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Rebecca Garza, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Rebecca Garza, MD, is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon with an expertise in breast cancer reconstruction and microsurgical treatment of lymphedema, a chronic swelling of the limbs that occurs in patients who have lymph nodes removed or receive radiation therapy during cancer treatments.

Additionally, Dr. Garza performs reconstructive surgery for head and neck, extremity, and trunk conditions. She also performs aesthetic surgery of the face, breast and body.

An active researcher, Dr. Garza has studied adipose-derived stem cells and fat grafting and published clinical research on lymphedema, burn immunology, craniofacial surgery and microsurgical breast reconstruction. Dr. Garza has volunteered for mission trips in the Philippines, Mexico, and Zimbabwe, providing surgical care to the underserved and educating local physicians in reconstructive surgery.

Practice Location(s)

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

University of Chicago Medicine Center for Advanced Care at Orland Park
14290 S. La Grange Rd
Orland Park, IL 60462

Year Started Practice


Medical School

University of Illinois-Chicago

Internship & Residency

Stanford University (Plastic Surgery)


University of Chicago (Reconstructive Microsurgery)


American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (Candidate)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (Candidate)

Language(s) Spoken

Spanish (conversational)


Office Phone

(773) 702-6302

Office Fax

(773) 702-1634

Office Postal Address

Rebecca Garza, MD
University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 6035
Chicago, IL 60637

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Selected Publications

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