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NorthShore Plastic Surgery

Akhil K. Seth, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Education & Training

Expertise: Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Languages Spoken: English
Medical School: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Residency: Harvard, Brigham & Women's Hospital; McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

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Dr. Akhil K. Seth is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at NorthShore University HealthSystem and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering at the Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Seth completed a general surgery residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, followed by comprehensive training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Harvard. His training was further supplemented by an advanced fellowship in microsurgery and breast reconstruction at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

Along with his extensive training and clinical abilities, Dr. Seth is well-regarded as an avid researcher. He has given over 60 presentations at national meetings and has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, including several on implant- and flap-based breast reconstruction.

Dr. Seth’s practice focuses on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, in particular of the breast and body. His areas of expertise include:

  • Breast reconstruction after cancer (TRAM/DIEP flaps, thigh-based flaps, latissimus flaps, implants)
  • Aesthetic breast surgery (augmentation, lifting and reduction)
  • Body contouring (abdomen, thighs, arms and liposuction)
  • Complex reconstruction after trauma or cancer
  • Abdominal wall reconstruction

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