Brian H. Gander, MD

Assistant 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

  • 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 01; 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]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • Surgical Treatment for Thumb CMC Joint Arthritis.
    Gander B, Wollstein R
    Curr Rheumatol Rev 2013; 9(2): 113-8
    [PubMed ID: 25409669]

All Publications on PubMed