Robert George, MD

Plastic Surgery Resident

Robert grew up in Aspen, Colorado and was quickly drawn to plastic surgery after watching his father, an oral-maxillofacial surgeon, earn recognition in the community for helping improve a patient’s quality of life after treating a defect or a trauma injury. He went to Occidental College in Los Angeles for undergraduate before attending medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine – Peoria. He is also a lieutenant in the United States Navy and is honored to be able to give back to his country and his patients.

His main surgical interests are craniofacial and peripheral nerve surgery. In his free time, he enjoys running, biking, kayaking, exercising, and playing the violin.



  • MD, University of Illinois College of Medicine - Peoria, 2020
  • BA, Occidental College, 2016


  • Graduation with Honors
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society
  • Outstanding Peer Mentor/Educator May 2020
  • Granville A. Bennett Award for Medical Education May 2020
  • Medical Student Research Award May 2020
  • Tom C. Reeves Memorial Award May 2019
  • Outstanding Peer Mentor/Educator Apr 2019
  • Chancellor’s Student Service Award Apr 2019
  • Health Professions Student Council Travel Grant Apr 2019
  • General Leadership Certificate Aug 2019
  • Organizational Leadership Certificate May 2018
  • Social Action Leadership Certificate May 2017