Brian H. Gander, MD

Clinical Associate Professor

  • Division of Plastic Surgery
(608) 265-8072

600 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53792


  • 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.

Brian 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, Trigger Fingers.

Recent Publications

  • Cutaneous Mucormycosis of the Upper Extremity: Case Reports Highlighting Rapid Diagnosis and Management.
    Attaluri P, Soteropulos C, Kim N, Matloub H, Gander B
    Ann Plast Surg 2022 Dec 01; 89(6): e18-e20
    [PubMed ID: 36416689]

  • Importance of Cadaveric Dissections and Surgical Simulation in Plastic Surgery Residency.
    Attaluri P, Wirth P, Gander B, Siebert J, Upton J
    Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2022 Oct; 10(10): e4596
    [PubMed ID: 36262687]

  • Radial Nerve Branch to Anterior Interosseous Nerve Transfer to Restore Finger Pinch: 2-Dimensional Operative Video.
    Elmaraghi S, Burkett D, Meisner L, Gander B, Hanna A
    Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) 2022 Jun 01; 22(6): e276
    [PubMed ID: 35867092]

  • Systematic Review of Replant Salvage and Cost Utility Analysis of Inpatient Monitoring After Digit Replantation.
    Elmaraghi S, Israel JS, Gander B
    J Hand Surg Am 2022 Jan; 47(1): 32-42.e1
    [PubMed ID: 34548183]

  • Breast Cancer Extirpation, Reconstruction, and COVID-19: Paradigm Shifting Management during a Global Pandemic.
    Edalatpour A, Edinger KM, Gander BH, Poore SO
    Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2021 Jan; 9(1): e3396
    [PubMed ID: 33552821]

All Publications on PubMed