Michael L. Bentz, MD  
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Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery
Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Michael Bentz is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Bentz’s practice focuses on plastic and reconstructive surgery for infants and children. He has special interests in pediatric hand surgery; cleft lip and palate surgery; chest, abdominal wall, and extremity reconstruction, and the treatment of birthmarks and vascular lesions. Dr Bentz also performs general reconstruction of the adult trunk, extremities, and head and neck.


Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Braxial Plexus Injury

Breast Reduction

Cleft Lip and Palate

Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery

Congenital defects

Congenital Hand Deformities

Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

Earlobe Repair

Hand Surgery

Limb Salvage

Limb Salvage Surgery

Microsurgery for Plastic and Reconstructive Procedures

Mole and Skin Tag Removal

Pediatric Hand Surgery

Pediatric Plastic Surgery

Reconstructive Plastic Surgery


American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-2376 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
SwedishAmerican Creekside Medical Center
(779) 696-8499 | | Map

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Plastic Surgery

Microvascular Research, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 1989-1990

Residency Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Internship Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Medical School Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.
PubMed Articles
Sexton DJ Welsh RM Bentz ML Forsberg K Jackson B Berkow EL Litvintseva AP Evaluation of nine surface disinfectants against <i>Candida auris</i> using a quantitative disk carrier method: EPA SOP-MB-35. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol . 2020 Oct;41(10):1219-1221
[PubMed ID: 32600492]
Shulzhenko NO Zeng W Albano NJ Lyon SM Wieland AM Mahajan AY Williams D Bentz ML Poore SO Multispecialty Microsurgical Course Utilizing the Blue-Blood Chicken Thigh Model Significantly Improves Resident Comfort, Confidence, and Attitudes in Multiple Domains. J Reconstr Microsurg . 2020 Feb;36(2):142-150
[PubMed ID: 31689721]
Babchenko O Scott K Jung S Frank S Elmaraghi S Thiagarajasubramanian S Rendell V Poore SO Bentz ML Garland CB Resident Perspectives on Effective Surgical Training: Incivility, Confidence, and Mindset. J Surg Educ . 2020 Sep - Oct;77(5):1088-1096
[PubMed ID: 32546388]
Hesse MA Israel JS Shulzhenko NO Sanchez RJ Garland CB Siebert JW Bentz ML Williams DH Poore SO The Surgical Treatment of Adult Acquired Buried Penis Syndrome: A New Classification System. Aesthet Surg J . 2019 Aug 22;39(9):979-988
[PubMed ID: 30544206]
Bentz ML Discussion: A Growing Epidemic: Plastic Surgeons and Burnout-A Literature Review. Plast Reconstr Surg . 2019 Aug;144(2):306e-307e
[PubMed ID: 31348371]
Babchenko O Garland CB Bentz ML Poore SO Psychological Theory as It Applies to Surgical Training. Ann Surg . 2019 May;269(5):812-814
[PubMed ID: 30614874]
Block LM Hartmann EC King J Chakmakchy S King T Bentz ML Outcomes Analysis of Gynecologic Oncologic Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open . 2019 Jan;7(1):e2015
[PubMed ID: 30859025]
Sexton DJ Kordalewska M Bentz ML Welsh RM Perlin DS Litvintseva AP Direct Detection of Emergent Fungal Pathogen Candida auris in Clinical Skin Swabs by SYBR Green-Based Quantitative PCR Assay. J Clin Microbiol . 2018 Dec;56(12)
[PubMed ID: 30232130]
Bentz ML Sexton DJ Welsh RM Litvintseva AP Phenotypic switching in newly emerged multidrug-resistant pathogen Candida auris. Med Mycol . 2018 Oct 16;
[PubMed ID: 30329075]
Mandel BA Weber SM Gutowski KA Salyapongse AN Bentz ML What Influences a Plastic Surgery Resident to Pursue an Academic Career? Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open . 2018 Oct;6(10):e1860
[PubMed ID: 30534481]
Sexton DJ Bentz ML Welsh RM Litvintseva AP Evaluation of a new T2 Magnetic Resonance assay for rapid detection of emergent fungal pathogen Candida auris on clinical skin swab samples. Mycoses . 2018 Oct;61(10):786-790
[PubMed ID: 29938838]
Welsh RM Bentz ML Shams A Houston H Lyons A Rose LJ Litvintseva AP Survival, Persistence, and Isolation of the Emerging Multidrug-Resistant Pathogenic Yeast Candida auris on a Plastic Health Care Surface. J Clin Microbiol . 2017 Oct;55(10):2996-3005
[PubMed ID: 28747370]
McCarthy J Hartmann E Bentz ML Rao VK Jee Y Rivedal D Poore SO Seeing is Believing? Preoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Pressure Ulcers: Implications for Surgical Management. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open . 2017 Mar;5(3):e1263
[PubMed ID: 28458977]
Bentz ML The Plastic Surgeon at Work and Play: Surgeon Health, Practice Stress, and Work-Home Balance. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open . 2016 Oct;4(10):e1081
[PubMed ID: 27826476]
Bentz ML Mehrara BJ Welcome Letter. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open . 2016 Apr;4(4 Suppl AAPS and PSRC 2016 Abstract Supplement):1
[PubMed ID: 27867777]
Kempton SJ Bentz ML Making Master Surgeons Out of Trainees: Part I. Teaching Surgical Judgment. Plast Reconstr Surg . 2016 May;137(5):1646-53
[PubMed ID: 27119935]
Chen JT Bonneau LA Weigel TL Maloney JD Castro F Shulzhenko N Bentz ML A Twelve-Year Consecutive Case Experience in Thoracic Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open . 2016 Mar;4(3):e638
[PubMed ID: 27257568]
Nayar HS Salyapongse AN Bentz ML Discussion: A Closer Look at the 2013 to 2014 Integrated Plastic Surgery Match. Plast Reconstr Surg . 2016 Mar;137(3):630e-631e
[PubMed ID: 26910707]
Hanson SE Kleinbeck KR Cantu D Kim J Bentz ML Faucher LD Kao WJ Hematti P Local delivery of allogeneic bone marrow and adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stromal cells for cutaneous wound healing in a porcine model. J Tissue Eng Regen Med . 2016 Feb;10(2):E90-E100
[PubMed ID: 23418160]
Israel JS Carlson AR Bonneau LA Kempton SJ King TW Bentz ML Afifi AM Reconstructive surgery and patients with spinal cord injury: Perioperative considerations for the plastic surgeon. J Plast Surg Hand Surg . 2016;50(1):44-9
[PubMed ID: 26450444]
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