About Dr. Bahram Ghaderi

Bahram Ghaderi, MD, FACS is an exceptionally skilled plastic surgeon in St. Charles, near Chicago.

By using the most advanced techniques and technology available, he can rejuvenate your appearance to help you look as good and young as you feel.

The Plastic Surgeon Doctors Recommend

The decision to have surgery to improve your appearance can enrich every area of your life, and it is of utmost importance that you have confidence in your surgeon. Confidence comes from knowing that you have chosen a doctor who has been widely recommended by other area physicians. Dr. Bahram Ghaderi is the plastic surgeon that many Chicago doctors recommend to their own patients, family and friends.

Prior to becoming a plastic surgeon in St. Charles, near Chicago, Dr. Bahram Ghaderi earned his degree in medicine from the University of Michigan, which is among the top 10 medical schools in the country. He then underwent training in both general surgery and plastic surgery.

Dr. Ghaderi has had his work published in a number of professional medical journals, including a publication of his research on breast augmentation in an international journal.

Dr. Bahram Ghaderi is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also a fellow of the prominent American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the Illinois Society of Plastic Surgeons.

In addition to completing years of schooling, fulfilling residency requirements and passing the exams required to practice medicine in Illinois, Dr. Ghaderi participates in the American Board of Plastic Surgery Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. This is an ongoing process of continuing education to keep current with the latest advances in medical science and technology in plastic surgery as well as best practices in patient safety, quality healthcare and creating a responsive patient-focused environment. MOC is an extensive process that involves completing accredited education and specialty training as well as periodic oral and written exams to demonstrate competency. It is the only recertification program recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

Dr. Ghaderi feels fortunate and grateful to have discovered how to live life immersed in his passion.

As early as his junior high education, Dr. Ghaderi could express a sense of “just knowing” that his life calling was to be a surgeon. He fondly recounts the memories of time spent with his father building an artificial heart for the science fair; and recalls having expressed his young artistic style in his early self portraits as a surgeon complete with scalpel in hand. Dr. Ghaderi relates having a mindset early in his education to choose his path with the purposeful intent of becoming a surgeon.

Having made an uncharted stop along his educational path, Dr. Ghaderi traveled through Europe where he strengthened his art of communication and solidified his passion for helping others. Exploring without plan or direction, Dr. Ghaderi marveled in the beauty of the countries, enjoyed every chance conversation and was humbled by the generosity and compassion of others. Although the expedition was short in duration, Dr. Ghaderi gained valuable experience in the art of listening, communicating and appreciating the beauty in all of its forms.

Dr. Ghaderi admits to having a secret fascination in culinary delights. Luckily for this Southern California native, Chicago is known for its diversity of dining choices. Having a bit of a sweet tooth, there is only one food he has to have when he travels back to California. It’s a chocolate soufflé from one of his favorite restaurants near the beach. Dr. Ghaderi takes the most pleasure in sharing a lingering dining experience with family and friends.

While there exists the belief that surgeons take to the golf course for solitude and relaxation, Dr. Ghaderi finds leisure and entertainment at home with his beloved wife Patrice and their three children. Fostering individuality, the children have a variety of interests that help keep Dr. Ghaderi abreast of the newest trends. Feeling refreshed by weekend activities full of children’s sporting events, social commitments and family gatherings; Dr. Ghaderi successfully balances between the roles of husband, father, and plastic surgeon. Genuine in character, Dr. Ghaderi extends the family circle to include each of his patients as well. This is how Dr. Ghaderi completes the sense of fulfillment he desires each and every day.

Apart from Dr. Ghaderi’s schedule with surgeries and family, he finds time to give back to the patients that make St. Charles Plastic Surgery unique. Not only does Dr. Ghaderi perform cosmetic surgeries of the face and body, but he also continues to be involved in reconstructive breast surgery after mastectomy. Dr. Ghaderi is an active participant at the LivingWell Cancer Resource Center in Geneva, Illinois. LivingWell provides awareness and support for cancer patients through their many programs. He has lectured at LivingWell Cancer Resource Center to inform and assist patients with their questions regarding reconstructive surgery after mastectomy. Dr. Ghaderi is proud to support this valuable local resource.

If you would like to have your cosmetic procedure performed by the plastic surgeon Chicago doctors recommend, contact Dr. Bahram Ghaderi today.

Why Patients Choose Dr. Ghaderi



Castle Connolly Selects Dr. Ghaderi for Top Doctor Listing | 7 years

The doctors included in Castle Connolly’s Top Doctor listings are selected after peer nomination, extensive research, and careful review and screening by a doctor-directed research team. Doctors do not and cannot pay to be listed as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor nor can they nominate themselves. Physicians in this West Suburban issue were chosen from a wide area that includes Kane, DuPage, Will, and Cook counties.

Dr. Ghaderi is humbled to be part of this year’s Top Doc listing.

“When I made the decision to specialize in aesthetic surgery, I also made the commitment to research the newest, most effective techniques and to learn from respected leaders in the field. I continue to assess relevant innovations in technology and procedures to ensure that my patients are receiving top-quality care.”

— Dr. Ghaderi

An Education that Inspires Trust


  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

Maintenance of Certification

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery


  • University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan


  • Economics, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

Plastic Surgery Fellowship

  • Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois

General Surgery Residency

  • Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois


  • Has been published many times in professional journals

Advanced Education

  • Breast Augmentation & Reduction, Breast Reconstruction, Tummy Tucks, Liposuction, Face Lifts, Blepharoplasty, BOTOX®, Tissue Fillers

The Highest Credentials Granted by His Profession


  • American Board of Plastic Surgery


  • American College of Surgeons


  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Illinois Society of Plastic Surgeons, Illinois State Medical Society, Kane County Medical Society, Phi Rho Sigma Medical Society

On Staff

  • Central DuPage Hospital, a part of Northwestern Medicine® – Winfield, IL: Chief, Section of Plastic Surgery 2007-2009, 2013-2015
  • Delnor Hospital, a part of Northwestern Medicine®  – Geneva, IL: Chairman, Dept. of Surgery, 2009–2011; Cancer Liaison Physician to the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, 2009-2011; OR Committee, 2013-2019; ACS NSQIP Surgeon Champion, 2017-2019; Distinguished Physician Award 2018
  • Sherman Hospital – Elgin, IL
  • Kishwaukee Community Hospital – DeKalb, IL
  • Provena Mercy Center – Aurora, IL
  • Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center – St. Charles, IL

Dr. Ghaderi works exclusively with accredited hospitals and surgical facilities which staff board-certified anesthesiologists. You will be under the direct care of the anesthesiologist on staff while Dr. Ghaderi performs your surgery. Our surgical facilities are accredited by The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. The AAAHC Certificate of Accreditation demonstrates an organization’s commitment to providing quality health care. You can learn more about what using an accredited facility means for you at The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.



  • Bachelor of Arts with Cum Laude
  • Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
  • Dean’s Honor List – UCLA


  • Transaxillary Breast Augmentation – Loyola University Chicago: Investigated complications in transaxillary breast augmentation with fresh cadaveric dissections.
  • Cleft Lip and Palate Research – Loyola University Chicago: Investigated complications and length of hospital stay at Loyola.
  • Orthopaedic Research – University of Southern California School of Medicine: Investigated the ablation rate of human meniscal tissue with the Holmium:YAG laser.
  • Orthopaedic Research – University of Southern California School of Medicine: Investigated meniscal injuries associated with tibial plateau fractures.
  • Molecular Biology Research – University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine: Investigated isolating, cloning, and sequencing the genes of neutrophil-specific defensins.


Publications & Presentations

  • B. Ghaderi, M.D., J. Angelats, M.D., Jeremy Henning, et al. Incidence of Intercostobrachial Nerve Injury After Transaxillary Breast Augmentation. Presented at the Plastic Surgery Senior Resident Conference – March 2001, and at the Illinois Society of Plastic Surgeons Senior Resident Night – May 2001. Aesthetic Surgery Journal 2002, vol. 22(1) p 26–32.
  • B. Ghaderi, M.D., D. Dado, M.D. Facial Injuries. Pediatric Surgery. The Vandemecum Books (2000)
  • C. Thomas Vangsness, Jr., M.D., Bahram Ghaderi, Marshall Brustein, Vahid Sadettmanesh, Joan Hawver. Ablation Rates of Human Meniscal Tissue with the Ho:YAG Laser: the Effects of Varying Fluences. Presented at the International Society for Optical Engineers Conference – January 1993. Arthroscopy April 1997, 13(2) p148–50.
  • C. Thomas Vangsness, Jr., M.D., Bahram Ghaderi, Mason Hohl, M.D., Tillman M. Moore, M.D. Arthroscopy of Meniscal Injuries with Tibial Plateau Fractures. J. Bone Joint Surg [Br] May 1994, 76(3) 488 – 90.
  • C. Thomas Vangsness, Jr., M.D., Bahram Ghaderi. A literature Review Of Lasers and Articular Cartilage. Orthopaedics. May 1993, 16(5) 593–8.


  • Vacuum Shell for Robotic Surgery of Soft Tissue, US 9,237,932 B2, January 19, 2016.

“My fellowship and membership standings are ways my patients can be assured that I’m providing them with a level of care they can feel confident about. This high level of care transcends into other areas of my practice, as well. For example, I use only the finest equipment and procedures available because my patients deserve nothing but the best.”

— Dr. Ghaderi