About

Dr. Sara R. Dickie

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Dickie joined the exemplary team at Illinois Dermatology Institute in about 2016 and is a Clinical Associate of Surgery at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

Dr. Dickie grew up in Saugatuck, Michigan just across the lake from Chicago. She gained her Bachelor of Arts degree at Oberlin College in Ohio graduating with honors in biology and a minor in dance. She attended medical school at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society for high scholastic achievement. She was also granted membership to the Arnold P. Gold Foundation’s Humanism Honor Society. This society recognizes medical students and professionals who place a high level of value in patient-centered care and promote humanistic values and behavior. These values continue to be a core concept in her delivery of honest, welcoming, patient-focused care with an easy-going and warm bedside manner.

Dr. Dickie completed plastic surgery training at the University of Chicago Medical Center in 2012. Upon completion of this 6-year residency she continued to train for one year under the directed mentorship of Dr. Bruce Bauer further specializing in pediatric plastic surgery, tissue expansion and the treatment of large and giant congenital nevi. At the completion of that year she joined him in practice for about two years.

Dr. Dickie has published multiple peer reviewed articles and book chapters about Plastic Surgery. She is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Association of Pediatric Plastic Surgeons, the American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association as well as a Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Dickie’s practice focuses on reconstructive and aesthetic surgery for all ages including infants. She strives to provide empathic care and to build lifelong relationships for those patients who may need multiple surgeries.

D. Brooks Johnson

Surgical Coordinator

Brooks hails from the Indianapolis-area and was drawn to Chicago to pursue a career in the medical field.  He is a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to client services.  No question or task ever seems too difficult.  He is an exquisitely kind and patient problem-solver.

“In Dr. Dickie’s practice, our treatment philosophy revolves around the delivery of compassionate and personalized care.  As a staff, our primary goal is to uphold this standard by assisting Dr. Dickie and patients alike.

My role is to facilitate treatment for patients directed to her care.  More specifically, I assist with insurance verification & authorization, operative scheduling, surgical clearance and multi-discipline coordination.  I believe strongly that honest communication and transparency are the basis of understanding patient desires and achieving positive outcomes.  Consistent with these principles, I hope to be of assistance if you are in need of plastic and reconstructive surgery.” -Brooks

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