Robert Walton, MD

Robert Walton, MD

Plastic Surgery Chicago, IL

Plastic Surgery Chicago, LLC

Office Address

Office Map
  • 60 E Delaware Pl
    Suite 1430
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Phone: (312) 337-7795
    Fax: (312) 337-7798


  • I am a board certified Plastic Surgeon who specializes in Microsurgical Reconstruction of the Face and Aesthetic Facial Surgery.

Dr. Walton's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Plastic Surgery: General Plastic Surgery
  • Clinical Interests: Nasal Reconstruction; Rhinoplasty; Nasal Reconstruction; Rhytidoplasty; Breast Reconstruction; Breast Augmentation; Ear Reconstruction; Face Lift; Eyelid Surgery; Blepharoplasty

Dr. Walton's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • FounderSan Jorge Children's Hospital
    Santurce, Puerto Rico
  • PhysicianSt. Joseph Hospital
    Chicago, IL
  • PhysicianChildrens Memorial Hospital
    Chicago, IL
  • ProfessorFeinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
    Chicago, IL
  • PhysicianNorthwestern Memorial Hospital
    Chicago, IL
  • Clinical ProfessorUniversity of Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    Professor and Chief, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, 1994 - 2004; Physician, 1994 - 2007
  • GrantorFederico Trilla Hospital
    Carolina, Puerto Rico
  • PhysicianSt. Vincent Hospital
    Worcester, MA
  • PhysicianWorcester Memorial Hospital
    Worcester, MA
  • PhysicianWorcester City Hospital
    Worcester, MA
  • Professor and ChairmanUniversity of Massachusetts Medical Center
    Worcester, MA
    Associate Professor & Chairman, 1983 -1985; Physician, 1983 -1993
  • Assistant Professor of SurgeryUniversity of California, San Francisco
    San Francisco, CA
  • ChiefSan Francisco General Hospital
    San Francisco, CA
    Co-Director of Burn Unit
  • Plastic Surgeon-in-ChargeLBJ Tropical Medical Center
    Pago Pago, American Samoa
  • PhysicianHospital Albert Schweitzer
    Deschapelles, Haiti
  • Instructor in SurgeryYale University School of Medicine
    New Haven, CT
    Instructor in Surgery, 1975 - 1976; Associate in Surgery, 1976 - 1977

Dr. Walton's Education & Medical Training

  • H. Kirk Watson, M.DH. Kirk Watson, M.DPost Doctoral Fellowship, Fellow in Hand Surgery
  • Yale-New Haven HospitalYale-New Haven HospitalChief Residency, Plastic Surgery
  • Yale-New Haven HospitalYale-New Haven HospitalResidency, General Surgery
  • Yale-New Haven HospitalYale-New Haven HospitalResidency, Plastic Surgery
  • Yale-New Haven HospitalYale-New Haven HospitalResidency, Assistant Resident
  • Johns Hopkins UniversityJohns Hopkins UniversityFellowship, Vascular Surgery
  • Johns Hopkins UniversityJohns Hopkins UniversityResidency, General Surgery
  • The Johns Hopkins HospitalThe Johns Hopkins HospitalInternship, Intern Surgery
  • U of KS Sch of MedUniversity of Kansas School of MedicineMedical School
  • University KansasUniversity KansasOther Training, BA

Dr. Walton's Certifications & Licensure

  • PR State Medical LicensePR State Medical LicenseActive through 2013
  • IL State Medical LicenseIL State Medical LicenseActive through 2014
  • CA State Medical LicenseCA State Medical LicenseActive through 2013
  • American Board of Plastic SurgeryAmerican Board of Plastic SurgeryPlastic Surgery, 1980
  • American Board of Plastic SurgeryAmerican Board of Plastic SurgeryHand Surgery, 1990
  • American Board of SurgeryAmerican Board of SurgerySurgery, 1978

Dr. Walton's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Sor Isolina Ferré Award Puerto RicoRecipientSor Isolina Ferré Award Puerto Rico, 2010
  • James Barrett Brown Award in Plastic SurgeryRecipientJames Barrett Brown Award in Plastic Surgery, 2007
  • American Association of Plastic SurgeonsJames Barrett Brown Award for Best Scientific Publication in Plastic SurgeryAmerican Association of Plastic Surgeons, 2007
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Dr. Walton's Publications & Presentations

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Journal Articles

  • Etiological Variations in Palatolabial Malformations.Walton R, Kansas J. of Med., Vol. LXXIII, 370-377
  • Starvation Overrides Humoral Stimuli for Adaptive Growth of the Gut in Parabiotic Rats.Tilson MD, Walton RL, Livingston EM, Clinical Research, 23: 579A
  • Nerve Grafting in the Repair of Complicated Peripheral Nerve TraumaWalton R, Finseth F, J. Trauma, Vol 17, No 10: 793-796
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Books/Book Chapters

  • Perspectives in Plastic Surgery.Chapter: Management of Complex WoundsPage 89 - 120
    Mathes S., Walton R.L, Fisher J, Barton R
    Editors: .Quality Medical Publishing
  • Facial Fractures.Chapter: Immediate Bone Grafting of Maxillofacial InjuriesPage 249 - 256
    Walton RL, Borah G.L
    Editors: Habal, M. and Ayrian, S.Decker Inc, Philadelphia
  • Grabb's Encyclopedia of Flaps.Chapter: Chapter 336, Gluteal Thigh Flap for Reconstruction of Perineal DefectsPage 1455 - 1461
    17. Walton RL, Hurwitz D, and Bunkis J
    Editors: Strauch B, Vasconez LO, Hall-Findlay E.Little, Brown and Company
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  • Update on Hand Surgery.ASPRS Annual Meeting, Toronto
  • Aesthetic Microsurgical Reconstruction of the Nose.American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Diego CA, 2001
  • Engineering a Blood Supply in Reconstruction.Inaugural Congress of the World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery. Taipei, Taiwan
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  • Guiding Principles for Facial Transplantation.Walton R
  • Position Paper Facial Transplantation.Walton RL, Siemionow M, Lee WPA, Pederson W
  • The Inferior Gluteal Thigh Flap for Trochanteric Defects.Walton, RL. and Bunkis J
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Other Languages

  • Spanish, French

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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