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Brian Gander, MD

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(608) 263-5008

600 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53792

Brian Gander, MD

Assistant Professor
Division of Plastic Surgery


  • MD, University of Louisville School of Medicine, 2010
  • Plastic Surgery Residency, University of Pittsburgh, 2016
  • Hand Surgery Fellowship, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2017

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Gander’s clinical practice encompasses general plastic and reconstructive surgery and he performed a dedicated year-long fellowship focusing on surgery of the hand and wrist. He also has special interests in microvascular surgery, aesthetic surgery including body contouring, cosmetic breast surgery and surgical/non-surgical facial rejuvenation.

Dr. Gander provides a wide range of services including Abdominal Wall Reconstruction, Abdominoplasty, Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Chest Wall and Thoracic Reconstruction, Cubital Tunnel Release, Digital Replantation , Excision of Ganglion Cyst, Extended Efforts in Limb Salvage, Facial Fractures, Facial Rejuvenation , Hand and Wrist Fractures, Lower Extremity Reconstruction, Microvascular Reconstruction , Mohs Defect Reconstruction, Nerve Repair, Pediatric Hand Surgery, Skin Cancer Reconstruction, Tendon Repairs, and Trigger Fingers.

Research Interests

Recent Publications
  • Complete penile amputation during ritual neonatal circumcision and successful replantation using postoperative leech therapy.
    Banihani OI, Fox JA, Gander BH, Grunwaldt LJ, Cannon GM
    Urology 2014 Aug; 84(2):472-4.
    [PubMed ID: 24928459]
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  • Abstract 59: management of pediatric brachial plexus palsy: the role of nerve transfer combined with neurolysis or nerve grafting of the upper trunk.
    Sivak W, Gander B, Foster K, MacIsaac Z, Greene S, Kumar A, Grunwaldt L
    Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2014 Mar; 133(3 Suppl):70.
    [PubMed ID: 25942170]
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  • Surgical Treatment for Thumb CMC Joint Arthritis.
    Gander B, Wollstein R
    Curr Rheumatol Rev 2013; 9(2):113-8.
    [PubMed ID: 25409669]
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  • Limited surgical treatment of suspected necrotizing fasciitis of the upper extremity with a benign clinical presentation.
    Gander B, Kaye M, Wollstein R
    Can J Plast Surg 2012; 20(3):e44-6.
    [PubMed ID: 23997598, PMC ID: 3433828]
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  • Research and events leading to facial transplantation.
    Barker JH, Stamos N, Furr A, McGuire S, Cunningham M, Wiggins O, Brown CS, Gander B, Maldonado C, Banis JC
    Clin Plast Surg 2007 Apr; 34(2):233-50, ix.
    [PubMed ID: 17418674]
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  • Composite tissue allotransplantation of the hand and face: a new frontier in transplant and reconstructive surgery.
    Gander B, Brown CS, Vasilic D, Furr A, Banis JC, Cunningham M, Wiggins O, Maldonado C, Whitaker I, Perez-Abadia G, Frank JM, Barker JH
    Transpl. Int. 2006 Nov; 19(11):868-80.
    [PubMed ID: 17018121]
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  • Ethical considerations in face transplantation.
    Brown CS, Gander B, Cunningham M, Furr A, Vasilic D, Wiggins O, Banis JC, Vossen M, Maldonado C, Perez-Abadia G, Barker JH
    Int J Surg 2007 Oct; 5(5):353-64.
    [PubMed ID: 17933695]
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