Keith Alan Denkler, MD - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Keith Denkler reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Denkler is an Associate Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, and is in private practice in Larkspur, California.

Board Certifications

American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Healthwise Knowledgebase Topics Reviewed

Cosmetic Surgery and Procedures
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MD: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 1979
Internship: St. Joseph Hospital, Houston, TX, 1980
Residency: General Surgery, St. Joseph Hospital, Houston, TX, 1981–1984
Residency: Plastic Surgery, St. Joseph Hospital, Houston, TX, 1985–1987
Fellowship: Hand Surgery, Drs. Kilgore and Newmeyer, San Francisco, CA, 1984–1985
Fellowship: Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery, Dr. Paul Tessier, Paris, France, 1987–1988

Academic Appointments

Associate Clinical Professor, Plastic Surgery, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Hospital Affiliations

Marin General Hospital, Larkspur, CA
UCSF Moffitt-Long Hospital, San Francisco, CA

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
California Medical Association
California Society of Plastic Surgery
Marin Medical Society
Texas Medical Association

Selected Publications

  1. Thomson CJ, Lalonde DH, Denkler KA, Feicht AJ (2007). A critical look at the evidence for and against elective epinephrine use in the finger. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 119(1): 260–266.
  2. Denkler K, Kivett WF (2006). Topical treatment of nasal keratoacanthoma. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 117(7): 2516–2517.
  3. Gruber R, Denkler K, Hvistendahl Y (2006). Extended crescent mastopexy with augmentation. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 30(3): 269–274; discussion 275-276.
  4. Denkler K (2003). Helpful hints for injections of the wrist and hand region. American Family Physician, 68(10): 1912.
  5. Denkler K, Kivett W (2005). Non-melanoma skin cancers. In SJ Mathes, ed., Plastic Surgery. Philadelphia: Saunders.

Financial Disclosure

This reviewer provides consulting for Botox, Allergan, and Auxillium Pharmaceuticals.

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