Dr. Sam Speron's Professional CV:

OBJECTIVE 

Establish and refine my Plastic Surgical Skills in a challenging atmosphere either in the academic or private sector, with an emphasis in cosmetic surgery.

EDUCATION/ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

Chicago Medical School                                2003-2006

Park Ridge, Illinois

Clinical "Shadowing" Program (medical students)

Chicago Medical School                                2001-2006

Park Ridge, Illinois

Introduction to Clinical Medicine Preceptorship (1st & 2nd year medical students)

Loyola University Medical Center                   1997-2000

Maywood, Illinois

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

Loyola University Medical Center                    1994-1997

Maywood, Illinois

General Surgical Residency, Years I-III

University of Health Sciences                          1990-1994

The Chicago Medical School

North Chicago, Illinois

Medical Doctor

Loyola University Chicago                                1987-1990

Chicago, Illinois

Bachelor of Science, Psychology Major

LICENSURE

Board Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc.

Physician and Surgeon, Department of Professional Regulation, State of Illinois

United States Medical Licensing Examination

Step 1, June 1992        Score:  219 (81st percentile)

Step 2, Sept. 1993       Score:  219 (86th percentile)

Step 3, Dec. 1995        Score:  210 (84th percentile)

HONORS AND AWARDS

America's Top Physicians Award                                    7/2005

ASPS Ambassador Appointment                                      7/2005

ASPS Certificate for completion of CME requirements

for 2001-2003                                                             11/2003

AMA Physicianís Recognition Award                              7/2003-7/2004

The Botox Cosmetic Physicianís Network Award            1/2003

Medical Advisory Board, MD TV Medical News Now         10/2002

National Medical Expert, MD TV Medical News Now         9/2002

Physician's recognition Award, AMA                                7/2000-7/2003

First place, Chief Resident Competition of Chicago

Plastic Surgery Society                                                  6/1999

Class rank at Chicago Medical School                              39/170

Hellenic Medical Society Scholarship                              1993-1994

Socrates Alumni Scholarship                                           1989-1990

Deanís List at Loyola University (G.P.A. 3.72)                  1987-1990

Presidential Scholarship at Loyola University                    1987-1990

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

American Board of Plastic Surgery

Chicago Society of Plastic Surgeons

Plastic Surgeon Education Foundation

Aesthetic Surgery Education & Research Foundation

The Botox Cosmetic Physiciansí Network

American Medical Association

Illinois State Medical Association

Chicago Medical Society

Fellow of American College of Surgeons

American College of Surgeons Professional Association

Hellenic Medical Society

Alumni Association of the Chicago Medical School

European Anti-Aging Academy

American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine

American Aesthetics Education Association

PUBLICATIONS

Speron, S. and Gamelli, R.  Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Syndrome versus Mycosis Fungoides.  Journal of Burn Care & Rehabilitation, 1997, 18:421-3.

LOCAL ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS

The latest trends in cosmetic surgery, 5/24/04

Presented to: Senior Center

Main Township Lecture Hall

Des Plaines, Illinois

 

Fundamentals of wound closure, 11/13/02

Presented to: 1st & 2nd year medical studentsí ICM rotation

Chicago Medical School/University of Health Sciences

North Chicago, Illinois

 

Suturing for anyone, 11/7/01

Presented to: 2nd year medical studentsí ICM rotation

Chicago Medical School/University of Health Sciences

North Chicago, Illinois

 

New Beginnings, 07/30/01

Presented to: Singles Group

St. Hubertís Church

Hoffman Estates, Illinois

 

Non-surgical skin rejuvenation, 4/11/01

Presented to: Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds

Loyola University Medical Center

Maywood, Illinois

 

How to excise any lesion, 3/27/01

Presented to: Family Practice Lecture Series

Resurrection Medical Center

Chicago, Illinois

 

Cosmetic Surgery, 12/4/00

Presented to: Family Practice Lecture Series

Resurrection Medical Center

Chicago, Illinois

 

Facelifting For The Next Millennium, 8/7/00

Presented to: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Grand Rounds

Loyola University Medical Center

Maywood, Illinois

 

Burns and Inhalation Injury, 4/26/00

Presented to: Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds

Loyola University Medical Center

Maywood, Illinois

 

Reduction Mammaplasty, 3/22/00

Presented to: Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds

Loyola University Medical Center

Maywood, Illinois

 

Benign and Malignant Breast Disease, 2/16/00

Presented to: Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds

Loyola University Medical Center

Maywood, Illinois

 

Rhytidectomy, 1/12/00

Presented to: Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds

Loyola University Medical Center

Maywood, Illinois

 

Compression Neuropathies in the Upper Limb, 12/15/99

Presented to: Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds

Loyola University Medical Center

Maywood, Illinois

 

Nerve Repairs of the Upper Extremity, 11/10/99

Presented to: Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds

Loyola University Medical Center

Maywood, Illinois

 

Minimally Invasive Craniofacial Surgery, 9/25/99

Presented to: Department of Surgery Grand Rounds

Loyola University Medical Center

Maywood, Illinois

 

Infections of the Upper Extremity, 9/8/99

Presented to: Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds

Loyola University Medical Center

Maywood, Illinois

 

Dermal and Subcutaneous Tumors, 9/1/99

Presented to: Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds

Loyola University Medical Center

Maywood, Illinois

 

Minimally Invasive Craniofacial Surgery, 6/99   

Presented to: Annual Meeting of Chicago Plastic Surgical Society

Loyola University Medical Center

Maywood, Illinois

 

Body Contouring, 4/17/99

Presented to: Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds

Loyola University Medical Center

Maywood, Illinois

 

Autologous Breast Reconstruction, 3/13/99      

Presented to: Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds

Loyola University Medical Center

Maywood, Illinois

 

Carcinoma of the Lip, Mouth & Pharynx, 12/19/98

Presented to: Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds

Loyola University Medical Center

Maywood, Illinois

 

Implants and Biomaterials in Plastic Surgery, 10/24/98

Presented to: Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds

Loyola University Medical Center

Maywood, Illinois

 

Lower Extremity Anatomy & Embryology, 5/2/98

Presented to: Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds

Loyola University Medical Center

Maywood, Illinois

 

Reconstruction of Facial Burns, 2/21/98

Presented to: Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds

Loyola University Medical Center

Maywood, Illinois

 

Hand - Vascular Injuries and Replantation, 1/10/98

Presented to: Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds

Loyola University Medical Center

Maywood, Illinois

 

Hand - Bone and Joint Injuries, 11/8/97

Presented to: Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds

Loyola University Medical Center

Maywood, Illinois

 

Congenital Defects of the Hand and Upper Extremity, 10/11/97

Presented to: Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds

Loyola University Medical Center

Maywood, Illinois

EMPLOYMENT

Park Ridge Center For Plastic Surgery, SC

Solo Practice

Cardiovascular surgery resident moonlighter

Hinsdale Hospital, 1997-2000

Cardiovascular surgery resident moonlighter

Good Samaritan Hospital, 1997-2000

Cook/waiter/cashier/dishwasher

Mr. James Restaurant (family owned and operated)

1982-1992

Patient Care Assistant/Nursing Assistant

Foster G. McGaw Hospital, 1989-1990

Radiology filing clerk

Lutheran General Hospital, 1988

EXTRACURRICULAR

Greek Orthodox Youth Association and Young Adult League (1984-2003)

Sunday school teacher for seventh grade (1988-1992) and Teen Forum (1993-2002)

Community teaching projects on AIDS, drug abuse, basic first aid and CPR (1990-1992)

Involved in park district baseball program at Dunham Park (1987-1991)

Founding member of the Loyola Karate Club (1988-1990)

LANGUAGES

Fluently speak, read and write Greek.

INTERESTS

Comic books, weight training, football, baseball and basketball.