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Michael L Bentz, MD

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(608) 265-2535

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
  • 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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  • Reconstructive surgery and patients with spinal cord injury: Perioperative considerations for the plastic surgeon.
    Israel JS, Carlson AR, Bonneau LA, Kempton SJ, King TW, Bentz ML, Afifi AM
    J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2015 Oct 8; ():1-6.
    [PubMed ID: 26450444]
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  • 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 Aug; 90(8):1116-24.
    [PubMed ID: 25785673]
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  • Identification of Best Practices for Resident Aesthetic Clinics in Plastic Surgery Training: The ACAPS National Survey.
    Hultman CS, Wu C, Bentz ML, Redett RJ, Shack RB, David LR, Taub PJ, Janis JE
    Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2015 Mar; 3(3):e370.
    [PubMed ID: 26146599, PMC ID: 4448722]
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