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Dean Toriumi, M.D.


Dean Toriumi, MD

TITLE: Head of the Division of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
College of Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago
   
BACKGROUND: Dean M. Toriumi, MD is a full time faculty member of the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, and Head of the Division of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. He is a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty (cosmetic surgery of the nose), blepharoplasty (cosmetic surgery to remove excess eyelid skin and fat), rhytidectomy (cosmetic surgery to remove wrinkles of the face, "facelift") as well as several other cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures of the head and neck. Dr. Toriumi strives for a "natural look" when performing any facial plastic surgical procedure, avoiding the "upturned, pixie nose" or "mask-like face". With artistry, skill and meticulous technique, Dr. Toriumi contours a nose or face, preserving harmony, balance and enhancing one's own inherent elegance and beauty.
   
TRAINING: Dr. Toriumi completed a five year residency training program in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Northwestern University Medical School (Chicago, IL), he also completed two fellowships in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. After completing both fellowships, Dr Toriumi passed the board exams given by the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, certifying him in all areas of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.
   
ACADEMICS: Dr. Toriumi is a Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, teaching facial plastic and reconstructive surgery to the residents and fellows. He co-authored a medical textbook entitled "Open Structure Rhinoplasty" which describes a popular technique in rhinoplasty surgery. More recently, Dr. Toriumi also published a "Rhinoplasty Dissection Manual' which covers many of the techniques he presently utilizes.  He also has published countless medical papers as well as numerous book chapters on facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He is frequently invited to speak at medical meetings, and to teach at courses on all aspects of facial plastic surgery. Dr. Toriumi is also involved in several research projects that are related to reconstructive surgery of the head and neck. Dr. Toriumi participates in a fellowship program sponsored by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, teaching his specialized techniques. Dr.Toriumi is the past President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. A strong academic background, prolific medical writing, valuable research and excellent clinical results provide Dr. Toriumi with great respect amongst his peers.
   
PRACTICE LOCATIONS: Dr. Toriumi has an office at 60 E. Delaware in the 900 N. Michigan Avenue Building. He performs surgery at the Facial Plastic Surgery Center in downtown Chicago and at the University of Illinois Hospital.
 

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