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Timothy W. King, MD, PhD, FACS, FAAP Print Friendly Page

Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. King’s practice focuses on plastic and reconstructive surgery for infants, children and adults. He has special interests in pediatric plastic surgery, cleft lip and palate surgery, microsurgery, and the treatment of birthmarks and vascular lesions. He also performs general reconstruction of the adult trunk, extremities, and head and neck as well as aesthetic and cosmetic surgery.


Cosmetic Surgery (Transformations)

Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

UW Health Clinics

Pediatric Cleft and Craniofacial Anomalies Clinic
American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-2376 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic
American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
Plastic Surgery Clinic
University Hospital
(608) 263-7502 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
2349 Deming Way Clinic (Transformations)
(608) 836-9990 | (866) 447-9990 | Map
Vascular Anomalies Clinic
American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

Regional Specialty Clinics

SwedishAmerican Medical Group/Woodside (Rockford)
(779) 696-8499 |  Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
St. Mary's Hospital, UnityPoint Health - Meriter (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Plastic Surgery

Pediatric Plastic Surgery Fellowship, Northwestern University/Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, 2008

Residency Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY
Medical School University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX, 2001

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


Dr. King’s research focuses on the development of tissue-engineered constructs for use in reconstructive plastic surgery. His research has focused on elucidating the regulatory mechanisms required for neovascularization into engineered tissues. He is also interested in merging stem cell biology with tissue engineering to create viable tissue constructs.

PubMed Articles
Mitchell NM Cutting CB King TW Oliker A Sifakis ED . A Real-Time Local Flaps Surgical Simulator Based on Advances in Computational Algorithms for Finite Element Models. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Feb;137(2):445e-52e
[PubMed ID: 26818334]
Israel JS Carlson AR Bonneau LA Kempton SJ King TW Bentz ML Afifi AM . Reconstructive surgery and patients with spinal cord injury: Perioperative considerations for the plastic surgeon. J Plast Surg Hand Surg. 2015 Oct 8;:1-6
[PubMed ID: 26450444]
Block L Gosain A King TW . Emerging Therapies for Scar Prevention. Adv Wound Care (New Rochelle). 2015 Oct 1;4(10):607-614
[PubMed ID: 26487979]
Block L King TW Gosain A . Debridement Techniques in Pediatric Trauma and Burn-Related Wounds. Adv Wound Care (New Rochelle). 2015 Oct 1;4(10):596-606
[PubMed ID: 26487978]
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]
Nayar HS Bentz ML Baus GH Palacios J Dibbell DG Sr Noon J Poore SO King TW Mount DL . The Imperative of Academia in the Globalization of Plastic Surgery. J Craniofac Surg. 2015 Jun;26(4):1102-5
[PubMed ID: 26080135]
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]
Roy M King TW . Epidermal growth factor regulates NIKS keratinocyte proliferation through Notch signaling. J Surg Res. 2013 Nov;185(1):6-11
[PubMed ID: 23899513]
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]
Knoche JW LeBlanc KK King TW Knox BL . An infant with a unilateral mandibular fracture: when to consider nonaccidental trauma. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2012 Apr;51(4):404-7
[PubMed ID: 22456490]
Garfinkle JS King TW Grayson BH Brecht LE Cutting CB . A 12-year anthropometric evaluation of the nose in bilateral cleft lip-cleft palate patients following nasoalveolar molding and cutting bilateral cleft lip and nose reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Apr;127(4):1659-67
[PubMed ID: 21460673]
Larson JD Sisolak BB King TW . The presence of "ghost" citations in an applicant pool of an integrated plastic surgery residency program. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Oct;126(4):1390-4
[PubMed ID: 20885262]
King TW Lerman OZ Carter JJ Warren SM . Exertional compartment syndrome of the thigh: a rare diagnosis and literature review. J Emerg Med. 2010 Aug;39(2):e93-9
[PubMed ID: 18597970]
Sitzman TJ Hanson SE King TW Gutowski KA . Detection of flap venous and arterial occlusion using interstitial glucose monitoring in a rodent model. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Jul;126(1):71-9
[PubMed ID: 20595858]
King TW Gallas MT Robb GL Lalani Z Miller MJ . Aesthetic and functional outcomes using osseous or soft-tissue free flaps. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2002 Jul;18(5):365-71
[PubMed ID: 12149669]
Brey EM King TW Johnston C McIntire LV Reece GP Patrick CW Jr . A technique for quantitative three-dimensional analysis of microvascular structure. Microvasc Res. 2002 May;63(3):279-94
[PubMed ID: 11969305]
King TW Brey EM Youssef AA Johnston C Patrick CW Jr . Quantification of vascular density using a semiautomated technique for immunostained specimens. Anal Quant Cytol Histol. 2002 Feb;24(1):39-48
[PubMed ID: 11865948]
Bick RJ Liao JP King TW LeMaistre A McMillin JB Buja LM . Temporal effects of cytokines on neonatal cardiac myocyte Ca2+ transients and adenylate cyclase activity. Am J Physiol. 1997 Apr;272(4 Pt 2):H1937-44
[PubMed ID: 9139981]