Sara R. Dickie, MD
Clinical Instructor, Director of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Dr. Sara Dickie is a Board Certified attending Plastic Surgeon who recently joined the exemplary team at the Illinois Dermatology Institute. She is also a Clinical Associate of Surgery at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Dickie grew up in Michigan just across the lake from Chicago. She gained her Bachelor of Arts degree at Oberlin College in Ohio graduating with honors in biology and a minor in dance. She attended medical school at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society for high scholastic achievement. She was also granted membership to the Arnold P. Gold Foundation’s Humanism Honor Society. This society recognizes medical students and professionals who place a high level of value in patient-centered care and promote humanistic values and behavior. These values continue to be a core concept in her delivery of honest, welcoming, patient-focused care with an easy-going and warm bedside manner.
Dr. Dickie completed plastic surgery training at the University of Chicago Medical Center in 2012. Upon completion of this 6-year residency she studied for a year under the directed mentorship of Dr. Bruce Bauer in order to further specialize in pediatric plastic surgery. At the completion of that year she joined him in practice, which further refined her skill with soft tissue techniques.
Dr. Dickie has published multiple peer reviewed articles and book chapters in Plastic Surgery. She is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Association of Pediatric Plastic Surgeons, the American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association and a diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Dickie’s practice focuses on reconstructive surgery for all ages including infants. She strives to provide empathic care and to build lifelong relationships for those patients who may need multiple surgeries.
Dr. Dickie’s areas of interest and surgical expertise include:
Pediatric Plastic Surgery
- Birthmark and mole removal including large and giant nevi
- Tissue expansion
- Scar revision
- Laceration repair
- Cleft lip and palate repair or revision
- Congenital deformities of the face
- Ear splinting for prominent or misshapen ears (2-4 weeks old)
- Removal of extra digits
- Removal of ear tags
- Burn care and skin grafting
- Gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction)
Adult Plastic Surgery
- Surgical treatment of skin cancer including Mohs reconstruction
- Reconstructive surgery
- Frozen section
- Scar revision
- Cosmetic mole removal
- Breast surgery including reduction, augmentation and lift
- Body contouring
- Facial cosmetic surgery including blepharoplasty, browlift, face and neck lift
- Breast reduction