When Amir Dorafshar, MD, began his medical career, he thought he wanted to be a heart surgeon. But you could say he had a change of heart when he felt what a privilege it was to help patients who needed reconstructive surgery.

That feeling started during his plastic and reconstructive residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He took an immediate interest in patients who needed facial reconstruction due to a major accident or illness. Then, during his fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital, he pursued his passion for craniofacial surgery. He helped to further develop the fields of craniofacial microsurgery, virtual surgical planning in craniofacial surgery and bone tissue engineering.

Now at Rush University Medical Center, he’s the John W. Curtin, MD, Endowed Professor, chairperson and program director of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is also director of the Integrated Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency Program. During his illustrious career, he’s been a mentor to multiple undergraduate and graduate students, medical students, residents and fellows. He’s co-authored more than 160 indexed articles, written several book chapters and co-edited a leading textbook on facial trauma surgery.

His practice focuses on both reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery options for patients. Whether it’s helping a patient who is suffering from facial deformities due to cancer or a patient who wants a facelift, he feels honored to gain a patient’s a trust and work together to solve their problem.

Areas of Focus

Education & Experience

Board Certifications
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • The University of Chicago Medical Center
Medical School
  • University of Manchester School of Medical Sciences, England

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Office Locations


Rush University Medical Center - Professional Building

1725 W. Harrison St.
Suite 425
Chicago, IL 60612
United States

Women’s Health Institute of Illinois – Oak Lawn

Women’s Health Institute of Illinois – Oak Lawn

5851 W. 95th St.
Suite 300
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
United States