Phil Meehan, DDS
Dr. Phil Meehan, originally from Rockford, IL, received his bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences with Honors from the University of Missouri in 2009. Following his undergraduate studies, he completed his Doctorate in Dental Surgery degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) in 2013. During his time there, he was recognized as one of the top students involved in their more specialized Oral Surgery Honors program. He received numerous awards for exemplary academic performance, one of which was the Omicron Kappa Upsilon fraternity, the national dental honor society.
Following dental school, Dr. Meehan completed a 4 year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at Cook County Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. During residency, Dr. Meehan was appointed chief resident and cared for a diverse population of patients requiring a wide range of treatment. He gained extensive experience with complex facial trauma, plastic and reconstructive surgery, skeletal/facial deformities, severe odontogenic infections, oral/maxillofacial pathology including head and neck cancer, and facial reconstruction. In addition, he gained extensive knowledge in both general and outpatient anesthesia, dental implants, dento-alveolar surgery including wisdom teeth, bone grafting, and orthognathic surgery. Dr. Meehan has worked with Dr. Laverdiere Beck for the past 4 years at John Stroger Hospital and now plans on practicing the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery in the North Shore and Downtown areas. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine. Dr. Meehan is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support, and BLS.
Dr. Meehan lives in downtown Chicago. He is very active with activities in the city which include sporting events, concerts, and anything involving Lake Michigan. He is an avid endurance athlete, competes in triathlons, and recently completed his 5th Chicago marathon. He also enjoys traveling, photography, and the Chicago Cubs.