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Dual board-certified nurse practitioner Terrah Koppie Gavrilos, NP, has considerable experience in dermatology, plastic surgery & aesthetic medicine. After many years of critical care nursing, she obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practice at Rush University in Chicago. Through her Doctoral Degree at Rush University, she gained specialty clinical experience in dermatology through Illinois Dermatology Institute and Advocate Pediatric Dermatology. She then went on to complete post doctoral work at the University Massachusetts – Boston and post certified in family practice. In addition, she gained program completion of her RN First Surgical Assist through the National Institute of First Assists in with experience in both plastic and orthopedic surgery.
She has gained considerable working experience in plastic surgery, dermatology and aesthetic medicine including volumizers, fat dissolving products, dermal fillers, and neurotoxin injections beside brilliant dermatologists and plastic surgeons in the Chicagoland area over the past several years. Her clinical interest is in the field of medical and surgical dermatology, plastic surgery, and aesthetic medicine. She loves to grow in her practice and recently attended a course in dermoscopy through Northwestern University. She is a member of the Dermatology Nurse’s Association. She is married and resides with her husband, two sons, and Samoyed puppy in Barrington, IL. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, art, gardening, and yoga.
“I find that every human being holds his or her unique beauty. Plastic Surgery, Dermatology, and Medical aesthetics is about both treating disease as well as complimenting natural beauty with cutting edge medicine and medical therapies. The skin is the largest organ of the body and it protects us from external elements on a daily basis; it is our responsibility to care of our skin like any other organ. Our life, our health, and our confidence is dependent on the wellness of our skin.”