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Julia F. Corcoran, M.D.

Julia F. Corcoran, M.D.

Julia Corcoran, M.D., MHPE, of the Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago plastic surgery team, is a recognized specialist in the field, both for her skills as a surgeon and her work as educator of future physicians and surgeons. Dr. Corcoran is a board-certified craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgeon. She is an adjunct associate professor of surgery and medical education at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has served as attending surgeon and director of pediatric plastic surgery education at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. In the late 90s, Dr. Corcoran also worked as a staff physician at our sister Shriners Hospital in Cincinnati in the pediatric burn unit.

Special interests include cleft lip and palate, reconstructive plastic surgery, vascular birthmarks, developmental breast anomalies, including asymmetric growth, macromastia and gynecomastia, and surgical education.

Dr. Corcoran is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Surgeons, American Cleft Palate Association, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons and the American Association of Plastic Surgeons. She is a past president of the Midwest Association of Plastic Surgeons and the Illinois Society of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Cocoran also served as a contributing editor for plastic surgery for the American Academy of Pediatrics Grand Rounds.

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  • M.D., University of Missouri, cum laude
  • Graduate, Master in Health Professionals Education, University of Illinois – Chicago
  • Residency, Southern Illinois University Hospitals, General Surgery
  • Residency, University of Cincinnati Hospital, Plastic Surgery
  • Fellowship, International Craniofacial Institute, Dallas, Texas