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Lawrence J. Gottlieb, MD

Professor of Surgery

Director, Burn and Complex Wound Center

Dr. Lawrence Gottlieb is an internationally known reconstructive plastic surgeon. He has clinical and research interests in reconstructive microsurgery, and the care of patients with burn injuries, difficult wounds, or complex reconstructive needs. Dr. Gottlieb works on many multidisciplinary teams to provide comprehensive, state-of-art treatment for a wide variety of adult and pediatric patients.

He serves as program director of the reconstructive microsurgery fellowship. Dr. Gottlieb is also an active member of the Head and Neck Cancer Tumor Board, the Melanoma Tumor Board, the Center for Pelvic Health and the Genitourinary Reconstructive Team. In addition, he is a faculty member of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics.

Practice Location

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

Year Started Practice


Board Certification

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Medical School

Penn State University College of Medicine


Yale University
University of Southern California


American Association of Plastic Surgeons
American Burn Association
American College of Surgeons
American Medical Association
American Society for Peripheral Nerve
American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeon
American Society of Plastic Surgery
Association for Academic Surgery
Chicago Medical Society
Chicago Society of Plastic Surgery
International Society for Burn Injuries
Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons
Plastic Surgery Research Council
Society of Head and Neck Surgeons
Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery
Surgical Infection Society
World Professional Association for Transgender Health
Wound Healing Society
World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-6302

Office Postal Address

Lawrence J. Gottlieb, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 6035
Chicago, IL 60637

Clinical Interests

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Read More About Dr. Gottlieb

Dr. Gottlieb is the director of the University of Chicago Burn and Complex Wound Center.

Manoj Rana arrived at the Burn Center with more than 90 percent of his body burned. Learn how Dr. Gottlieb and his team helped Manoj fight for his life -- and win. » Read Manoj's story.

Dr. Gottlieb performed a series of procedures to reconstruct Gary Hoffman's jaw and lower face after a previous surgery for oral cancer done at another hospital failed. »Read Gary's story.

Dr. Gottlieb is a member of the Center for Pelvic Health care team.

Selected Publications

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