Lawrence S. Zachary, M.D.

Medical Director, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Weiss
Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Chicago

Lawrence S. Zachary, M.D., is Medical Director for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Weiss Memorial Hospital. He is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in body contouring and breast augmentation after massive weight loss (lifts and liposuction), breast reconstruction after breast cancer, breast reduction, facial plastic surgery, hand surgery, skin cancers and reconstructive surgery for traumatic defects. For numerous years, he has appeared on the Chicago magazine’s list of Chicago’s “Top Doctors” for the field of plastic surgery.  His most recent nomination is for 2019

In the reconstructive surgery and body contouring field, new and innovative techniques are being developed for post-gastric by-pass patients. Dr. Zachary’s support group helps to address patient concerns with up-to-date information disseminated by trained professionals in their field and patient-to-patient interaction. Additionally, Dr. Zachary has had great success in treating patients who suffer from Raynaud’s Phenomenon caused by scleroderma or other collagen vascular diseases.

Dr. Zachary also is involved in the care of patients with orthopedic surgeons. He works closely with the joint replacement surgeons who specialize in the treatment of patients with previously infected knee or hip prostheses. He is involved in the soft tissue coverage of the knee or hip.

Year Started Practice

Clinical Specialties

Hand surgery
Plastic surgery

Board Certifications

Plastic surgery
General surgery
Hand surgery

Special Interests

Hand surgery
Reconstructive surgery
Cosmetic surgery
Body contour after weight loss
Workers compensation

Medical Training

Medical School: Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL
Residency: University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL
Residency: University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL
Fellowship: Raymond Curtis Hand Center, Baltimore, MD