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Dennis Kao, MD, Plastic Surgery, Seattle, WA, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

DennisSKaoMD

Plastic Surgery Seattle, WA

Hand

Assistant Professor, Plastic Surgery, University of Washington

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Summary

  • Dr. Dennis Kao is a plastic surgeon in Seattle, WA and is affiliated with University of Washington Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Texas Medical Branch and has been in practice 14 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including Chinese (Mandarin). He specializes in hand and is experienced in microsurgery, hand and wrist surgery, plastic and reconstructive microsurgery, brachial plexus, and fracture fixation.

Education & Training

  • Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals
    Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated HospitalsFellowship, Hand Surgery, 2009 - 2010
  • Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals
    Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated HospitalsResidency, Plastic Surgery, 2003 - 2009
  • University of Texas Medical School
    University of Texas Medical SchoolClass of 2003
  • University of WashingtonB.S., Cell & Molecular Biology, Summa cum Laude, 1995 - 1998

Certifications & Licensure

  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 2020 - 2022
  • WA State Medical License
    WA State Medical License 2016 - 2023
  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 2010 - 2022
  • WI State Medical License
    WI State Medical License 2005 - 2023
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery Surgery of the Hand

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2013
  • Scholarship for Reconstructive Surgery Symposium Mayo Clinic, 2010
  • Free Paper Award AO North America, 2007
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Books/Book Chapters

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Abstracts/Posters

  • MR: An emerging technology for evaluation of VPI in children
    Kao DS, AO North America Meeting, Lake Tahoe, CA, 1/1/2007
  • Effect of D-4F on ischemic tissue
    Kao DS, Plastic Surgery Research Council, Palo Alto, CA, 1/1/2007
  • Elements in Hair from Mexican-American Children
    Kao DS, Experimental Biology Conference, San Diego, CA, 1/1/2000
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Lectures

  • What Does the Future Hold? Options of Digital Reconstruction 
    1/26/2018
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries & Reconstructions 
    Lake Chelan, WA - 1/24/2018
  • Extensor Tendonapthy 
    1/21/2018
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Press Mentions

  • Assessment of Tree-Based Statistical Learning to Estimate Optimal Personalized Treatment Decision Rules for Traumatic Finger Amputations
    Assessment of Tree-Based Statistical Learning to Estimate Optimal Personalized Treatment Decision Rules for Traumatic Finger AmputationsFebruary 5th, 2020
  • Cost-Effectiveness of Finger Replantation Compared with Revision Amputation
    Cost-Effectiveness of Finger Replantation Compared with Revision AmputationDecember 2nd, 2019

Other Languages

  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Hospital Affiliations