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Northwestern Medicine Names New Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Northwestern Memorial Hospital January 02, 2011

Gregory Dumanian, M.D., noted researcher and clinician will lead division

CHICAGO, IL – Northwestern Medicine today announced the installation of Gregory A. Dumanian, MD, as the new chief of the division of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Dumanian, professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery, neurological and orthopaedic surgery, has been a Feinberg faculty member since 1996 and holds appointments at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Children’s Memorial Hospital, Shriners’ Hospital for Children, the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

“The division of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Northwestern Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence in teaching, education and clinical care,” Dumanian said. “As division chief, it will be my goal to continuously advance these missions and maintain our status as one of the premier plastic surgery programs in the nation.”

Dumanian achieved national attention for his work to restore function in upper extremity amputees using multiple nerve transfers. His other clinical interests include abdominal wall reconstruction and hernia repair, breast reconstruction, hand and peripheral nerve surgery, reconstructive microsurgery and aesthetic surgery. He has published more than 65 peer-reviewed manuscripts and review articles as well as 16 book chapters.

Dumanian has delivered numerous lectures to regional, national and international groups and taught a variety of courses across the United States. He is the recipient of many teaching awards from the department of surgery and was “Teacher of the Year” in plastic surgery on five occasions. He also is currently on the editorial boards of the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Journal of Hand Surgery.

“We are pleased to announce Dr. Dumanian’s new appointment as chief of the division of plastic and reconstructive surgery,” said William L. Lowe, Jr., M.D., vice dean for academic affairs at Feinberg. “He brings a wealth of experience that will allow us to build upon the division’s exceptional capabilities in training residents, treating patients and advancing knowledge through groundbreaking research.”

Dumanian succeeds Thomas Mustoe, M.D., the Orion H. and Lucille W. Stuteville Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Feinberg, who served as division chief for 19 years. The division of plastic and reconstructive surgery is regarded as one of the country’s premier residency programs.

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