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ISPS is holding elections for two Member-at-Large positions.

Information on the five nominees has been provided below and ISPS members can review the candidates and cast your ballot here via Survey Monkey.

Polls will close May 12th and the results will be announced at the May 16th meeting (which you can register for here).


Medical School: University of Glasgow College of Medicine

Residency (Plastic Surgery): University of Chicago Medical Center

Fellowship (Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Craniofacial): NorthShore University Health System

Current Practice: University of Illinois-Chicago, Assistant Professor

My practice focuses on pediatric plastic surgery, craniofacial and head and neck cancer reconstruction. I would like to join the board of the Illinois society in order to become more involved at the regional level, helping to guide the educational and social curriculum for our young and upcoming plastic surgeons. My experience as a foreign graduate who completed residency and fellowship training in the US gives me a slightly different perspective that I feel improves my efficacy as a mentor to early career trainees, and I would like to work with a wider variety of residents through the society.


Medical School: Harvard Medical School

Residency (Plastic Surgery): Northwestern University Medical Center

Fellowship: Johns Hopkins & U Maryland Shock Trauma

Current Practice: Northwestern Medicine, Assistant Professor, Associate Program Director

My primary aim in joining the board is reclamation. ISPS should work more diligently to engage surgeons in the Chicago Suburbs and Downstate. There is also a role to develop sub-specialty interest groups to foster more collaboration and engagement.  


Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine

Residency (Plastic Surgery): Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Fellowship (Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery): UT-Southwest Medical Center

Fellowship (Microsurgery): UT-MD Anderson Cancer Center

Current Practice: Lurie Children’s Hospital, Northwestern Medicine, Associate Professor

I have been a proud member of ISPS since joining my current practice in Chicago in 2017.  I have found our regional society to be warm and welcoming, allowing me to socialize with my peers and contribute to the education of medical students, residents, and faculty.  I think becoming an ISPS board member as a member-at-large would be a great step towards giving back to an organization that puts on excellent educational events every two months, and help in the planning of the direction of the organization.  ISPS has allowed me to find a home away from home in Chicago with plastic surgery friends who have become family.  I think my enthusiasm, organizational skills, leadership skills, and experience with planning several national and international conferences would be assets to ISPS.


Medical School: Athens Medical School

Residency (General Surgery): Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Fellowship (Plastic Surgery): Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Fellowship (Microsurgery): Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Current practice: Rush University, Assistant Professor

I am very excited to be given the opportunity to join a team of visionary plastic surgeons and help advance our local community. The Illinois Society of Plastic Surgeons embodies a large group of enthusiastic plastic surgeons with focus on the aesthetic and reconstructive aspects of our specialty. With my contribution, I hope to help create an environment that will educate the society’s constituents on the latest advancements in our field, inspire them for evolution in their practices but more importantly, bring everyone together for networking, exchange of ideas and creation of a strong community spirit


Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine

Residency (General Surgery): University of South Alabama Hospitals

Fellowship (Plastic Surgery): University of Mississippi Medical Center

Current Practice: Loyola Medicine, Assistant Professor, Program Director

I joined Loyola in 2018.  I have recently assumed the role of Program Director of our residency program at Loyola.  As part of the ISPS board, I can use my position to help promote more resident and student involvement with our network of Illinois plastic surgeons.   I would like to be involved with the ISPS effort to create and plan resident education modules.    I think the ISPS board would benefit from having Loyola University representation as we have a unique location along the western suburbs of Chicago.

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