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Mimis Cohen, MD, FACS , FAAP

Professor and Chief
Divisions of Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Mt. Sinai Medical Center

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Mimis Cohen, MD, FACS
Division of Plastic Surgery - M/C 958
University of Illinois at Chicago
820 South Wood Street - Suite 515 CSN
Chicago, IL 60612-7316

Phone: (312) 996-9313
(312) 413-0495

Surgical Specialties Clinic at the University of Illinois:
(312) 355-4300

UIC Craniofacial Center Clinic: (312) 996-7546

Academic Appointment:

Professor of Surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Training and Degrees

MD - University of Athens, Greece
Internship and General Surgery Training: University of Athens, Greece
General Surgery Training: University of Illinois at Chicago
Plastic Surgery Training: University of Illinois at Chicago
Fellowship - Head & Neck Surgery: Roswell Park Memorial Institute, Buffalo, New York
Board Certification: General Surgery: Board of Surgery, Greece, 1976
Plastic Surgery - American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1983

Practice Philosophy

As a University Professor and Division Chief with extensive clinical and teaching experience, I am in the forefront of my specialty. I bring to my patients the knowledge and experience of the state-of-the-art procedures, as well as the emerging new techniques and innovations in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Successful results and high level of patient satisfaction occur with close cooperation between the surgeon and the patients.
I provide all patients with an extensive preoperative interview and evaluation. I listen carefully to all their requests and expectations.
I discuss with them all available surgical procedures and recommend the most appropriate one(s) based on my assessment and experience, and the patient's appearance, requests, needs, and realistic expectations.

Clinical Expertise

Cosmetic surgery of the face, body and extremities
Body contouring after bariatric surgery
Cleft lip and palate, pediatric plastic surgery.
Breast surgery and reconstruction.
Maxillofacial trauma.
Skin cancer.

Research Interests

Cleft lip and palate, reconstructive surgery

Membership in Professional Organizations

American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Association of Plastic Surgeons
American Cleft Palate Association
American Society of Maxillofacial Surgery
American Academy of Pediatrics (subspeciality fellows)
Chicago Society of Plastic Surgery
American College of Surgeons
Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons


Best Doctor 2008
President, Chicago Society of Plastic Surgeons
President, American Association of Pediatric Plastic Surgery


Author of 132 original articles in peer reviewed plastic surgery literature.

Editor of "Mastery of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery." 3 Volumes, Little Brown and Company, Boston, Massachusetts, 1994.

Co-editor of "Unfavorable Results in Plastic Surgery: Avoidence and Treatment." Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2001.

The University of Illinois Physicians Group and Medical Center proudly honors most major health insurance plans. In addition, our business office team has tailored discounted financial packages for self pay patients, patients with health benefit plans not offered at the University of Illinois Medical Center, or patients in need of cosmetic procedures typically not covered by insurance. Whatever your healthcare needs – whatever your financial status, rest assured our expert physicians and business team are standing by to serve you.


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