About Dr. Alison Shore
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr.Shore1442_5873Dr. Shore is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. She 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.

Her practice focuses on a variety of procedures, including breast reconstruction and augmentation, body contouring, and facial aesthetics. She provides skin care consultations, as well as reconstruction following skin cancer excision. Additionally, she performs reconstructive procedures for gender affirmation. She is a member of the Chicago medical community, with active staff positions at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, and an active member of the Illinois Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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).

Education & Experience

Originally from Massachusetts, Dr. Alison Shore loves her adopted hometown of Chicago. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Colby College in Maine, where she graduated magna cum laude. Dr. Shore earned her medical degree from The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and completed her residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

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.

Personal Interests

In her free time, she 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.