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Michael L Bentz, MD

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(608) 263-1367

MADISON, WI 53792-3284

Michael L Bentz, MD

Vice Chairman of Clinical Affairs, Department of Surgery
Chairman, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive 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
  • 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.
    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
    Acad Med 2015 Mar 17.
    [PubMed ID: 25785673]
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  • Helical tomotherapy-based total lymphoid irradiation: a more precise and less toxic radiation delivery system for consideration in composite tissue allotransplantation.
    Kempton SJ, Robertson FA, Bentz ML, Kaufman DB
    Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2015 Mar; 135(3):655e-6e.
    [PubMed ID: 25647701]
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  • A novel classification of frontal bone fractures: The prognostic significance of vertical fracture trajectory and skull base extension.
    Garg RK, Afifi AM, Gassner J, Hartman MJ, Leverson G, King TW, Bentz ML, Gentry LR
    J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2015 Feb 26.
    [PubMed ID: 25778872]
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  • Academic plastic surgery: faculty recruitment and retention.
    Chen JT, Girotto JA, Kitzmiller WJ, Lawrence WT, Verheyden CN, Vedder NB, Coleman JJ, Bentz ML
    Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2014 Mar; 133(3):393e-404e.
    [PubMed ID: 24572885, PMC ID: 4007687]
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  • Pressure ulcers and perineal reconstruction.
    Larson JD, Altman AM, Bentz ML, Larson DL
    Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2014 Jan; 133(1):39e-48e.
    [PubMed ID: 24374686]
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