60 E. Delaware Place, Suite 1422 Chicago, IL 60611

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Facial Plastic Surgeon


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Dean Toriumi, M.D.


Dr. Toriumi 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 at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Toriumi is board certified by both 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. He completed a five year residency program in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Northwestern University Medical School (Chicago, IL) and two fellowships in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

As a professor in the Department of Otolaryngology, Dr. Toriumi teaches residents and fellows. He participates in a fellowship program sponsored by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, teaching his specialized techniques. Dr. Toriumi is also involved in several research projects that are related to reconstructive surgery of the head and neck.

He co-authored a medical textbook entitled "Open Structure Rhinoplasty" which describes a popular technique in rhinoplasty surgery. More recently, Dr. Toriumi published a "Rhinoplasty Dissection Manual' that covers many of the techniques he presently utilizes. He has also published more than 125 medical papers as well as numerous book chapters. Dr. Toriumi is frequently invited to share his expertise and has made more than 700 presentations at medical meetings.

Dr. Toriumi has previously served as the President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.


Patricia A. Golden,

Practice Director

Pat joined The Facial Plastic Surgery Center in 2004 as the Assistant Director of Physician Practice. With more than 35 years as a registered nurse (RN) and a certification in Plastic Surgery Nursing (CPSN), she brings a high level of nursing expertise. When she is not caring for patients, Pat enjoys spending time with her Grandchildren and vacationing to Sanibel, Florida.


Maria Awender,


Maria Awender is a Licensed Esthetician, certified in a variety of skin care services. For the last five years, Maria has been helping our patients look and feel their best. Outside of work, she enjoys physical fitness and spending time with friends, family, and her rescue pets.


Karen Herzlich

Surgical Coordinator/
Patient Concierge Manager

Karen has been with the University of Illinois at Chicago for 6 years; prior to which she was a surgical technologist for a plastic surgeon. Karen enjoys traveling, particularly to Greece where she recently purchased a second home.


Bridget Gillespie


For the past three years, Bridget has been responsible for all of Dr. Toriumi’s pre and post-operative patient photography. Outside of work, Bridget creates and sells art under her business name “OMG I DIY.”


Patty Chism

Patient Coordinator

Patty has been with University of Illinois at Chicago for 35 years and holds a degree in Health Care Management. In her free time she enjoys listening to jazz music and crocheting. She is the first welcoming face you’ll see in our office!

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