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Vanessa C. Lichon, MD

Philosophy of Care

I believe in patient focused, individualized care that involves educating patients on their diagnoses, developing an individual treatment plan and fostering patient satisfaction. I encourage patients to ask questions and understand the management of their skin cancers or other skin conditions.


Patient Satisfaction Rating

4.8
Based on 400 reviews

  • General

    SPECIALTIES

    • Dermatology
    • Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Reconstruction


    BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

    • Dermatology


    PATIENTS SEEN
    Accepts adults


    LANGUAGES

    • English


    MEDICAL INTERESTS
    Mohs micrographic surgery and reconstruction, skin cancer evaluation and management, skin cancer screening, cutaneous evaluation for organ transplant recipients, melanoma, atypical nevi and scar revision.


    PERSONAL INTERESTS
    I grew up in Naperville and attended Benet Academy. I enjoy traveling, the Chicago Cubs, Notre Dame football, sports, photography, and spending time with family and friends.


  • Education

    EDUCATION
    School University of Illinois at Chicago
    Graduation Date 06/2007
    Degree MD

    School University of Notre Dame
    Graduation Date 05/2003
    Degree Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology
    Honors Summa Cum Laude

    RESIDENCY
    School Loyola University Medical School
    Title Chief Resident - Dermatology

    FELLOWSHIPS
    School University of Vermont

  • Procedures

    Dermatology
    • Mohs Surgery
  • Memberships

    • American College of Mohs Surgery
    • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
    • American Academy of Dermatology
    • Chicago Dermatological Society
    • International Transplant Skin Cancer Collaborative
  • Awards and Accolades

    Name Theodore Tromovitch Award, American College of Mohs Surgery
    Date 05/2014

  • Media/Published Articles

    • An Elongated Leading Edge Facilitates Rotation Flap Closure: In Vivo Demonstration (Jan 1, 2016)
    • Treatment of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer (Dec 1, 2013)
    • Surgical Treatment of Large Skin Cancers (Oct 1, 2013)
    • Subungual Squamous Cell Carcinoma (Feb 1, 2013)
    • Cutaneous Rhodotorula Treated with Photodynamic Therapy (Jul 1, 2012)
    • Clear Cell Acanthoma (Oct 1, 2011)
    • A Child with Multiple Erythematous, Crusted Papules on Trunk and Extremities (Jan 1, 2010)
    • Plantar warts: a focus on treatment modalities (Aug 1, 2007)
    • Left-sided eruption on a child: case study (Jun 1, 2007)
    • Lichen simplex chronicus (Jun 1, 2007)
    • Xeroderma pigmentosum: beyond skin cancer (Mar 1, 2007)
    • Fibroepithelioma of Pinkus (Jan 1, 2007)
    • A teenager with scaly papules on the trunk and extremities (Oct 31, 2006)
    • Mycetoma: a review (Jul 1, 2006)
    • Basal cell carcinoma in a patient with xeroderma pigmentosum (Jul 1, 2006)
  • Patient Ratings & Comments

    Patient Satisfaction Rating
    4.8
    Based on 400 reviews

    Rating Categories

    The Patient Satisfaction Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.


    Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

    Press Ganey Certified Data Integrity

    Ease of scheduling appointments

    4.7
    394 ratings

    Provider showed concern

    4.9
    396 ratings

    Friendliness/courtesy of Care Provider

    4.9
    397 ratings

    Care Provider spoke using clear language

    4.9
    392 ratings

    Provider explained things clearly

    4.9
    398 ratings

    Time Care Provider spent with patient

    4.7
    398 ratings

    Provider included you in decisions

    4.8
    393 ratings

    Patients' confidence in Care Provider

    4.8
    397 ratings

    Likelihood of recommending this provider

    4.8
    393 ratings

    Wait time at clinic

    4.7
    384 ratings


    Comments (38)

    Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.


    5.0
    May 24, 2019
    First encounter with Dr. Lichon was a very good one. She is compassionate, competent. and professional.  
    5.0
    May 21, 2019
    Outstanding care from first to last.  
    3.0
    Apr 01, 2019
    she is nice but short, not as "friendly" as I anticipated. didn't spend much time, did her thing and whipped out of the room each time, again seemed to be rushed or super busy.  
    5.0
    Mar 24, 2019
    Dr. Vanessa Lichon called me personally the night of the Mohs Procedure to see how I was doing and if I had any questions. Very considerate.  
    5.0
    Mar 19, 2019
    Dr. Vanessa is extremely focused on her patients and ensures that they understand everything that is going to take place throughout the procedure. I have full confidence in the care she has provided.  
    5.0
    Mar 19, 2019
    I know I am repeating myself. just an excellent operation at every level.  
    5.0
    Mar 05, 2019
    very professional and caring service, answered all my questions.  
    5.0
    Feb 27, 2019
    Dr Lichon explained everything she was doing and the reasoning for it! She called me at the end of the day to see how I was doing, that was an excellent touch that highlights her See more  
    5.0
    Feb 26, 2019
    good experience with mohs procedure  
    5.0
    Feb 25, 2019
    Dr. Lichon went the extra mile with my care. She is exceptional, as I was a patient of another Dr.who was out of town, and Dr. Lichon was on-call. She treated me like I See more  
    5.0
    Feb 20, 2019
    *Dr. Lichon made the experience of the procedure pain free & worry free. She is wonderful.  
    5.0
    Feb 13, 2019
    I have recommended Dr. Lichon to friends.  
    5.0
    Feb 12, 2019
    Dr Vanessa Lichen was very quick to make a decision, and then went ahead to do the biopsy, without having me return to have it done!  
    5.0
    Jan 23, 2019
    very excellent doctor  
    5.0
    Jan 13, 2019
    Dr. Vanessa Linchon was extremely friendly , professional, helpful - explained exactly what was going to happen, etc  
    4.9
    Jan 03, 2019
    I was very impressed with her. She was knowledgeable, caring, efficient, and worked with confidants.   
    5.0
    Jan 01, 2019
    I was very pleased when she gave me full, complete information about the procedure and folllow up care.  
    5.0
    Dec 12, 2018
    I do recommend this doctor  
    4.9
    Dec 11, 2018
    Dr. Lichon is the best. All doctors should be as skilled, compassionate and knowledgeable as Dr. Lichon.  
    5.0
    Dec 11, 2018
    Office was very busy that day. Doctor only has so much time to spend with patients. She did not waste time. Very helpful with follow-up care.  
    5.0
    Dec 06, 2018
    Doctor very efficient & confident. Eases anxiety. Doctor call back, following procedure, reassuring.  
    5.0
    Sep 25, 2018
    Dr. Lichon telephoned later in the day to inquire about my well-being. I appreciated the care and follow-up.  
    5.0
    Sep 25, 2018
    Dr. herself called as a follow up in the evening to see how I was doing. I was most appreciative of that.  
    2.9
    Sep 20, 2018
    I got the feeling Dr. Lichon was in a hurray and didn't provide information I would liked to have known.  
    4.6
    Sep 20, 2018
    She was personable, knowledgeable and very very nice  
    5.0
    Sep 19, 2018
    I was very impressed that Dr. Lichon called me after her normal hours to see if I was doing okay.  
    5.0
    Sep 18, 2018
    I felt very well cared for  
    5.0
    Sep 08, 2018
    nothing but praise for dr lichon. so far the results of her work are amazing to me  
    5.0
    Aug 29, 2018
    When I had surgery, the doctor followed up later in the day, not her assistant.  
    5.0
    Aug 27, 2018
    Dr. Lichon was very caring and explained everything that was happening as we progressed through the Mohs' surgery.  
    5.0
    Aug 14, 2018
    good  
    5.0
    Aug 03, 2018
    The quick response of Dr Lichon was outstanding. Her skill set is readily apparent. I have and will continue to recommend her services to my family and friends. She is a great asset to your See more  
    4.9
    Aug 02, 2018
    I've seen many doctors and medical personnel over many years and Dr. Vanessa was over-the-top with kindness, concern and professionalism. She even call me in the afternoon of the procedure to check on my condition. See more  
    N/A
    Aug 01, 2018
    All was good  
    5.0
    Aug 01, 2018
    Dr. Liphon ROCKS! She really knows her stuff and doesn't waste time.  
    5.0
    Jul 18, 2018
    Dr. Lichon was great  
    5.0
    Jun 27, 2018
    Dr Lichon even called me the night of the procedure to see how I was feeling. Top shelf care.  
    4.6
    Jun 20, 2018
    Dr. Lichon is an excellent surgeon, however, due to the great distance from my home to her office, I probably will not be seeing her again.  
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