A native of Chicago, Dr. Braithwaite received his undergraduate education at the University of Chicago and his medical education at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. Following a surgical internship in Chicago, Dr. Braithwaite joined the United States Navy to become a flight surgeon. After a tour with the Marines, Dr. Braithwaite resumed formal surgical training as a resident in general surgery at Keesler Medical Center, Keesler Air Force Base, where he fostered his interest in plastic surgery. Dr. Braithwaite then went on to train in plastic surgery at the University of Louisville, a program with an illustrious history in this field.
After completing his training, Dr. Braithwaite became a staff plastic surgeon at Bethesda Naval Medical Center, “the President’s Hospital,” just outside Washington, DC. Achieving the rank of Commander, Dr. Braithwaite spent his last several years on active duty as the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Bethesda. Bethesda received the majority of Marine and Navy casualties from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts and Navy plastic surgeons were involved in many of the reconstructive efforts. This medical center also housed the Breast Care Center, the headquarters for a tremendous amount of breast reconstruction patients in the National Capital Area. Dr. Braithwaite provided breast reconstruction for the majority of these cancer patients. Dr. Braithwaite also performed countless primary and revision cosmetic procedures at Bethesda and he was named Assistant Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Dr. Braithwaite is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and he is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Braithwaite takes this vast experience with him to his Chicago practice.
Please contact Dr. Braithwaite to schedule a consultation. Dr. Braithwaite will be happy to discuss your options with you and come up with a treatment plan that is unique to your needs.