Institute for Plastic Surgery

The Springfield, Illinois-based Institute has grown to include an outstanding team of physicians, a thriving residency and fellowship program, an excellent hand surgery and therapy center, and attractive facilities. Its expert faculty and staff specialize in microsurgery, hand surgery and therapy, reconstructive surgery, aesthetic surgery, and specialized care in the treatment of burns and problem wounds.


Compassionate care, superior results

The Institute for Plastic Surgery is committed to achieving the highest standard of excellence in all areas of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Reconstructive plastic surgery strives to restore appearance and function for patients with defects resulting from trauma, infection, tumors, burns, birth defects or disease. Cosmetic or aesthetic plastic surgery attempts to improve the patient's appearance.

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Hand Surgery Fellowship

The SIU Institute for Plastic Surgery offers a one-year Hand Surgery Fellowship. Within this program, fellows will see a large variety and volume of hand pathologies and surgical procedures including fracture treatment, nerve injury and treatment, local, regional, and free flaps for hand wound care. Fellows will learn and practice the principles of plastic surgery as it applies to hand surgery.


Plastic Surgery Residency

SIU’s Institute for Plastic Surgery is an integrated plastic surgery training program that is designed to give residents a diverse experience in plastic surgery and its subspecialty areas. Two positions per year are filled in a 6-year integrated program approved by the ACGME which involves matching through the NRMP into a program during your senior year of medical school.

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Latest news

2020 Department of Surgery Teaching Awards Announced

Congratulations, 2020 Department of Surgery Teaching Award Recipients! Teaching awards are given every year and are granted based on a review of all evaluations of residents and faculty by medical

Hand surgery research grant awarded to plastic surgery, orthopedic divisions

The Division of Orthopedic Surgery and Institute for Plastic Surgery have been awarded the J. Leonard Goldner Pioneer Research Award for their grant proposal: “LGR+ Stem Cells Augment Osteogenesis on
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COVID-19 Update: Personal protective equipment donations needed for health care workers

At the request of HSHS Illinois (including HSHS St. John’s Hospital and HSHS Medical Group), Memorial Health System, Springfield Clinic and SIU Medicine, Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach will start
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SIU Institute for Plastic Surgery Patient to Take Center Stage at New York Fashion Week

Breast cancer survivor and SIU Institute for Plastic Surgery patient Susan Danenberger will have the opportunity to show what life can look like after breast cancer while at New York Fashion Week