Meet Dr. Markiewicz

Michael R. Markiewicz, DDS, MPH, MD

Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Call our office today at ☎ Chicago Office Phone Number312-985-9279 to make an appointment.

Attending Surgeon and Faculty

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Dr. Markiewicz holds memberships in several professional organizations including:

  • American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association
  • American Head and Neck Society
  • American Cleft Palate- Craniofacial Association
  • Illinois Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Chicago Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Dental Association
  • Illinois State Dental Society

Educated in Medicine and Dentistry, Dr. Markiewicz’s utmost priority was to obtain his training at centers of excellence, surrounding himself by the world’s foremost surgical educators in the fields of oral and maxillofacial, head and neck oncologic, reconstructive, and pediatric cleft and craniofacial surgery. This led his travels to the corners of the continental United States. Among many notable surgeons, he received his oral and maxillofacial surgery training under the mentorship of Drs. R. Bryan Bell and Eric Dierks. He then traveled to Orlando, Florida to obtain his pediatric cleft and craniomaxillofacial surgery training under Dr. Ramon Ruiz, at the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, which hosts one the largest birthing centers and neonatal intensive care units in the country. There Dr. Markiewicz received training and surgical expertise in managing children affected by congenital and acquired craniofacial deformities. To complete his surgical education, Dr. Markiewicz traveled just North to Jacksonville, Florida, to complete his training in Head and Neck Oncologic and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery under world renowned surgeon, Dr. Rui Fernandes, at the University of Florida, College of Medicine, one of the busiest units of its kind in the Southeastern United States.

In order to satisfy his desire to improve patient outcomes, Dr. Markiewicz obtained a Master’s of Public Health from Harvard University, and completed a Fellowship in Clinical Investigation at The Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Markiewicz obtained his Dental Degree at the University at Buffalo, and Medical Degree at Oregon Health and Science University. He has published research on a variety of topics including Pediatric Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery, Head and Neck Cancer, Microvascular Surgery, Facial Trauma and reconstruction, and Skull Base Surgery, in medical, dental, and surgical journals such as The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, Facial plastic Surgery Clinics of North America, Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery, The Journal of Neurological Surgery, and Microsurgery. He is honored and indebted to his mentors for his training. His hope is to use his unique blend of training in pediatric cleft and craniofacial surgery, head and neck surgery, and microvascular reconstructive surgery, medicine, and dentistry, to care for patients of the greater Chicago area and Midwest.


  • B.S. Psychology “Magna Cum Laude” – University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, Psychology
  • D.D.S, “Cum laude”, “Thesis Honors” – School of Dental Medicine, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
  • M.P.H. – Quantitative Methods, School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts
  • M.D. – School of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon


  • General Surgery, PGY-1, Department of Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon
  • Fellowship – The Center for Applied Clinical Investigation, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Fellowship – Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Orlando, FL
  • Fellowship – Head & Neck Oncologic & Microvascular Surgery, University of Florida, College of Medicine, Jacksonville, FL