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Bradon J. Wilhelmi, MD


Dr. Wilhelmi is a Plastic Surgeon and Chief and Professor of the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Louisville. Dr. Wilhelmi is board certified in plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons. He also passed the board exam for the certificate of added qualification in Hand Surgery. Prior to coming to Louisville, Dr. Wilhelmi was on the faculty as a plastic surgeon and completed the hand microsurgery fellowship at Harvard Medical School - Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He also was a Faculty Plastic Surgeon at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine for several years before to coming to Louisville.

Dr. Wilhelmi received his medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago, graduating in the top 10% of his class. He completed pre-requisite training in General Surgery at Northwestern University and Plastic Surgery residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch. His extensive training includes experience in cancer and breast reconstruction at M.D. Anderson in Texas, aesthetic plastic surgery in Miami, Florida, and pediatric plastic surgery and burns at the Galveston’s Shriner’s Hospital. At Southern Illinois University, he was Director of Hand Surgery and Director of Burns.

Dr. Wilhelmi has received numerous regional and national awards for research and presentations. He has authored more than 50 scientific publications and several textbook chapters. His research has including studies pertaining to anatomy for cosmetic and hand surgery, and basic science in the field of ischemia reperfusion. His clinical research has included studies involving eyelifts, facelifts, liposuction, earlobe reduction, nose re-contouring, epinephrine in the digital block, flexor tendon repairs, and trigger finger release. He also has published on the topic of Face Transplantation. He has been elected as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Wilhelmi is an active member of American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Association for Hand Surgery, American Burn Association, American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Plastic Surgery Research Council, American Society for Peripheral Nerve and American College of Surgeons.




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