University of Wisconsin–Madison

Catharine B. Garland, MD

Assistant Professor

  • Division of Plastic Surgery
(608) 265-8072

600 Highland Avenue
MC 7375
Madison, WI 53792-3236


  • MD, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, California, 2008
  • Internship, General Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California, 2009
  • Residency, General Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California, 2011
  • Residency, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California, 2015
  • Fellowship, Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2016

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Garland specializes in the treatment of infants and children including cleft lip and palate repair, craniosynostosis (skull shape abnormalities), speech disorders (hypernasal speech), ear abnormalities and vascular anomalies (birth marks). She has additional training in craniofacial surgery, maxillofacial trauma and orthognathic (jaw) surgery. She also performs a wide range of adult reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.

Research Interests

Dr. Garland’s research is focused on surgical outcomes in cleft and craniofacial patients. She is also interested in improving surgical education for students and residents.

Recent Publications

    • Psychological Theory as It Applies to Surgical Training.
    • Babchenko O, Garland CB, Bentz ML, Poore SO
    • Ann. Surg. 2019 May; 269(5): 812-814
    • [PubMed ID: 30614874]
    • The Surgical Treatment of Adult Acquired Buried Penis Syndrome: A New Classification System.
    • Hesse MA, Israel JS, Shulzhenko NO, Sanchez RJ, Garland CB, Siebert JW, Bentz ML, Williams DH, Poore SO
    • Aesthet Surg J 2018 Dec 13;
    • [PubMed ID: 30544206]
    • Increasing Access to High Value Care: Preventing Complications in Common Disorders.
    • Brin Hermans L, Shields BE, Garland CB, Aagaard-Kienitz B, Wargowski D, Kovarik C, Arkin LM
    • Telemed J E Health 2018 Aug 10;
    • [PubMed ID: 30096025]
    • A Multimodal Preemptive Analgesic Protocol for Alveolar Bone Graft Surgery: Decreased Pain, Hospital Stay, and Health Care Costs.
    • Bykowski MR, Sivak W, Garland C, Cladis FP, Goldstein JA, Losee JE
    • Cleft Palate Craniofac. J. 2019 Apr; 56(4): 479-486
    • [PubMed ID: 30071750]
    • Postoperative Management of Lower Extremity Free Tissue Transfer: A Systematic Review.
    • Soteropulos CE, Chen JT, Poore SO, Garland CB
    • J Reconstr Microsurg 2019 Jan; 35(1): 1-7
    • [PubMed ID: 30085347]

All Publications on PubMed