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Dr. Norman Weinzweig is Double Board Certified in Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery, and the Founder of The Chicago Institute for Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation. Dr. Weinzweig specializes in the treatment of hand injuries and hand conditions such as fingertip injuries, multiple digit replantations and mutilated hand reconstruction. Dr. Weinzweig treats patients with acute and chronic cases of severely traumatized hand injuries from Chicago, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan and Iowa.

Norman Weinzweig, MD has a very personal approach to all patient care. From patients with simple hand conditions such as a ganglion cyst that only requires non-operative treatment to very complex injuries that may require microsurgical expertise he takes the time to understand each patient's unique circumstances in order to recommend the best treatment option.

Dr. Norman Weinzweig is dedicated to research and innovation in both fields of plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Weinzweig has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 38 book chapters, 87 scientific abstracts, 5 educational videotapes, and over 250 regional, national and international presentations. In fact, he has also been awarded the America's Leading Expert award from Vitals. This award is given to physicians who are proficient publishers on a specific disease, disorder, or medical condition.

Dr. Norman Weinzweig is a member of numerous prestigious societies including the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Association for Hand Surgery, World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, American Society for Peripheral Nerve, American College of Surgeons, and Plastic Surgery Research Council, among many others.

Norman Weinzweig, MD is on staff at many hospitals throughout Chicago including Rush University Medical Center, Loyola University Health Center with an appointment as Lecturer in Plastic Surgery, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital, Advocate Christ Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital, Northshore University Health Systems, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Presence Resurrection Hospital, among others.

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Work experience


Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon & Hand Specialist

The Chicago Institute for Hand Surgery & Rehabilitation
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Mutilated Hand Expert at The Chicago Institute for Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation. 



Fellowship in Microvascular and Hand Surgery


Fellowship in Hand Surgery

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Residency in Plastic Surgery

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Internship & Residency in General Surgery

Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center

Doctor of Medicine, M.D.

New York University School of Medicine

Bachelor's Degree, Biochemistry

Columbia University in the City of New York


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