About the Practice

Meet Dr. Stefan Szczerba

Dr. Stefan Szczerba (pronounced Sher-ba) is double board-certified in general and plastic surgery. He completed his Cosmetic Fellowship at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, and his Plastic Surgery Fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta. His general surgery residency was completed at Northwestern, which he attended after earning his medical degree from Rush Medical College. He has authored articles for medical journals and textbooks, and taught medical students at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Szczerba is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. Szczerba has been named a “TOP” doctor by realself.com, an honor which is earned by the top 10% of ASPS members. He has been named a Patients’ Choice Award winner every year from 2012 to the current year, and has been recognized by Castle Connelly as a Top Doctor.

Why Choose Us?

Experience: Dr. Szczerba and the rest of our surgical team has extensive experience performing cosmetic surgery and non-surgical procedures, including working on complex cases. Everyone on the team is fully trained, certified or licensed in their field. Dr. Szczerba is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, signifying that he has passed rigorous reviews of training, experience and ethical conduct.

Personalized Attention: We value open and honest patient-doctor communication. Patients are never rushed in and out of the door; rather, they are given the opportunity to ask all of their questions and bring up any concerns.

Qualified Value Providers: It is one of our priorities to provide quality care at affordable prices. We set industry-leading prices but never compromise the quality of our facilities or services. We do not want cost to get in the way of attaining the treatment you deserve.


Located right across the street from the airport (making us easily accessible to out–of–town patients), the Chicago Aesthetic Surgery Institute and DaySpa facilities were designed with patient safety and comfort in mind. Our 5,000 square foot facility features two state-of-the-art plastic surgery operating suites, two minor procedure rooms, a hair restoration suite, a laser treatment room and three exam rooms. We are accredited by The Joint Commission, which is the same organization responsible for accrediting hospitals.

We employ board-certified anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists to administer medication to keep our patients calm and comfortable during treatment. The person who administers the medication remains on-hand during the procedure to monitor the patient’s vitals and ensure their safety.

Stefan Szczerba, MD

Stefan Szczerba, MD
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Janine Pawlus, RN

Janine Pawlus, RN
Practice Manager / Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist

Anita Wozniczka, NP

Anita Wozniczka, NP
Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist

Joanna - Aesthetician


Dee - Marketing/IT Director

Marketing/IT Director

Kerry, CNA


Justyna - Patient Coordinator

Patient Coordinator

Nancy - Patient Coordinator

Patient Coordinator

If you would like to schedule a consultation with our Chicago plastic surgeons, please contact us today.