Timothy Plackett, DO, MPH

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Clinical Associate of Surgery

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.

Timothy Plackett, DO, MPH, is a fellowship-trained surgeon specializing in trauma, acute care and critical care. Dr. Plackett also performs general surgery procedures, such as gallbladder and hernia surgeries He is an active research and educator interested in evaluating pre-hospital care, management of trauma patients while in the ICU, and military medicine. Dr. Plackett also serves as the associated editor of the journal Critical Care Research and Practice.

Dr. Plackett’s experiences as an Army surgeon makes him an expert in quickly diagnosing patients and making immediate life-saving decisions that improve outcomes and quality of life. Additionally, he has extensive involvement working with other nations to build and enhance their own trauma systems.


Areas of Expertise

  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Critical Care Surgery

Medical Education

  • Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine


  • Tripler Army Medical Center


  • Tripler Army Medical Center


  • Loyola University Medical Center

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan 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 Since2006

Board Certifications

  • Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care

Languages Spoken

  • English