Samuel Maurice, M.D., FACS, FAAP

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Dr. Maurice is the medical director of the Center for Craniofacial & Children’s Reconstructive Surgery at Mercy Medical Center.  He is a board-certified plastic surgeon and a fellowship-trained craniofacial surgeon.  After receiving his medical degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Maurice completed a residency in General Surgery, followed by fellowship training in both Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and fellowship training in Craniofacial Surgery. 

He is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The American Society of Craniofacial Surgeons, the American Cleft Palate Association, and the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons.  He is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons and in the American Academy of Pediatrics.  He has also authored multiple journal articles and book chapters on various plastic surgery and craniofacial surgery topics. 

He loves working with children and with their families.  He is committed to providing the highest quality of care for his patients—with attention to safety and in an environment that is comfortable for children.

Dr. Maurice and his wife have three sons.  When not working, he enjoys sports, spending time with his family, being active in his Church community, and performing mission work.  

Board Certifications:

The American Board of Surgery

The American Board of Plastic Surgery


University of Notre Dame – Bachelor of Science

Northwestern University Medical School – Medical Degree

University of Iowa – General Surgery

Rush University School of Medicine – Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Craniofacial Surgery

Professional Organizations:

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

American Society of Craniofacial Surgeons

American Cleft Palate Association

American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons

American College of Surgeons, Fellow

American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow

Medical Licensure:

State of Iowa

State of Illinois

State of Georgia

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Des Moines, Iowa 50314

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