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Essie Kueberuwa Yates M.D.

Dr. Yates joins Dr. Stelnicki after serving as the chief resident plastic and reconstructive surgeon at the University of Chicago Medical Center, one of the nations’ premier medical and surgical schools. She will begin seeing patients in South Florida August 1, 2016, from offices located in Fort Lauderdale, Weston and Boynton Beach.

Born and raised in England, Dr. Yates began her medical career and training at Imperial College in London, where she graduated with honors and earned a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery and a Bachelor of Surgical Sciences and Anesthesia. She then travelled to New York, where she became a research fellow at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, investigating lymphatic and endothelial cell biology. She then returned to London to serve as junior house officer at St. Mary’s Hospital Imperial College NHS Trust.

Dr. Yates gained membership to the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS England), before moving to Chicago in 2010 for her residency. There, she founded the University of Chicago Microsurgery Training Course to help encourage other young plastic and reconstructive surgeons to advance their surgical skills.

She was selected as the only 2016 Resident Ambassador for the Aesthetic Surgery Journal Winter Retreat in the United States, and recently was selected as a committee member for American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).

Throughout medical school, Dr. Yates participated in modeling and beauty pageants, and was awarded a runner-up position in the Miss Great Britain Final 2004.

“This [pageant and modeling] experience helped me to learn first hand about perceptions of beauty as well as the form and function of the female body,” Dr. Yates said. “I have a keen eye for aesthetics and meticulous attention to detail, which helps me tremendously when performing cosmetic plastic surgery procedures.”

Her practice offers adults in South Florida all aspects of cosmetic plastic and reconstructive surgery, including facial procedures (facelifts, rhinoplasty, etc.) and abdominal surgeries sought by patients with loose or sagging skin after pregnancy or major weight loss. She specializes in surgical techniques for breast reconstructive surgery for women breast cancer survivors. She also performs various skin rejuvenation treatments and procedures, such as injectables and lasers.

“Dr. Stelnicki and I, together, provide the full complement of aesthetic plastic and reconstructive surgery and treatments for both pediatric and adult patients living in South Florida,” Dr. Yates said. “I am very excited to practice cosmetic and reconstructive surgery here and to begin seeing patients starting August 1 in our practice offices.”

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