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, 2013
  • Residency, Integrated Plastic Surgery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, 2020
  • Research Fellowship, Peripheral Nerve, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Plastic Surgery, 2017
  • Fellowship, Orthopedic Hand and Microsurgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2021

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Israel is a 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.

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

  • 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]

  • Measuring Success in Headache Surgery: A Comparison of Different Outcomes Measures.
    Albano NJ, Israel JS, Carbullido MK, Stilp EK, Leverson G, Voils CI, Afifi AM
    Plast Reconstr Surg 2023 Mar 01; 151(3): 469e-476e
    [PubMed ID: 36730226]

  • Local Environment Induces Differential Gene Expression in Regenerating Nerves.
    Wood KL, Fonseca MIA, Gunderson KA, Nkana ZH, Israel JS, Poore SO, Dingle AM
    J Surg Res 2022 Oct; 278: 418-432
    [PubMed ID: 35618492]

  • The Effect of Tension on Gene Expression in Primary Nerve Repair via the Epineural Suture Technique.
    Wood KL, Adrianzen Fonseca MI, Gunderson KA, Nkana ZH, Dingle AM, Israel JS, Poore SO
    J Surg Res 2022 Sep; 277: 211-223
    [PubMed ID: 35504149]

  • 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]

All Publications on PubMed