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Alexander Y. Lin, M.D., FACS
Alexander Y. Lin, M.D., M.B.A., FACS

Professor and Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery, Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Endowed Chair in Craniofacial, Maxillofacial, and Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Director, St. Louis Cleft-Craniofacial Center and Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Co-founder and Surgical Director, 3D Printing Center of Excellence
SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital 

Undergraduate: Stanford University
M.S. in Statistics, and A.B. in Psychology with Distinction
Medical School: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Residency: University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) - Combined General Surgery/Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Fellowship: Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (CHP) at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) - Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery


Michael L. Bernstein, M.D., Ph.D.
Michael L. Bernstein, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Plastic Surgery Residency Program Director
Chief of Plastic Surgery, St. Louis VA Medical Center
Medical Director, SSM St. Mary’s Wound Center

Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University
Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
M.D./Ph.D. in Medicine and Neurobiology
Residency: University of Michigan Integrated Plastic Surgery Program


Christina Plikaitis, M.D.
Christina Plikaitis, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Adult Breast Surgery
Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Undergraduate: University of Illinois
Medical School: University of Illinois
Residency: Wake Forest University Integrated Plastic Surgery
Fellowship: The University of Chicago, Pediatric Plastic Surgery


Sumesh Kaswan, M.D.
Sumesh Kaswan, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Comprehensive Plastic Surgery of the Face, Hand, Breast, Body
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Undergraduate/Medical School: Sardar Patel Medical College-Bikaner, India
Residency: Temple University/Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital
Plastic Surgery Residency: Saint Louis University
Fellowship: University of Rochester, Body Contouring


Bruce Kraemer, M.D.
Bruce Kraemer, M.D.

Professor Emeritus
Undergraduate: University of Tulsa
Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Texas - General Surgery
Washington University - Plastic Surgery


Karen Gregory, CNS
Karen Gregory, CNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist
Division of Plastic Surgery
Adult Plastic Surgery


Mary Clare Araisa, NP
Mary Clare Araisa, NP

Nurse Practitioner
Division of Plastic Surgery
Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital