Jacqueline Israel, MD

Assistant Professor

  • Division of Plastic Surgery

(608) 263-1367

600 Highland Ave
Box 3236, Clinical Science Center
Madison, WI 53792


  • MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Residency, Integrated Plastic Surgery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
  • Research Fellowship, Peripheral Nerve, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Plastic Surgery
  • Fellowship, Orthopedic Hand and Microsurgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Israel is a board certified, fellowship-trained reconstructive plastic surgeon who specializes in a wide range of procedures including hand and microvascular surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, and microsurgical breast reconstruction. She also holds subspecialty certification in hand surgery.

Research Interests

Dr. Israel’s research interests include developing and studying strategies for optimizing surgical education, patient-reported outcomes after reconstructive surgery, and nerve pain syndromes and their effect on quality of life.

Recent Publications

  • The role of vascularized bone grafting for scaphoid nonunions in adolescents.
    Israel JS, Bishop AT, Shin AY, Pulos N
    J Hand Surg Eur Vol 2024 Apr 25; 17531934241247279
    [PubMed ID: 38663874]

  • Modified Frailty Index predicts postoperative complications following adult-acquired buried penis surgery: A retrospective cohort study.
    Moura SP, Shaffrey EC, Lam CS, Seitz AJ, Edalatpour A, Israel JS, Michelotti BF, Grimes MD, Williams DH, Poore SO
    J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2024 Jan; 88: 493-499
    [PubMed ID: 38101263]

  • Expanding Our Role in Headache Management: A Systematic Review and Algorithmic Approach to Surgical Management of Postcraniotomy Headache.
    Shaffrey EC, Seitz AJ, Albano NJ, Israel JS, Afifi AM
    Ann Plast Surg 2023 Aug 01; 91(2): 245-256
    [PubMed ID: 37489966]

  • Postoperative Outcomes following Buried Penis Reconstruction: A Single-Institution Experience Using the Wisconsin Classification System.
    Seitz AJ, Edalatpour A, Israel JS, Grimes MD, Williams DH, Poore SO
    Plast Reconstr Surg 2024 May 01; 153(5): 1151-1160
    [PubMed ID: 37337329]

  • Abductor Pollicis Longus Tendon Abnormalities and Release in Children With Congenital Clasped Thumb.
    Israel JS, Jeardeau TA, Tomhave WA, Moran SL
    Hand (N Y) 2022 Dec 26; 15589447221141475
    [PubMed ID: 36571390]

All Publications on PubMed