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Moraine Valley to host medical presentation on plastic surgery

By Moraine Valley Community College

Moraine Valley Community College will host a Medical Education Series presentation on “Scars and Plastic Surgery: What is New?” from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8, in the college’s Dorothy Menker Theater in the Fine and Performing Arts Center, 9000 W. College Pkwy., Palos Hills. The event is co-sponsored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital and is free and open to the public.

Dr. Robert D. Galiano will lead this presentation. Dr. Galiano is an assistant professor of surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He graduated from Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and English Literature before receiving a Doctor of Medicine degree from Northwestern University. Dr. Galiano completed his plastic surgery residency at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of New York University Medical Center. He performs aesthetic surgery on the face and body in addition to reconstructive surgery with an interest in facial surgery, complex wound care, microsurgery, breast reconstruction, and limb salvage. He has won several awards for his scientific and clinical research, authored a number of journal articles and book chapters, and is an editor of the textbook “Current Therapy in Plastic Surgery.”

For several years, Moraine Valley’s Career/Health Sciences Programs and Northwestern Memorial Hospital have collaborated to host this Medical Education Series on a variety of health topics, including concussions, mind-body pain management, cardiology, tobacco cessation, diabetes, urology, pelvic health, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and cochlear implants.

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