The Division of Pediatric Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Lurie Children’s has an outstanding reputation for treating infants, children and teens who have defects that are congenital (present at birth) or acquired. We see more patients than any other pediatric plastic surgery service in Illinois.

Our specialists​ have extensive experience in treating children of all ages. We work in multidisciplinary teams that include the following pediatric specialists:

  • Board-certified plastic surgeons
  • Dentists, including orthodontists and oral surgeons​
  • Dermatologists
  • Ear, nose and throat doctors (otolaryngologists)
  • Interventional radiologists​
  • Psychologists
  • An advanced practice nurse and pediatric nurses
  • Social workers
  • Speech therapists

The team also draws on the expertise of nearly all of the hospital’s pediatric specialties.

The division head, Arun Gosain, MD, joined Lurie Children’s in 2012, bringing his expertise in facial reanimation surgery to treat paralyzed facial muscles, in addition to his broad interest in craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery. Dr. Gosain is board certified in both general surgery and plastic surgery and has more than 20 years of experience in plastic surgery. He received advanced training in craniofacial surgery, hand surgery and microsurgery.

Nationally-Ranked Care

Lurie Children’s continues to be the #1 children's hospital in Illinois and is ranked in 9 specialties by U.S. News & World Report.


We believe in family-centered care​, which means we take care of the whole family and ensure they’re deeply involved in their child’s care. Family education and counseling is a major emphasis of our care.

A multidisciplinary team of experienced healthcare providers will treat your child. Multidisciplinary teams are essential for treating the many complex conditions that need plastic surgery. The division has an active part in several large multidisciplinary teams at Lurie Children’s, including those listed below.


This team treats cleft lip and palate and other abnormalities of the head (cranium) and face. Along with plastic surgeons, this team includes pediatric specialists from audiology, dentistry, genetics, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, oral surgery, orthodontics, otolaryngology, psychology, social services and speech and language pathology.

Vascular Lesions

This team treats abnormalities of the blood vessels (vascular lesions) involving the skin and soft tissues. These lesions include hemangiomas, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), venous malformations and lymphatic malformations. Joining plastic surgeons on this team are pediatric specialists from dermatology, interventional radiology, genetics, hematology, general pediatric surgery, ophthalmology, orthopaedic surgery, otolaryngology, psychology, rehabilitative services and social services.

Cosmetic Surgeries

Our plastic surgeons also perform cosmetic surgeries in teenagers. These procedures include rhinoplasty (nose reshaping), body contouring (such as liposuction) and enhancement of facial contour.

Our Programs

The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has developed specialized programs to treat certain conditions in the most comprehensive way possible. Browse our list of programs to learn more.

Tests & Treatments

Our physicians make every attempt to stay at the forefront of treatment advances, making sure they provide our patients with the best care possible. We take specialized and evidence-based approaches to diagnosing children’s conditions, and then seek out the best plastic surgery. Learn more about our specialized treatments by reviewing the following information:

Pediatric Plastic Surgery Specialists

Arun K. Gosain, MD

Division Head, Plastic Surgery; Children's Service Board Chair in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

Noopur Gangopadhyay, MD

Attending Physician, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

Jennifer L. McGrath, MD

Attending Physician, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

Akira Yamada, MD, PhD

Attending Physician, Plastic Surgery; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

Emily A. Loutfy, APRN-NP, FNP-BC

Family Nurse Practitioner, Plastic Surgery

Noreen Pulte, APRN-NP, PNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Plastic Surgery

Make an Appointment

We offer easy online scheduling for your child's plastic surgery needs. 

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Pediatric Plastic Surgery Research

Our multidisciplinary team of physician-scientists conducts various research projects to help promote patient care and better educate families. We hope our research efforts will improve treatment for children who need complex plastic and reconstructive surgeries.

Current studies include:

  • Trying to improve healing of facial bones
  • Investigating biologic materials that may substitute for bone in facial reconstruction
  • Evaluating the causes of premature fusion during skull development (craniosynostosis )
  • Controlling hemangiomas

Learn More About Our Laboratory Research

Our Locations

Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Lincoln Park

2515 N. Clark Street/467 W. Deming Place
Chicago, Illinois 60614-3393

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Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

225 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60611

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Westchester

Surgical Treatment Center
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, Illinois 60154

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Arlington Heights

Busse Center for Specialty Medicine
880 W. Central Rd, Ste 6400
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Lake Forest

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Campus
900 N. Westmoreland, Suite 110 (Bays Medical Office Building, 1st Floor)*
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Northbrook

1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, Illinois 60062

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in New Lenox

1870 N. Silver Cross Blvd. (formerly Clinton Street)
Suite 100
New Lenox, Illinois 60451

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Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery News & Stories

Microtia and Aural Atresia Program at Lurie Children’s with Stephen Hoff, MD, and Akira Yamada, MD, PhD

Stephen Hoff, MD, and Akira Yamada, MD, PhD, discuss both the aural and reconstructive aspects of microtia treatment, as well as the program’s team of experts offering families the most innovative therapeutic and surgical options.

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Connor finds a ‘hero’ for cleft lip and palate repair at Lurie Children’s

Connor was diagnosed with cleft lip and palate before he was born. Connor's parents were thankful to find an expert team close to their suburban Chicago home.

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Infant head shape abnormalities: Q&A with Lurie Children’s experts

A child’s soft skull in their first two years of life leaves them vulnerable to developing abnormal head shapes. 

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Montgomery’s Head Shape Corrected with Minimally Invasive Procedure

No parent wants to hear that their baby needs surgery, especially when the child is only 7 weeks old.

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Lurie Children’s Surgeon Admitted into American College of Surgeons Academy of Master Surgeon Educators

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Lurie Children’s Expertise in Surgical Care Recognized

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Private contributions help support exciting new research discoveries in pediatric plastic surgery. Gifts also allow us to hire talented healthcare professionals and train tomorrow’s specialists. We are also developing a fund for the treatment of children who may not otherwise have access to healthcare.

Your support is vital in helping us continue to make a difference in the lives of patients and families. Lurie Children’s relies on philanthropic funding to enhance its programs, services and research for children. To learn more, please e-mail the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation at or call 312.227.7500.