Dr. Anju Nellissery grew up in Simsbury, CT and completed her undergraduate training at the University of Connecticut where she received her B.S. in Molecular and Cell Biology. She went on to receive her D.M.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. After dental school, Dr. Nellissery completed an integrated six-year Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residency program at New York City Health and Hospitals/Kings County. During this training, she completed medical school and earned her M.D. from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine.
During her surgical residency she received extensive training in the management of impacted teeth, placement of dental implants, corrective jaw surgery, maxillofacial trauma, and pathology. She also received advanced training in general anesthesia and IV sedation. As part of her residency, she completed one year of training in general surgery, during which she was awarded the SUNY Downstate Chief Residents’ award for her commitment to patient care. In her final year of training she served as chief resident in the department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.