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Katherine M. Gast, MD, MS

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(608) 263-5008

Madison, WI 53792

Katherine M. Gast, MD, MS

Assistant Professor
Division of Plastic Surgery


  • MS, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI, 2009
  • MD, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, 2010
  • Integrated Residency, Plastic Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2016
  • Subspecialty Fellowship in Gender Affirming Surgery and Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction, University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium, 2017

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Gast specializes in reconstructive plastic surgery and has advanced training in gender affirming surgery (vaginoplasty, phalloplasty, breast augmentation, and mastectomy) and autologous microsurgical breast reconstruction (DIEP flaps). She also performs a wide range of adult reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Dr. Gast is the medical director of the UW Comprehensive Gender Services Program.

Dr. Gast provides a wide range of services including Abdominal Wall Reconstruction, Abdominoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Breast Reconstruction, Breast Reduction, Chest Wall and Thoracic Reconstruction, Facial Feminization Surgery, Gender Mastectomy, Labiaplasty, Lower Extremity Reconstruction, Penile Inversion Vaginoplasty, Phalloplasty, Sternal Wound Reconstruction, and Tracheal Shave.

Research Interests

Dr. Gast’s research is focused on patient reported outcomes in gender affirming surgery.

Recent Publications
  • Clinicopathological findings in female-to-male gender-affirming breast surgery.
    East EG, Gast KM, Kuzon WM, Roberts E, Zhao L, Jorns JM
    Histopathology 2017 Jun 28.
    [PubMed ID: 28657118]
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  • Discussion: Surgical Outcome after Penile Inversion Vaginoplasty: A Retrospective Study of 475 Transgender Women.
    Kuzon WM, Gast KM
    Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2016 11; 138(5):1008-1009.
    [PubMed ID: 27782993]
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  • Facial Feminization: Systematic Review of the Literature.
    Morrison SD, Vyas KS, Motakef S, Gast KM, Chung MT, Rashidi V, Satterwhite T, Kuzon W, Cederna PS
    Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2016 Jun; 137(6):1759-70.
    [PubMed ID: 27219232]
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  • Bibliometric indices and academic promotion within plastic surgery.
    Gast KM, Kuzon WM, Waljee JF
    Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2014 Nov; 134(5):838e-844e.
    [PubMed ID: 25347660]
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  • Influence of training institution on academic affiliation and productivity among plastic surgery faculty in the United States.
    Gast KM, Kuzon WM, Adelman EE, Waljee JF
    Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2014 Sep; 134(3):570-8.
    [PubMed ID: 25158713]
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  • Anti-Müllerian hormone and inhibin B variability during normal menstrual cycles.
    Sowers M, McConnell D, Gast K, Zheng H, Nan B, McCarthy JD, Randolph JF
    Fertil. Steril. 2010 Sep; 94(4):1482-6.
    [PubMed ID: 19969291, PMC ID: 2891288]
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  • Detection of intracellular iron by its regulatory effect.
    Li JY, Ram G, Gast K, Chen X, Barasch K, Mori K, Schmidt-Ott K, Wang J, Kuo HC, Savage-Dunn C, Garrick MD, Barasch J
    Am. J. Physiol., Cell Physiol. 2004 Dec; 287(6):C1547-59.
    [PubMed ID: 15282194]
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