Millicent Odunze, MD


  • Plastic surgeon with Dignity Health Medical Foundation at Mercy San Juan Medical Center
  • Volunteer plastic surgeon with Operation Smile, providing free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate, and other facial deformities for children around the globe
  • Presents at local and national medical conferences on wound healing, racial differences in facial aging patterns, and surgical treatment for localized chronic pain


Millicent Odunze Geers, MD, MPH, is a former writer for Verywell Health covering plastic surgery. During her seven-year residency at Northwestern University, Dr. Geers trained in all aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery. In addition to her clinical research and conference presentations, Dr. Geers has authored several scientific plastic surgery articles and has authored a chapter in a plastic surgery text.


Dr. Geers earned her bachelor's degree with honors from Harvard University. She then graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. While attending medical school, she simultaneously earned a master's degree in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, ranked one of the best Public Health programs in the nation. After medical school, Dr. Geers completed a residency in plastic surgery at one of the premier plastic surgery training programs in the country, Northwestern University. After her residency, she refined her plastic surgery knowledge with a one-year advanced aesthetic plastic surgery fellowship in Beverly Hills.

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