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

Assistant Professor
Acting Division Chief
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
M.D./Ph.D. in Medicine and Neurobiology
Residency: University of Michigan Integrated Plastic Surgery Program


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

Professor of Surgery and Orthodontics, Division of Plastic
Surgery
Wolff Endowed Chair in Craniofacial, Maxillofacial, and
Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Saint Louis University (SLU) School of Medicine
Director, St. Louis Cleft-Craniofacial Center
Section Chief of Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Surgical Director, 3D Printing Center of Excellence
SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital at SLU

Undergraduate: Stanford University
M.S. in Statistics, and A.B. in Psychology with Distinction
Medical School: John Hopkins School of Medicine
Residency: University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
Combined General Surgery/Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh, Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery


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
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


Kyle Xu, M.D.
Kyle Xu, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Hand, Microsurgery, Peripheral Nerve
Lymphatic Supermicrosurgery
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Undergraduate: University of Maryland
Medical School: Georgetown University
Residency: Saint Louis University
Fellowship: The Buncke Clinic - Hand, Microsurgery, Peripheral Nerve


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