About The doctor
ABMS Board Certifications
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Areas Of Expertise:
Face & Neck, Breasts & Chest, Body & Extremities
- Dr. Parkins received her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in biomedical engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. It was during this time that she developed an interest in plastic surgery. She was involved in research to create skin substitutes for burn victims and then volunteered in a burn unit, where plastic surgeons performed reconstructive surgery to help patients recover form and function. From this experience and her desire to work with patients she was led to the medical profession. She graduated with honors from medical school at the University of Illinois in Peoria but prior to that spent a year in South America as part of a volunteer program called Worldteach. She also participated in a medical trip to Mexico to treat patients with cleft lip and palate during medical school. After finishing medical school, Dr. Parkins completed an integrated residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals in Milwaukee.
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