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 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

  • 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 2023 Jun 20;
    [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]

  • 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]

All Publications on PubMed