Meet Your Clinical Team
Dr. Dayan is a Facial Plastic Surgeon who is board certification by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive
Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He is a frequent lecturer, physician educator and active researcher
in emerging cosmetic medicine technologies and techniques.
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Michelle is a NCCPA board certified physician assistant and a member of the American Academy of Physician
Assistants. She completed her Master's of Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Rosalind Franklin University in 2003.
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Dr. Steven H. Dayan's Research Division is passionate about exploring new devices, products, and procedures through studies conducted within
his on-site laboratory and clinic; research is a core component of his practice. Dr. Dayan believes that continual research is essential to
leadership and expertise in his field.
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True Skin Center is Dr. Dayan's team of the most highly trained medical estheticians. To polish off the results of your treatment and maintain your youthful, rejuvenated appearance, we encourage you to utilize this resource.
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Office Manager & Patient Coordinator
Katie has been with SDMD for over 7 years. She will be the first person that you speak to when calling to book a surgical consult and will continue to be by your side throughout your surgical procedure. Katie is the go-to person for any questions you may have leading up to your consult, before surgery and during your recovery.
"Facial plastic surgery is for people who don't like something about themselves and think about it every day when they look in the mirror. You only live once and everyone deserves to love the way they look so they can love the way they feel. The experience from the first phone call to your 1 year post-operative check up, will be extremely positive. All of Dr. Dayan's patients are treated like family." - Katie Ziemba
Katie's Favorite Treatment: Botox®, Juvederm®, and the Oxygen facial
Nonsurgical Patient Coordinator
Cindy is one of our newest members to the SDMD team. Her positive nature and need to fully educate each patient, makes her a great addition.
During your office visit you will have ample time to discuss one-on-one with either Dr. Dayan or Michelle Whitehall, PA-C, a treatment plan that will be most beneficial. You'll also have the opportunity to meet with Cindy to further discuss and schedule the non-surgical options such as, neurotoxins, fillers and laser that may be recommended for you. Cindy is eager to educate patients on the newest and most in demand treatments available at our office.
Cindy's Favorite Treatment:I love Botox® and Dysport® treatments, reducing those pesky wrinkles and smoothing out skin!
Otto J. Placik, MD, FACS
Dr. Placik is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and he is an active member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons. After completing his doctorate at Northwestern University School of Medicine and his fellowship at St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago in the cosmetic reconstruction of complex nasal and facial abnormalities, Dr. Placik continued on to specialize in plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures including breast augmentation, liposuction, and tummy tuck. He also completed an additional fellowship in microvascular and hand surgery at Davies Medical Center. In addition to his hospital appointments at the Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights and Evanston Healthcare—Glenbrook and Evanston Campuses, Dr. Placik works with the Chicago Center for Facial Plastic Surgery. Otto J. Placik, MD, FACS is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Northwestern University in Chicago, plastic surgery specifically. Visit Dr. Placik's website.