Clark Schierle, MD, PhD, FACS

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Chicago, IL
Director of Aesthetic Surgery

Dr. Clark Friedrich Schierle is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon at Northwestern Specialists in Plastic Surgery, located in Chicago, IL. He specializes in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, breast, and body. Dr. Schierle graduated Summa Cum Laude with the highest college and departmental honors from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he began as a full-time student at the precocious age of twelve. After completing a postgraduate research fellowship in Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, he spent the next ten years earning a PhD in the same subject as well as a MD, both from Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Schierle completed his training in plastic surgery in Chicago, IL, at the prestigious seven-year Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency program at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, where he received extensive training in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, breast, and body. He has trained and worked extensively with surgeons from Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Children’s Memorial Hospital, NorthShore University HealthSystem including Evanston, Glenbrook and Highland Park Hospitals, Chicago’s Shriners Hospital, and the Chicago Center for the Surgery of the Hand.

Nationally Recognized Surgeon

Dr. Clark Schierle’s work in advancing both the cosmetic and reconstructive aspects of plastic surgery has been nationally recognized by awards from both the Wound Healing Society and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He has been asked to present at national and international meetings such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, the Chinese Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations.

He has lectured on topics as diverse as three-dimensional imaging for plastic surgery, endoscopic breast augmentation, wound healing, scarring, lower extremity reconstruction, cosmetic breast surgery, non-surgical treatments for aging, and face transplantation.


Dr. Schierle has authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Journal of Trauma, Wound Repair & Regeneration and the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, as well as book chapters for authoritative texts on cosmetic and reconstructive procedures such as Practical Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic Bootcamp Primer, and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Board Review.

Raised in a family of architects in Beverly Hills, CA, Dr. Schierle combines aesthetic and reconstructive goals in each of his cases. (NSPS). The son of a Chinese mother and German father, Dr. Schierle speaks seven languages and applies his unique cultural perspective to help address patients’ aesthetic concerns across a broad range of ethnic backgrounds.

What His Patients Say

“Dr. Schierle and his team were outstanding! From the initial consultation to the final outcome, it was an extremely patient-centric and quality experience. Dr. S listened to and actioned my input and he was very sensitive to my needs. The recovery and results have been amazing. I have already recommended Dr. S and the practice in general to my friends and family. I am 1000% delighted. Thanks to the whole team and especially to Dr. S.” – Elizabeth D.

Schedule A Consultation With Dr. Clark Schierle

Contact Northwestern Specialists in Plastic Surgery (NSPS) today and schedule an appointment to speak with Dr. Schierle about rediscovering your inner beauty and realizing the personal image you have always desired. Call today at 312.736.7545 to schedule a consultation in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Schierle is a member of the following professional societies:

Dr. Schierle holds clinical privileges at the following hospitals:


Real Self 2016
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Society of Plastic Surgeons

American Board of Plastic Surgery
International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Real Self Top Doctor

American Association For Hand Surgery
Fellow American College of Surgeons
American Society Reconstructive Microsurgery

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Northwestern Specialists in Plastic Surgery



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676 North Saint Clair St. | Suite #1575
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