Dr. Ritacca specializes in cosmetic surgery teaching the art of eyelid surgery, liposuction, fat transfer and laser liposuction in his private practice and other major hospitals. He has also taught at the Cook County Hospital for over 20 years. He graduated with honors from the University of Illinois and received the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha award for exceptional work in the field of medicine. From there, he became board certified in ophthalmology after attending Northwestern University and received his fellowship training in Eye & Facial Plastic Surgery at New York Medical College. He has studied under Jeff Klein, the innovator of Tumescent Liposuction & has performed stem cell work for 8 years. Dr Ritacca works with a team of physicians in the field of breast augmentation, liposuction, facial rejuvenation, lasers and stem cell therapy. He has traveled to Africa, Panama and Honduras with other physicians delivering care to the poor and providing reconstructive surgery for leg ulcers and eyelid deformities. Dr. Ritacca also belongs to the Allergan, Thermigen & Renew Advantage advisory boards. Dr. Ritacca’s hobbies include spending quality time with his wife and children and staying active by playing tennis.


Dr. Daniel Ritacca, Curriculum Vitae


Medical Office: 230 Center Drive – Vernon Hills – IL – 60061
St. Viator High School Arlington Heights, Illinois 1970
University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois 1974
B.S. Psychology

University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois 1979
Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine
Graduated With Honors, AOA Honor Society
Internship- Internal Medicine Lutheran General Hospital 1979 – 1980
Park Ridge, Illinois

Residency- Ophthalmology Evanston Hospital 1980 – 1983
Evanston, Illinois

Fellowship-Oculoplastics 1983 – 1984
Trained under Pierre Guibor, M.D.

Fellowship- Liposucton and Fat Transfer 1996
Trained under Jeff Klein, M.D.
New York Medical College, New York, New York
Metropolitan Hospital, New York, New York
Westchester County Hospital, Valhalla, New York
Physician and Surgeon, State of Illinois
Board Certified – American Board of Ophthalmology

John Stroger Hospital, Chicago IL
Highland Park Hospital, Highland Park (Northshore University Health-system)
Condell Medical Center, Libertyville, IL

American Medical Association
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons
American Academy of Phlebology
American Academy of Aesthetic Surgery

Psychology 1974- 1975
Organized a Behavior Modification Program Based on Token Economy at Downey V.A. Downey, Illinois

Ophthalmology 1978
Researched and programmed by computer, Statistics on Vitrectomy in trauma and diabetes.
University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary Chicago, Illinois

Department of Oculoplastics, John Stroger Hospital, Chicago IL

Mitchell Grasseschi, M.D.
230 Center Dr. Vernon Hills, IL 60061

Mitchell Jackson, M. D.
300 N Milwaukee Ave, Lake Villa IL

Leonard Lu, M.D.
230 Center Dr. Vernon Hills, IL 60061

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