I am a native Chicagoan who was raised in the city and attended public schools. It came as no surprise to me that I wanted to be a physician, as I come from a medical family. I was thrilled to be accepted as a member of Northwestern University's Honors Program in Medical Education. This is an accelerated proram, and I received a baccalaureate/medical degree in only six years. Upon completion of a three year general surgery residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, I was accepted in that Hospital's plastic surgery residency, one of the most highly regarded programs in the nation. I completed my three-year plastic surgery residency there.
My interest in plastic surgery was fostered by my uncle, Dr. Ira Tresley, a renowned plastic surgeon in Chicago. Hospital rounds with my uncle afforded me the opportunity to meet many of his patients and to observe firsthand the tremendous positive impact he had upon their lives. I am truly privileged to be a part of this dynamic and creative field in medicine.
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