Dennis Kao, MD, Plastic Surgery, Seattle, WA, University of Washington 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
  • Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals
    Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated HospitalsRESIDENCY
  • University of Texas Medical Branch
    University of Texas Medical BranchMEDICAL_SCHOOL
  • University of WashingtonOTHER_TRAINING

Certifications & Licensure

  • WA State Medical License
    WA State Medical License 2016 - 2021
  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 2010 - 2022
  • WI State Medical License
    WI State Medical License 2005 - 2021
  • 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

Journal Articles

  • Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation of the Elbow Joint: A Cadaveric Study  
    Pet MA, Lipira AB, Liu Y, Kao D, Ko JH, Ann Plast Surg, 1/1/2018
  • Simultaneous reconstruction of extensor mechanism in the free transfer of vascularized proximal interphalangeal joint  
    Lin YT, Kao DS, Wan DC, Lien SH, Lin CH, Wei FC, Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg,, 1/1/2013
  • Sarcomatoid carcinoma in head and neck: a review of 30 years of experience and reconstructive results  
    Chang NJ, Kao DS, Lee LY, Chang JW, Hou MM, Lam WL, Cheng MH, Ann Plast Surg, 1/1/2013
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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 05, 2020
  • Cost-Effectiveness of Finger Replantation Compared with Revision Amputation
    Cost-Effectiveness of Finger Replantation Compared with Revision AmputationDecember 02, 2019

Other Languages

  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Hospital Affiliations