Meet Janice Lalikos, MD

Dr. Lalikos

Dr. Janice Lalikos is the craniofacial clinic director and section chief of pediatric plastic surgery at UMass Memorial Medical Center. She is an Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the clinical research director in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.


Dr. Lalikos was educated as a medical artist. She received a magna cum laude bachelor of arts degree from Case Western Reserve University in conjunction with the Cleveland Institute of Art — designing her own degree in biological illustration. That artistic background served her well as she moved into the field of cosmetic surgery.

She received both an MD and an MA degree in medical illustration from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. It was there that she realized that plastic surgery would be the natural synthesis of her talents and interests.  She completed her general surgery residency at Vanderbilt University and her plastic surgery residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She has trained in cleft and craniofacial anomalies at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Linkou, Taiwan.

Dr. Lalikos’ general clinical interests revolve around plastic surgical treatment of mother and child, including repair, reconstruction and restoration. At the Cosmetic Surgery Center, she is involved in a variety of procedures, including:

  • Breast augmentation
  • Abdominoplasty and body contouring
  • Eyelid rejuvenation
  • Facial injectables (e.g., Botox® treatments)

She also performs liposuction procedures.

Dr. Lalikos has garnered numerous academic and clinical accolades over her many years of practice. She was given honorary Phi Delta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha memberships from East Carolina University. In 2009, she was listed in Best Doctors®and America’s Top Doctors.

A well-respected researcher as well, Dr. Lalikos has established clinical and research databases for the Craniofacial Clinic and people who have undergone treatments for obesity to enhance the success of these types of surgeries. She gives freely of her time to nonprofit causes, traveling every other year to the third world to provide charitable services to children.

Every day, she strives to provide excellence in all aspects of plastic surgery, to pass on that passion to residents and to try to improve the craft of plastic surgery through research and outcomes-based decision making.

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