John Kucan, MD
Dr. John O. Kucan received his MD degree from the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in 1972. Following a four year residency training program in General Surgery he completed a Burn Research Fellowship and Plastic Surgery residency at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics in 1979. He was certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1980.
During his career Dr. Kucan has served as Director of 3 U.S. Burn Centers in: Chicago, IL, Albuquerque, NM, and Springfield IL and participated in the care of several thousand burn patients from acute care through reconstruction and rehabilitation. As an academic Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Kucan participated in clinical and basic science research, and the education and training of medical students, residents and Fellows. He was an examiner on the American Board of Plastic Surgery for a number of years. His clinical practice was heavily focused on reconstructive Plastic Surgery, especially burns, difficult wounds, repair of oncologic defects, traumatic injuries, and hand surgery. Dr. Kucan obtained Board Certification in Hand Surgery in 1990.
Dr. Kucan has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and served on the Editorial Boards of several Plastic Surgery journals. Currently he is the Managing Editor of ePlasty, an online Open Access Journal of Surgery that enjoys a global readership. Dr. Kucan retired from clinical practice several years ago but maintains active medical licenses in Illinois and New Mexico and is Emeritus Professor of Surgery at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.
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