Alexandrina Saulis, MD, FACS
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Hinsdale, IL
Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, S.C.
120 E. Ogden Avenue Suite #204
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 920-9404

Dr. Saulis’ Mission Statement: To provide patients with individualized and exceptional care within the realm of plastic surgery.




SURGICAL TRAINING

FELLOWSHIP TRAINING
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Evanston Hospital
Glenbrook Memorial Hospital
Children’s Memorial Hospital
Shriner’s Hospital for Sick Children

RESIDENCY & INTERNSHIP
General Surgery
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Evanston Hospital


EDUCATION

GRADUATE
Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL - M.D.

UNDERGRADUATE
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL - B.A. with departmental honors

MEDICAL LICENSURE

5/2002 – Illinois Medical License # 036-106620
4/1997 USMLE Step 3 Pass
3/1996 USMLE Step 2 Pass
6/1994 USMLE Step 1 Pass

CERTIFICATIONS

11/2004: Board Certification by the American
Board of Plastic Surgery
8/2006: CPR Certification
7/2006: Advanced Cardiac Life Support
7/1997: Advanced Trauma Life Support

HONORS / AWARDS /GRANTS

First place award for research titled: “An Analysis of Patient Satisfaction after Immediate Breast Reconstruction” presented at the Chicago Plastic Surgery Society Meeting Chicago, IL, June 2004.|

“An Analysis of Patient Satisfaction after Immediate Breast Reconstruction”. Goldberg Family Research Fund, October 2002.

Alexander Kernahan Research Award, June 2001.

“The Effects of Silicone Occlusive Therapy in a rabbit Hypertrophic Scar Model”. Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, July 2000.

“Effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen on PDGF receptor  and erk1/2 Activation in Human Dermal Fibroblasts.” B. Herrold Griffith Foundation, July 2000.

Award for Best Paper: Saulis AS, Sukkar SM, Dumanian GA. “The Musculocutaneous Radial Artery Forearm Flap – A Clinical and Cadaveric Study” presented at The Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons 40th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 2000.

Northwestern University Departmental Honors in Economics & German Studies, 1992.

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

Hinsdale Hospital, Hinsdale, IL
LaGrange Memorial Hospital, LaGrange, IL
Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Elmhurst, IL
Elmhurst Outpatient Surgery Center, Elmhurst, IL
 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Scar Therapy & Cutaneous Wound Healing with Dr. TA Mustoe; Wound Healing Laboratory, Northwestern Memorial Hospital; 7/99 – 7/00.

Osteoblast Metabolism in Craniosynostosis with Dr. JM Pensler; Children’s Memorial Hospital; 6/93 – 10/93.

PUBLICATIONS

Saulis AS, Sukkar SS, Dumanian GA. The distally based radial artery / flexor carpi radialis muscle flap for dorsal hand reconstruction: A clinical and cadaveric study. Accepted for publication in The Journal of Hand Surgery 2002.

Sukkar SM, Saulis AS, Dumanian GA. Radial forearm skin with flexor carpi radialis muscle: A useful composite free flap. Annals of Plastic Surgery 49 (5): 486-489, 2002.

Saulis AS, Lautenschlagger ED, Mustoe TA. “Biomechanical and viscoelastic properties of skin, SMAS and composite flaps as they pertain to rhytidectomy. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 110 (2): 590-598, 2002.

Saulis AS, Mogford JH, Mustoe TA. The effect of Mederma on hypertrophic scarring in the rabbit ear hypertrophic scar model. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 110 (1): 177-183, 2002.

Saulis AS, Dumanian GA. Periumbilical rectus abdominus perforator preservation significantly reduces superficial wound complications in ‘Separation of Parts’ hernia repairs. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 109 (7): 2275-2280, 2002.

Saulis AS, Chao JD, Telser A, Mogford JE, Mustoe TA. Silicone occlusive treatment of hypertrophic scar in the rabbit model. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 22 (2): 147-153, 2002.

Pensler JM, Ivescu AS. Scaphocephaly: Premature Closure of the Sagittal Suture: A Localized Disorder of Cellular Metabolism? Annals of Plastic Surgery. 40(1): 48-52, 1998.

Pensler JM, Ivescu AS, Yokoo KM, and Naidich TP. Craniofacial dermoids. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 98(1): 27-30,1996.

McKinney P, and Ivescu AS. Graft of Breast Tissue for Correction of Congenital Asymmetry: A case report. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 95(6): 1098-1100,1995.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Saulis AS, Mustoe TA. (2000). Models of Wound Healing; Growth Factors – Models for Study. In “ Surgical Research” (W.W. Souba,D.W. Wilmore, Eds.), Academic Press, 2000.

PRESENTATIONS

Saulis AS, Kshettry P, Mustoe TA, Fine NA. “An Analysis of Patient Satisfaction after Immediate Breast Reconstruction” Chicago Plastic Surgery Society Senior Resident Dinner, Chicago, June, 2003.

Saulis AS, Kshettry P, Mustoe TA, Fine NA. “An Analysis of Patient Satisfaction after Immediate Breast Reconstruction” American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, San Antonio, TX, November, 2002.

Saulis, AS. “ Rhinoplasty – The Long and Short of it” presented at Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Grand Rounds, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL October, 2002.

Saulis AS. “Scaphoid non-unions” presented at Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Grand Rounds, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, June, 2002.

Saulis AS, Sukkar, SS, Dumanian GA. “The musculocutaneous radial artery forearm/flexor carpi radialis flap – A clinical and cadaveric study” presented at the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery Annual Meeting, Cancun, Mexico, January 2002.

Saulis AS. “The Apert’s Hand” presented at Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Grand Rounds, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, March, 2002.

Saulis AS, Dumanian GA. “Periumbilical rectus abdominus perforator (PRAP) preservation significantly reduces major superficial wound complications in ‘Separation of Parts’ (SOP) hernia repairs” presented at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, November 2001.

Saulis AS. “Ulnar wrist pain” presented at Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Grand Rounds, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, September, 2001.

Saulis AS, Mustoe TA, Mogford JH, Chao JD. “The effects of Silicone Occlusive Therapy in a Rabbit Hypertrophic Scar Model” presented at the Association of Plastic Surgeons 80th Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC, May, 2001.

Saulis AS, Mustoe TA, Chao JD, Lautenschlagger ED. “Biomechanical and Viscoelastic Properties of Skin, SMAS and Composite Flaps as they pertain to Rhytidectomy” presented at The Association of Plastic Surgeons 80th Annual Meeting in Charleston, SC, May, 2001.

Saulis AS, Kshettry P, Mustoe TA, Fine NA. “A Retrospective Analysis of Patient Satisfaction after Immediate Breast Reconstruction” presented at the 41st annual Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April, 2001.

Saulis AS, Dumanian GA. “Periumbilical rectus abdominus perforator (PRAP) preservation significantly reduces major superficial wound complications in ‘Separation of Parts’ (SOP) hernia repairs” presented at the 41st annual Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April, 2001.

Saulis AS. “Facial Nerve Palsy and Facial Reanimation” presented at Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Grand Rounds, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, April, 2001.

Saulis AS. “Treatment of Head and Neck Cancer and Subsequent Reconstruction” presented at Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Grand Rounds, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, December, 2000.

Saulis AS. “Complex Orbital Fractures” presented at Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Grand Rounds, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, October, 2000.

Saulis AS, Davidson JD, Mustoe TA, Mogford JE. “Effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen on PDGF receptor  and erk1/2 Activation in Human Dermal Fibroblasts.” presented at The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine International Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden, June 2000.

Saulis AS, Davidson JD, Mustoe TA, Mogford JE. “Effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen on PDGF receptor  and erk1/2 Activation in Human Dermal Fibroblasts.” presented at The Research Council Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, May 2000.

Saulis AS, Sukkar SM, Dumanian GA. “The Musculocutaneous Radial Artery Forearm Flap – A Clinical and Cadaveric Study” presented at The Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons 40th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 2000.

Saulis AS, Few JW, Lewis VL. “An Algorithm for Chin Reconstruction” presented at The Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons 40th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 2000.

Saulis AS. “Separation of Parts as a Solution for Large Ventral Hernias” presented at Evanston Hospital McGaw Medical Center Surgical Grand Rounds, Evanston, IL, November, 1998.

Ivescu AS. “European Surgical Education” presented at Evanston Hospital McGaw Medical Center Surgical Grand Rounds, Evanston, IL, November 1996.

Ivescu AS, Daw JL, Lewis VL, Olsson AB, Bentz BG. “Clinical Outcomes in the Management of Comminuted Mandible Fractures” presented at The Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons 36th Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, June 1996.

Ivescu AS, Pensler JM, Radosevich JA. "Scaphocephaly--Early Closure of the Sagittal Suture: A Localized Metabolic Disorder" presented at The Plastic Surgery Research Council Annual Meeting, Ann Arbor, MI, June, 1994.

ABSTRACTS

Lee M, Mogford JE, Saulis AS, Mustoe TA. TGF beta receptor type 1 expression varies with degree of scar formation Wound Repair Regen. 2001;9:140.

Kim I, Saulis AS, Mustoe TA. The tensile strength of human and rat incisional wounds. Wound Healing Society, Toronto, Canada, June 3, 2000.

Lewis VL, Saulis AS. “CO2 Aesthetic Laser Facial Rejuvenation – Is There a Learning Curve?” presented at The Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons 37th Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, June 1997.


PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - Member
American Society of Plastic Surgeons - Member
Chicago Society of Plastic Surgeons - Member
American College of Surgeons – Member
Association of Women Surgeons – Member
American Medical Association - Member

PHILANTHROPIC SERVICES

Vice-President, Phi Rho Sigma-Alpha Chapter, Northwestern Medical School (1993-1995)
Blood Drive Coordinator, Phi Rho/United Blood Service (1993-1995)
Publicity Coordinator, Cabrini Green Winter Ball (1992, 1993)
Student Representative, Northwestern Alumni Organization