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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 378 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 378 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
    372 ratings

    Provider showed concern

    4.9
    374 ratings

    Friendliness/courtesy of Care Provider

    4.9
    375 ratings

    Care Provider spoke using clear language

    4.9
    373 ratings

    Provider explained things clearly

    4.9
    376 ratings

    Time Care Provider spent with patient

    4.8
    376 ratings

    Provider included you in decisions

    4.9
    372 ratings

    Patients' confidence in Care Provider

    4.9
    376 ratings

    Likelihood of recommending this provider

    4.9
    372 ratings

    Wait time at clinic

    4.7
    365 ratings


    Comments (46)

    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.


    4.9
    Aug 28, 2019
    It's a busy practice, so visits are quick.  
    5.0
    Aug 27, 2019
    Dr Lichon is extremely thorough, professional, easy to understand, shows concerns and listens and answers all my questions.  
    5.0
    Aug 27, 2019
    Highly recommend Dr. Lichon. Total confidence in her treatment and care during my visit.  
    5.0
    Aug 27, 2019
    Dr Vanessa is awesome!  
    5.0
    Aug 25, 2019
    Dr Lichon's office is very well run and very well managed.  
    5.0
    Aug 13, 2019
    thought the staff was very good n Doctor was excellent!  
    5.0
    Aug 12, 2019
    Very good doctor very good. Great work, very kind, I trust her, I like her.  
    5.0
    Jul 31, 2019
    Excellent experience. Dr. Lichon and staff were competent and caring.  
    4.5
    Jul 31, 2019
    beautiful  
    4.9
    Jul 29, 2019
    Dr Lichon and her staff are the best  
    5.0
    Jul 25, 2019
    Dr. Lichon followed up with me that afternoon with a personal phone call. I appreciate that very much!  
    4.9
    Jul 25, 2019
    FABULOUS CARE FROM DR. VANESSA/ I will recommend her to all who need this care. thank you dmg for finding dr. vanessa/ I was the most important person in the room prior and during the See more  
    3.9
    Jul 23, 2019
    good  
    5.0
    Jul 23, 2019
    dr linchon was very professional but explained what was happening  
    5.0
    Jul 16, 2019
    I've rarely experienced a more thorough, compassionate, and informed medical experience.  
    5.0
    Jul 16, 2019
    Doctor was excellent and very personable.  
    4.8
    Jul 09, 2019
    have already recommended this practice to others  
    5.0
    Jul 06, 2019
    great doc.wish they were all like her!  
    4.8
    Jun 27, 2019
    Dr. Vanessa is very thorough. Her manner is very down-to-earth, which I appreciate. She is proactive in recommending biopsies while recommending them only when she has a clear concern. I have great confidence in her See more  
    5.0
    Jun 26, 2019
    Dr Lichon made a horrible ordeal seem better.  
    5.0
    Jun 22, 2019
    Dr. Vanessa Lichon is an all-star physician, up-to-date on the latest techniques and always shows consideration to my concerns. Visits with her are always a joy, and she's batting 1000 for fixing my dermatological issues.  
    5.0
    Jun 18, 2019
    good  
    5.0
    Jun 17, 2019
    *Dr. Vanessa Lichon is incredibly friendly & competent.  
    5.0
    Jun 17, 2019
    very good care by all the staff.  
    5.0
    Jun 10, 2019
    excellent!  
    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.  
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