Catharine B. Garland, MD

Associate Professor

  • Director, Cleft and Craniofacial Anomalies Clinic
  • Co-director, Birthmarks and Vascular Anomalies Clinic
  • Division of Plastic Surgery
(608) 265-8072

600 Highland Avenue
MC 7375
Madison, WI 53792-3236


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

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

  • Patient outcomes and complications following various maxillomandibular fixation techniques: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
    Kalluri MH, Edalatpour A, Thadikonda KM, Blum JD, Garland CB, Cho DY
    J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2024 May; 92: 151-176
    [PubMed ID: 38520780]

  • Postnatal myelomeningocele closure in smallest reported neonate: illustrative case.
    Mohis MM, Cordeiro K, Larson S, Garland C, Stadler JA
    J Neurosurg Case Lessons 2024 Mar 04; 7(10)
    [PubMed ID: 38437685]

  • Sociodemographic Disparities in Craniosynostosis: A Systematic Review.
    Blum JD, Ng JJ, Craig J, Smith R, Kota A, Moura SP, Ford AD, Kalluri MH, Garland C, Cho DY
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2023 Sep 10; 10556656231199832
    [PubMed ID: 37691284]

  • University of Wisconsin Guidelines for Treatment of Facial Trauma While Minimizing the Risk of COVID-19 Transmission.
    Elmaraghi S, Rao VK, Garland CB, Marcus BC, Mount DL
    WMJ 2020 Sep; 119(3): 202-204
    [PubMed ID: 33091290]

  • A Competency Assessment Tool for Unilateral Cleft Lip Repair.
    Rogers-Vizena CR, Sideridis GD, Patel KG, Garland CB, Mount DL, Yao CA
    Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2020 Jul; 8(7): e2954
    [PubMed ID: 32802652]

All Publications on PubMed