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Elizabeth Dale, MD

Cincinnati, OH

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University of Cincinnati Medical Center

231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati, OH 45267

Elizabeth Dale, MD

Elizabeth Dale, MD is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon at UC Health in Cincinnati, Ohio, and an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center Division of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery/Burn Surgery.

Dr. Dale has a special interest in reconstructive microsurgery, burn surgery and breast reconstruction, including autologous (free flap) breast reconstruction. Free flap reconstruction, such as the DIEP flap, uses a woman’s own tissue to reconstruct breasts after mastectomy.

Dr. Dale is one of a select number of plastic surgeons in Ohio offering ReSensationSM, a surgical technique available to women undergoing free flap breast reconstruction. By reconnecting nerves in the chest with nerves in the natural tissue used to create new breasts, ReSensation has the potential to restore sensation to reconstructed breasts.

This advanced technique shows the promise of revolutionizing free flap reconstruction and aims to become the standard of care.

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Dr. Dale was inspired to specialize in plastic and reconstructive surgery to help patients who have undergone cancer surgery or traumatic injuries regain a more normal physical form, which can help them feel more comfortable and confident in their social lives and relationships.

After receiving her bachelor’s degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), she earned her medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 2006. She then completed two residencies: a residency in general surgery at East Tennessee State University in 2009, and a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Chattanooga in 2015, followed by a microsurgery fellowship at the University of Gent (Belgium) in 2015. She also completed a burn fellowship at Vanderbilt University in 2010.

Restoring lives with plastic and reconstructive surgery

Dr. Dale is certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery and certified in plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. In addition to her work in breast reconstruction, Dr. Dale also has expertise in treating burn injuries and international health, particularly in developing nations with limited access to healthcare. Her research interests include improving reconstruction for breast cancer survivors and preventing burn injuries in children.

She is director of the Adult Burn Center at University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where she leads a team including plastic surgeons, critical-care doctors, advanced practice nurses, physical and occupational therapists and other experts who treat patients with serious burns. She is also an attending burn surgeon at Shriners Hospital for Children-Cincinnati.

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