and also the General Surgery residency programs. Having performed over 1,200 operating room procedures in the last four years, in 2020 Dr. Surpure made the decision to start Grand Canyon Oral and Facial Surgery so he could focus exclusively on patient care instead of being part of the corporate medicine culture.

Dr. Surpure has been active in a variety of research projects, the results of which have been published in several national maxillofacial surgery journals as well as being presented at various surgical society meetings.

His clinical interests include facial trauma, facial/jaw reconstructive surgery, management of benign oral and maxillofacial pathology, sleep apnea, and routine oral surgery.

When Dr. Surpure is not busy working he enjoys hanging out with his family and dog, traveling, reading, and outdoor activities particularly golf, tennis, and skiing.