About Dr. Alison Shore
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

American Board of Plastic Surgeons – ABMS MOC
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Member – American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member – Illinois Society of Plastic Surgeons


Dr. Alison Shore combines her artistic abilities and her experience with reconstructive and aesthetic surgery to provide her patients with up-to-date techniques in the setting of a safe, caring environment. She focuses on providing a highly personalized approach for each patient, recognizing the importance of individuality and the diversity of beauty.

Practice Focus

The practice focuses on a variety of procedures, including:

  • Breast reconstruction and augmentation
  • Body contouring
  • Facial aesthetics
  • Skin care consultations
  • Skin cancer excision and reconstruciton
  • Reconstructive procedures for gender affirmation

Specialty Area

Dr. Shore is especially dedicated to working with breast cancer patients, understanding the importance of breast reconstruction following breast cancer treatments. She performs a variety of reconstructive techniques, including free flap reconstruction (using the patient’s own tissues, such as TRAM or DIEP flaps), implant-based reconstruction, and combination procedures (implant and flap).


Dr. Shore completed the Zaccone Family Foundation Fellowship in Reconstructive Microsurgery at the University of Chicago Medical Center. During this time, she gained proficiency in multiple breast reconstructive procedures, including DIEP, SIEA, and thigh-based flaps, as well as oncoplastic and implant-based techniques. She also gained experience with reconstructive techniques of the head and neck, trunk, and extremities.

Professional Background

  • The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA
  • The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio (Residency)
  • Colby College, Maine, magna cum laude

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • Presence Saint Joseph Hospital

Personal Interests

In her free time, Dr. Shore enjoys practicing yoga, playing golf, cooking traveling, and reading. She is also certified as an advanced open water SCUBA diver. She and her husband, David, live in Lakeview, with their two rescue cats, Ike and Maeby. She volunteers at PAWS Chicago, helping cats and dogs find forever homes in the Chicago area.

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Presence Saint Joseph Hospital

Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Shore has extensive training and experience in reconstructive breast surgery. She is dedicated to working with breast cancer patients, making sure they are thoroughly informed and comfortable about the decisions they have made regarding treatment options. As breast cancer is such a life-changing diagnosis, Dr. Shore provides the highest level of care and support to ease this traumatic experience.


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