Julie E. Park, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Julie E. Park, MD, is a specialist in reconstructive microsurgery and breast reconstruction. She has expertise in perforator flap breast reconstruction, which is only performed at a few dedicated centers nationwide. By minimizing the use of muscle that the patient will need after surgery, this advanced technique enables quicker recovery than traditional procedures.

Dr. Park offers a full range of breast reconstruction options, including using patients’ own tissues or breast implants. She works with patients to develop individually optimized treatment plans, by taking into consideration the preferences, priorities, and physical health of each person. Dr. Park also performs oncoplastic surgery to reconstruct defects after some lumpectomies, in order to avoid contour deformities after radiation therapy. This therapy requires close communication between the plastic surgeon, breast surgeon, and radiation oncologist. Dr. Park is able to provide this type of specialized, coordinated care, because she is a member of our multidisciplinary team of breast cancer care experts. She also performs breast reductions, breast augmentations, abdominoplasty, and liposuction.

Dr. Park has a longstanding interest in women’s health. She is dedicated to improving quality of life for women who have breast cancer or a strong family history of breast cancer, by performing and researching reconstructive procedures. Her research interests include patient outcomes and patient satisfaction in breast reconstruction.

Practice Location

Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice

2007

Board Certification

Plastic Surgery

Medical School

Johns Hopkins University

Internship

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore

Residency

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore

Fellowship

Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore

Memberships

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery
Illinois Society of Plastic Surgeons
Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons

Language Spoken

English

Office Phone

(773) 702-6302

Office Fax

(773) 702-1634

Office Postal Address

Julie E. Park, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 6035
Chicago, IL 60637


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Clinical Interests

  • Breast reconstruction after surgical treatment of breast cancer
  • Microsurgical perforator flaps for breast reconstruction (DIEP, SIEA, TUG)
  • Oncoplastic breast reconstruction
  • Patient reported outcomes, satisfaction, and quality of life in breast reconstruction
  • Microsurgery
  • Breast reductions
  • Breast augmentation
  • Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
  • Liposuction

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Read More About Dr. Park

Dr. Park specializes in breast reconstruction using tissues from other areas in the patient's body. Learn more about these procedures:

As a member of our multidisciplinary breast cancer care team, Dr. Park collaborates with other skilled specialists to provide effective, individualized care for breast cancer patients.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Park's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.