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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Michael Bentz is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Bentz’s practice focuses on plastic and reconstructive surgery for infants and children. He has special interests in pediatric hand surgery; cleft lip and palate surgery; chest, abdominal wall, and extremity reconstruction, and the treatment of birthmarks and vascular lesions. Dr Bentz also performs general reconstruction of the adult trunk, extremities, and head and neck.


Cosmetic Surgery (Transformations)

Hand Surgery and Microsurgery

Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
UW Hospital and Clinics
(608) 263-7502 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
2349 Deming Way Clinic (Transformations)
(608) 836-9990 | (866) 447-9990 | Map
American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (primary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification General Surgery
Plastic Surgery
Fellowship University of Pittsburgh

Fellowship in Microvascular Research, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 1989-1990
Residency Temple University, Philadelphia, University of Pittsburgh
Internship Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Medical School Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1984


Madison Magazine Top Docs 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2013

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2012

Best Doctors® in America 2011

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.


Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.

Programs & Conditions

PubMed Articles
Sillah NM Miller HJ Weis Sadoski TL Larson JD Bentz ML King TW . The effect of community based-academic partnerships on student knowledge about plastic surgery and interest in medicine. Ann Plast Surg. 2015 Jun;74(6):708-12
[PubMed ID: 25969974]
Garg RK Afifi AM Gassner J Hartman MJ Leverson G King TW Bentz ML Gentry LR . A novel classification of frontal bone fractures: The prognostic significance of vertical fracture trajectory and skull base extension. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2015 May;68(5):645-53
[PubMed ID: 25778872]
Rogers-Vizena CR Lalonde DH Menick FJ Bentz ML . Surgical treatment and reconstruction of nonmelanoma facial skin cancers. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 May;135(5):895e-908e
[PubMed ID: 25919272]
Minter RM Amos KD Bentz ML Blair PG Brandt C D'Cunha J Davis E Delman KA Deutsch ES Divino C Kingsley D Klingensmith M Meterissian S Sachdeva AK Terhune K Termuhlen PM Mullan PB . Transition to Surgical Residency: A Multi-Institutional Study of Perceived Intern Preparedness and the Effect of a Formal Residency Preparatory Course in the Fourth Year of Medical School. Acad Med. 2015 Mar 17;
[PubMed ID: 25785673]
Kempton SJ Robertson FA Bentz ML Kaufman DB . Helical tomotherapy-based total lymphoid irradiation: a more precise and less toxic radiation delivery system for consideration in composite tissue allotransplantation. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Mar;135(3):655e-656e
[PubMed ID: 25647701]
Chen JT Girotto JA Kitzmiller WJ Lawrence WT Verheyden CN Vedder NB Coleman JJ Bentz ML . Academic plastic surgery: faculty recruitment and retention. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Mar;133(3):393e-404e
[PubMed ID: 24572885]
Larson JD Altman AM Bentz ML Larson DL . Pressure ulcers and perineal reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Jan;133(1):39e-48e
[PubMed ID: 24374686]
Israel JS Mandel BA Bentz ML Afifi AM . Tweeting all surgeons: update your facebook status, enhance your reputation, and "pin" your practice on the wild, wild web. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 May;131(5):865e-8e
[PubMed ID: 23629141]
Hanson SE Kleinbeck KR Cantu D Kim J Bentz ML Faucher LD Kao WJ Hematti P . Local delivery of allogeneic bone marrow and adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stromal cells for cutaneous wound healing in a porcine model. J Tissue Eng Regen Med. 2013 Feb 18;
[PubMed ID: 23418160]
Yang LC Wang XC Bentz ML Fang BR Xiong X Li XF Lu Q Wu Q Wang RF Feng W He JY Wang YY . Clinical application of the thoracodorsal artery perforator flaps. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2013 Feb;66(2):193-200
[PubMed ID: 23102763]
King TW Bentz ML . Discussion: Montreal children's hospital formula for nasoalveolar molding cleft therapy. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Feb;131(2):354-5
[PubMed ID: 23357995]
Rao VK Schmid DB Hanson SE Bentz ML . Establishing a multidisciplinary academic cosmetic center. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Dec;128(6):741e-6e
[PubMed ID: 22094775]
Bentz ML Ahmad J Rohrich RJ . Fundraising and philanthropy in plastic surgery: an essential tool for academic excellence. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 May;127(5):2108-12
[PubMed ID: 21228736]
Rogers CR Bentz ML . An evidence-based approach to the treatment of nonmelanoma facial skin malignancies. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Feb;127(2):940-8
[PubMed ID: 21285800]
Hanson SE Bentz ML Hematti P . Mesenchymal stem cell therapy for nonhealing cutaneous wounds. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Feb;125(2):510-6
[PubMed ID: 20124836]
Rogers CR Gutowski KA Munoz-Del Rio A Larson DL Edwards M Hansen JE Lawrence WT Stevenson TR Bentz ML . Integrated plastic surgery residency applicant survey: characteristics of successful applicants and feedback about the interview process. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 May;123(5):1607-17
[PubMed ID: 19407635]
Bonneau LA Delatte SJ Bentz ML . Intraneural lipoma of the ulnar nerve. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Jan;123(1):40e-41e
[PubMed ID: 19116530]
Stacey DH Fox BC Poore SO Bentz ML Gutowski KA . Community-acquired methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus: diagnosis and treatment update for plastic surgeons. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Oct;122(4):120e-7e
[PubMed ID: 18827629]
Larson JD Larson DL Bentz ML . Educating students about plastic surgery: a program for grade school outreach. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Jul;122(1):50e-51e
[PubMed ID: 18594383]
Gowans LK Bentz ML DeSantes KB Thompson KJ . Successful treatment of an infant with constitutional chromosomal abnormality and hemangiopericytoma with chemotherapy alone. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2007 Jun;29(6):409-11
[PubMed ID: 17551404]