About Dr. Thomas

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Meet Dr. Thomas

Dr. Thomas is an internationally recognized expert in Facial Plastic Surgery. He is a frequent lecturer and speaker at Facial Plastic Surgery meetings and conferences around the world and at many university training programs. Dr. Thomas’ practice is focused on aesthetic, cosmetic surgery including rhinoplasty, facelift, and blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). He also frequently treats facial scars and treats facial defects after skin cancer surgery. He received his MD degree from the University of Missouri School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Yale University and University of Missouri and then a fellowship in Facial Plastic Surgery at Northwestern University. He has served as a Division Head or Chairman at three university training programs and is now a Professor of Facial Plastic Surgery at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. 

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He is the past President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), Past President of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS), and past President of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS). He also served as the president of the Chicago Otolaryngology specialty organization (CL&O). He presently serves as the representative to the American Medical Association (AMA) for Facial Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Thomas has published five textbooks on Facial Plastic Surgery topics including facelift, rhinoplasty and facial scar revision. He has two additional textbooks soon to be published on facelift and facial scar treatment. He has published over 200 textbook chapters and scientific studies in the medical literature. He is presently the Editor of the medical journal, Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics and serves on the editorial board of the international journal, Facial Plastic Surgery.

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Awards

Dr. Thomas has received many awards in his career. He has been the “Guest of Honor” at multiple facial plastic society meetings around the world including Singapore, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Portugal, Spain, Taiwan, and Italy. He has been recognized by the British Society of Otolaryngology and the British Society of Facial Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Thomas is named to the Castle Connolly Top Doctors and to the American Institute of Plastic Surgeons 10 Best Surgeons for Illinois.

He received his medical school alma mater Citation of Merit from the University of Missouri. His College alma mater Drury University presented him their Outstanding Alumni award for Career achievement. The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery presented him the William Wright Award for outstanding contributions to Facial Plastic Surgery as well as the Dickenson Outstanding Teacher Award. Recently he received the Outstanding Mentor Award from the Young Physicians Section of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

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Philosophy

Northwestern University is home to one of the most highly recognized facelift surgeons and world renown rhinoplasty surgeons, Dr. J. Regan Thomas, MD. Dr. Thomas will release your unique beauty and facial appearance. His artistic eye and surgical skills define the Facial Plastic Clinic’s expertise.

Our dedication to quality service, attention to detail, and patient satisfaction guarantee you have an unsurpassed cosmetic experience with exceptional results.

Dr. Thomas strongly believes in being at the center of the most advanced developments in the field. He is involved in developing the latest techniques and procedures in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, with a focus on facelift, facial scar treatment, and rhinoplasty surgery. Dr. Thomas feels it is extremely important that his patients have a full knowledge of their treatments and surgery and all their questions have been answered.

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Experience

Dr. Thomas is an internationally recognized expert in Facial Plastic Surgery. He is a frequent lecturer and speaker at Facial Plastic surgery meetings and conferences around the world ant at many university training programs. Dr. Thomas’ practice is focused on aesthetic, cosmetic surgery including rhinoplasty, facelift, and blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery).

He also frequently treats facial scars as well as defects after skin cancer surgery.

He received his MD degree from the University of Missouri School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Yale University and the University of Missouri and then a fellowship in Facial Plastic Surgery at Northwestern University. He served as Division Head or chairman at three university training programs and is now Professor of facial Plastic Surgery at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine.

Dr. Thomas is the Past President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), Past President of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS), and Past President of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS). He also served as President of the Chicago Otolaryngology specialty organization (CL&O). He presently serves as the representative to the American Medical Association (AMA) for Facial Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Thomas has published five textbooks on Facial Plastic surgery topics including facelift, rhinoplasty, and facial scar revision. He has two additional textbooks soon to be published on facelift and facial scar treatment. He has published over 200 textbook chapters and scientific studies in the medical literature. He is presently the Editor of the medical journal, Facial Plastic Clinics and serves on the editorial board of the international journal, Facial Plastic surgery.

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Publications and Awards

BOOKS

Facial Scar Book
Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery Book
Facelift Book
Facial surgery book
Facial scars book
facial aesthetic surgery book

AWARDS

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Videos & Speaking Engagements

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Meet the Team

Erin Hoke Chicago | Physician Assistant and Patient Co-ordinator

Erin Hoke

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Erin Hoke has always had a zest for creativity and a love of science. She has spent her career specializing in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Erin Hoke was the Clinical Coordinator, and Surgery Coordinator for a private practice plastic and reconstructive office and surgery center located in Indianapolis, Indiana for 10 years and then moved to Chicago, IL in 2011 to pursue her passion in Facial Plastics Surgery. She utilizes her advanced knowledge and experience to provide patients with an individualized, customized treatment plan and assists patients in exploring their options. She excels and is dedicated in delivering outstanding, detailed patient education. Erin Hoke, being a perfectionist herself, fulfills many roles in our practice: physician assistant, patient coordinator, and patient advocate. Erin believes in restoring a natural, more youthful appearance, and patients respect and appreciate her meticulous and compassionate approach. She uses her wealth of surgical experience and knowledge in the field to communicate with great ease with all of our patients, and answers a multitude of questions involving all aspects of the facial plastics process.

Peter M. Vila

MD, MSPH

Dr. Peter Vila is the Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellow at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He grew up around the Midwest, and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he earned his BS in Molecular Biology and Philosophy. He then pursued a Master of Science in Population Health while working in public health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, followed by medical school at the Icahn Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY, where he earned his MD with distinction in research. He then returned to the Midwest, where he completed residency training in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the prestigious Washington University in St. Louis. With over 30 peer-reviewed publications and several book chapters, he has extensive research experience, having received an extremely competitive Doris Duke Clinical Research Foundation Grant in Medical School, and a T32 grant from the National Institutes of Health during his residency training. As part of his research experience, he has given numerous lectures around the country to an international audience. He looks forward to augmenting his training with an additional year devoted solely to cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, head, and neck. Dr. Vila’s passion is combining the art and science of medicine to achieve a natural appearance in every patient.

Hailey Orsini, RN at Dr. Regan Thomas MD Chicago

Hailey Orsini

RN, BSN

Hailey Orsini, RN, BSN, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona and her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences with an emphasis in Health Policy from Arizona State University. Prior to working in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hailey worked as a nurse in the Emergency Department where she developed strong nursing skills such as attention to detail, compassion and interpersonal communication skills. She enjoys continuously learning the latest aspects of the aesthetic field and stays well-informed on the newest treatments to improve a natural, youthful appearance. Hailey's commitment to providing the best surgical and non-surgical experience possible is observed by all.

Peter M. Vila

Dr. Peter Vila is the Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellow at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He grew up around the Midwest, and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he earned his BS in Molecular Biology and Philosophy. He then pursued a Master of Science in Population Health while working in public health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, followed by medical school at the Icahn Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY, where he earned his MD with distinction in research. He then returned to the Midwest, where he completed residency training in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the prestigious Washington University in St. Louis. With over 30 peer-reviewed publications and several book chapters, he has extensive research experience, having received an extremely competitive Doris Duke Clinical Research Foundation Grant in Medical School, and a T32 grant from the National Institutes of Health during his residency training. As part of his research experience, he has given numerous lectures around the country to an international audience. He looks forward to augmenting his training with an additional year devoted solely to cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, head, and neck. Dr. Vila’s passion is combining the art and science of medicine to achieve a natural appearance in every patient.