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UChicago Faculty Physicians

Sebastian Vrouwe, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Sebastian Vrouwe, MD, is a highly skilled plastic surgeon who specializes in complex burn care. Using his extensive training and expertise, Dr. Vrouwe provides comprehensive care to severely injured patients who require acute burn care, acute burn surgery, burn reconstruction and long-term scar management. He also offers laser therapy that targets excessive scarring to improve the appearance, texture and softness of scars from burns and traumatic injuries.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Vrouwe is an active researcher, investigating subjects related to burn care and surgical education to improve the quality of life and outcomes for his patients. His research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed medical journals, including Burns, Journal Burn Care and ResearchPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Annals of Plastic Surgery.

Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery (Canada)

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American College of Surgeons
  • International Society for Burn Injuries
  • Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons
  • Canadian Burn Association
  • American Burn Association
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Practicing Since

  • 2019

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • University of Alberta


  • University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine


  • Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

News & Research

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  • United Options (PPO)
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  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)

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