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Michael L Bentz, MD

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(608) 263-1367

600 Highland Avenue
Box 3236, Clinical Science Center
Madison, WI 53792

Michael L Bentz, MD

Vice Chairman of Clinical Affairs, Department of Surgery
Chairman, Division of Plastic Surgery


  • MD, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 1984
  • Residency in Surgery, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1984-1989
  • Fellowship in Microvascular Research, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 1989-1990
  • Residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 1990-1992

Clinical Specialties

Dr. 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. He also performs general reconstruction of the adult trunk, extremities, and head and neck.

Dr. Bentz provides a wide range of services including Brachial Plexus Surgery , Breast Reduction, Carpal Tunnel Release , Chest Wall and Thoracic Reconstruction, Congenital Defects, Digital Replantation , Ear Surgery (Otoplasty), Extended Efforts in Limb Salvage, Gynecologic Oncology Reconstruction, Lower Extremity Reconstruction, Microvascular Reconstruction , Mohs Defect Reconstruction, Nerve Repair, Pediatric Hand Surgery, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Skin Cancer Reconstruction, and Tendon Repairs.

Research Interests

Dr. Bentz’s research interests focus primarily on outcomes in gyneclogic oncology reconstruction and intra- and extra thoracic reconstruction as well as educational outcomes.

Recent Publications
  • Making Master Surgeons Out of Trainees: Part I. Teaching Surgical Judgment.
    Kempton SJ, Bentz ML
    Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2016 May; 137(5):1646-53.
    [PubMed ID: 27119935]
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  • Discussion: A Closer Look at the 2013 to 2014 Integrated Plastic Surgery Match.
    Nayar HS, Salyapongse AN, Bentz ML
    Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2016 Mar; 137(3):630e-1e.
    [PubMed ID: 26910707]
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  • Denying the Obvious: Four Extreme Cases of Neglected Tumors.
    Block LM, Jee YM, Baskaya MK, Bentz ML, Poore SO
    Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2015 Nov; 3(11):e571.
    [PubMed ID: 26893996, PMC ID: 4727723]
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  • The Current State of Global Surgery Training in Plastic Surgery Residency.
    Nayar HS, Salyapongse AN, Mount DL, Bentz ML
    Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2015 Dec; 136(6):830e-7e.
    [PubMed ID: 26270901]
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  • Reply: Surgical Treatment and Reconstruction of Nonmelanoma Facial Skin Cancers.
    Rogers-Vizena CR, Lalonde DH, Menick FJ, Bentz ML
    Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2015 Dec; 136(6):858e-9e.
    [PubMed ID: 26291706]
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