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Professional Resume

Dr Otto Placik

Dr. Otto Placik is an accomplished, board-certified plastic surgeon with two offices in the Chicago area. Below are just a few highlights from his professional resume. You can also view Dr. Placik’s complete curriculm vitae for an in-depth view of his background.


Northwestern University
Bachelors of Science in Medicine (BSM)
1980 – 1985

Northwestern University Medical School
Medical Degree (MD)
1983 – 1987


General Surgery Internship and Residency
Northwestern University
Chairman: D L Nahrwold, MD
1987 – 1990

Plastic Surgery Residency
Northwestern University
Chiefs: B H Griffith, MD and T A Mustoe, MD
1990 – 1993


Aesthetic Reconstruction
St Joseph Hospital (Chicago)
Director: G C Burget, MD
Jul – Dec 1993

Microvascular and Hand Surgery
Davies Medical Center (San Francisco)
Director: H J Buncke, MD
Jan – Dec 1994

Recent Awards and Honors

RealSelf Top Doctor

Chicago Super Doctors

Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2014

HealthTap Top Plastic Surgeon in the Nation 2013

Best of Arlington Heights Award (USCA) 2011

Presidential Who’s Who 2010

Who’s Who among Executives and Professionals 2010

Patient’s Choice Award 2009-2013

Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award 2009-2013

Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare 2009-2010

Who’s Who in America (Breast Reconstruction) 2009

Madison’s Who’s Who 2007-2009

The Best of the US 2007

Cambridge Who’s Who 2007/2008/2010

Marquis Who’s Who in America 2005-2010

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Medical Licenses

Illinois 1987-Present

California 1990-Present

Board Certification

National Board of Medical Examiners 1988

American Board of Plastic Surgery
Part I 1994
Part II 1997

Recertification 2006
Expires 2016

Certificate for Added Qualification in Hand Surgery (Eligible) 1998

Professional Societies

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: Active Member

American College of Surgeons – Fellow

Midwest Association of Plastic Surgeons

Illinois Society of Plastic Surgery

Chicago Society of Plastic Surgery

American Medical Association

Illinois State Medical Society

Chicago Medical Society

Lipoplasty Society: Active Member (3/98) – 99

Plastic Surgery Research Council: Senior Member (4/98)

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (10/04) -2006

Metro Chicago Chapter of the American College of Surgeons

American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons (2009) 

American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (2007)

American Academy of Cosmetic Gynecologists (2007)

American Board of Plastic Surgery (1994)

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Recent Research

Clinical Facility / Denova Research
Protocol# ATX1011335
A Multicenter, Double-blind, Nontreatment, Long-term Follow-up Study of Subjects who Completed ATX-101 (Deoxycholic Acid Injection) Clinical Trials ATX-101-11-22 or ATX-101-11-23 for the Reduction of Localized Subcutaneous Fat in the Submental Area

Clinical Facility / Denova Research 
Protocol# ATX1011126
Multicenter, open-label study of ATX-101 (sodium deoxycholate injection) for the reduction of localized subcutaneous fat in the submental area

Clinical Facility / Denova Research
Protocol# 192024-043
Bimatoprost for the treatment of Eyebrow Hypotrichosis

Clinical Facility / Denova Research
Protocol# Lipo-202-CL-16 
A Multicenter, randomized, double blind, placebo controlled, dose-ranging study evaluating  the safety and efficacy of Salmeterol xinafoate (SX) in the aesthetic treatment of Disproportionate abdominal bulging due to excess subcutaneous fat in healthy, non-obese patients

Clinical Facility / Denova Research 
Protocol# S17L-001
A prospective, multicenter, within-subject controlled study of the safety and effectiveness of JUVÉDERM VOLIFT™ XC versus Restylane-L® for the correction of moderate to severe nasolabial Folds.  

Clinical Facility / Associated Plastic Surgeons, S.C.
Protocol# FX 2 
Clinical Study to determine the ability of the FX for temporary improvement of the appearance of cellulite, and for temporary reduction of thigh circumference
June 2012

Clinical Facility / Associated Plastic Surgeons, S.C.  Protocol# RAL 1  
Clinical study to determine the safety and efficacy of the Radio-Frequency Assisted Liposuction.
June 2012

Clinical Facility / Associated Plastic Surgeons, S.C.Protocol # LAB-SEN-001
A Prospective Evaluation of female External Genitalia Sensitivity to pressure/touch following simple partial vulvectomy (Labiaplasty)
December 2011

Clinical Facility / Associated Plastic Surgeons, S.C.
Protocol # NO 2004-03
Breast Reconstruction and Augmentation with Brava Enhanced Autologous Fat Micro Grafting
May 2010

Clinical Facility / DeNova Research
Protocol# Julido-002
A Multicenter, Single-Blind, Randomized, Controlled Study of the Safety and Effectiveness of JUVEDERM® Ultra XC Injectable Gel for Lip Augmentation  
September 2010 

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As of 12/19/2014