When plastic and reconstructive surgeon Christina Tragos, MD, meets patients for the first time, she wants to give them the feeling of hope. She also wants to give them options.

She serves as the co-director of the Rush Craniofacial Center, a comprehensive multidisciplinary clinic specializing in the care of children and families with craniofacial anomalies. Between 80 and 90 percent of her patients are children. Her specialty has led her to do all types of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery for patients suffering from congenital anomalies, accidents, injuries and cancer.

What Dr. Tragos loves most is talking with her patients. She’s not just there for the operation. She’s there to spend time with patients — to find out what interests them and what’s important in their lives. She wants to gain a better understanding of what motivated a patient to make an appointment in the first place.

She knows it can be intimidating to meet a new doctor for the first time, especially for children. She strives to make patients feel comfortable during their initial visit, and to ease their fears by listening to their wishes and their concerns.

Education & Experience

  • University of Washington Medical Center
  • Rush University Medical Center
Medical School
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago

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Office Locations


Rush University Medical Center - Professional Building

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