Lawrence J. Gottlieb, MD

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Surgery, Head and Neck Cancer | More

Professor of Surgery Director, Burn and Complex Wound Center

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.

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Lawrence J. Gottlieb, MD, 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 the director of the UChicago Medicine Burn and Complex Wound Center, which has been verified by the American Burn Association and the Committee of Trauma of the American College of Surgeons for the past 15 years. 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.

Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • Penn State College of Medicine

Residency

  • Yale New Haven Hospital; Keck Medicine of University of Southern California

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Midwestern Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Burn Association
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • Society of Head and Neck Surgeons
  • Surgical Infection Society
  • World Professional Association for Transgender Health
  • Wound Healing Society
  • Plastic Surgery Research Council
  • American Medical Association
  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • International Society for Burn Injuries
  • Chicago Medical Society
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Illinois Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • American Society for Peripheral Nerve
  • World Society For Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1984

Board Certifications

  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English