Joseph A. Molnar, M.D., Ph.D.

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Joseph A. Molnar, M.D., Ph.D.

Joseph A. Molnar, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Plastic Surgery

Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Physician Rating

4.5 out of 5

88 Ratings

Contact Information


  • Am Burn Assn

  • Am Coll Of Surgeons

  • Asprs

  • Harkins Surgical Society

  • Int'L Medical Assn For Study O

  • Int'L Skeletal Society

  • NPI: 1194700138

Clinical Interests

  • Wound Care, Burns, Limb Salvage, Peripheral Nerve Repair, Head and Neck Reconstruction, Facial Nerve Disorders, Nonhealing Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Diabetic Limb Salvage, Pediatric Trauma and Burns, Laser Resurfacing, Reconstructive Facial Surgery, Laser Surgery, Pigmented Lesions, Hand Surgery, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Maxillofacial Trauma, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Microsurgery, Burn Reconstruction, Hair Restoration, Microvascular and Replantation Surgery, Wound Healing Problems, Acute Burns and Burn Reconstruction, Wounds (difficult), Orbital Fracture Evaluation and Repair, Eyelid Tumors, Eyelid Reconstruction, Skin Cancer, Nutrition

Education & Training

  • A.B.

    1974 - Eisenhower College

  • M.D.

    1977 - Ohio State University College of Medicine

  • Ph.D.

    1985 - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Residency

    1979 - Surgery: Medical College of Wisconsin

  • Fellowship

    1985 - Massachusetts Gen Hosp

  • Residency

    1989 - Surgery: University of Washington Schoo

  • Fellowship

    1992 - Medical College of Va., VCU

  • Fellowship

    1993 - Medical College of Wisconsin

  • Fellowship

    1994 - Medical College of Wisconsin

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery Plastic Surgery

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery Surgery of the Hand


Research Contact Information

Research Interests

  • Wound Healing, Burns, Collagen, Wounds and Injuries, Diabetic Foot

Recent Publications

  • Extensive hand thermal and blast injury from electronic cigarette explosion: a case report Satteson ES, Walker NJ, Tuohy CJ, Molnar JA.. Hand (N Y). 2018;13(3):NP1-NP5.
  • A comparative study of the ReCell device and autologous spit-thickness meshed skin graft in the treatment of acute burn injuries Holmes JH IV, Molnar JA, Carter JE, Hwang J, Cairns BA, King BT, Smith DJ, Cruse CW, Foster KN, Peck MD, Sood R, Feldman MJ, Jordan MH, Mozingo DW.. J Burn Care Res. 2018;():.
  • Combining treatment methods for diabetic foot ulcers-tissue base products, negative pressure wound therapy and offloading [abstract] Vlad LG, Ali MM, Molnar JA.. Wound Repair Regen. 2018;26(1):A30-A31.
  • Trigger thumb Pencle F, Molnar J.. StatPearls. 2017;():.
  • Single stage procedure to repair full thickness wounds in porcine model [abstract] Molnar JA, Damaraju S, Mintz BR, Gandhi A, Saini S, Ingram R.. Tissue Eng Part A. 2017;23(Suppl 1):S111.
  • Development of a burn escharotomy assessment tool: a pilot study Ur R, Holmes JH IV, Johnson JE, Molnar JA, Carter JE.. J Burn Care Res. 2016;37(2):e140-e144.
  • A case of Tannerite target mixture causing severe blast injury Rebowe RE, Harbour P, Carter JE, Molnar JA.. Burns. 2016;42(4):e47-e50.
  • Nutrition and chronic wounds: improving clinical outcomes Molnar JA, Vlad LG, Gumus T.. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016;138(3 Suppl):71S-81S.
  • A randomized trial of diagnostic ultrasound to improve outcomes in focal neuropathies Cartwright MS, Griffin LP, Dowlen H, Bargoil JM, Caress JB, Li ZJ, Defranzo AJ Jr, Wiesler ER, Tuohy CJ, Balakrishnan N, Molnar JA, Baute V, Koman LA, Poehling GG, Walker FO.. Muscle Nerve. 2015;52(5):746-753.
  • Evaluation of skin regeneration after burns in vivo and rescue of cells after thermal stress in vitro following treatment with a keratin biomaterial Poranki D, Whitener W, Howse S, Mesen T, Howse E, Burnell J, Greengauz-Roberts O [sic] [Gringauz-Roberts O], Molnar J, Van Dyke M.. J Biomater Appl. 2014;29(1):26-35.
  • Nutrition and chronic wounds Molnar JA, Underdown MJ, Clark WA.. Adv Wound Care (New Rochelle). 2014;3(11):663-681.
  • Three patients with full facial transplantation Pomahac B, Pribaz J, Eriksson E, Bueno EM, Diaz-Siso JR, Rybicki FJ, Annino DJ, Orgill D, Caterson EJ, Caterson SA, Carty MJ, Chun YS, Sampson CE, Janis JE, Alam DS, Saavedra A, Molnar JA, Edrich T, Marty FM, Tullius SG.. N Engl J Med. 2012;366(8):715-722.
  • Median nerve changes following steroid injection for carpal tunnel syndrome Cartwright MS, White DL, Demar S, Wiesler ER, Sarlikiotis T, Chloros GD, Yoon JS, Won SJ, Molnar JA, Defranzo AJ, Walker FO.. Muscle Nerve. 2011;44(1):25-29.
  • Subatmospheric pressure therapy: basic science review Wood BC, Molnar JA.. J Surg Orthop Adv. 2011;20(3):168-175.
  • Skin, grafts Wood BC, Kirman CN, Molnar JA.. eMedicine. 2010;():A1295109.
  • Multiple modality treatment regimen in an aggressive resistant fungal hand infection: a case report Pyle JW, Holladay J, Molnar JA, Martin JS, DeFranzo AJ.. Hand (N Y). 2010;5(3):318-321.
  • Outpatient reconstruction using integra* and subatmospheric pressure Park CA, Defranzo AJ, Marks MW, Molnar JA.. Ann Plast Surg. 2009;62(2):164-169.
  • Comparison of fasciotomy wound closures using traditional dressing changes and the vacuum-assisted closure device Zannis J, Angobaldo J, Marks M, DeFranzo A, David L, Molnar J, Argenta L.. Ann Plast Surg. 2009;62(4):407-409.
  • Vacuum assisted devices for difficult wounds of the face and neck Argenta LC, DeFranzo AJ, Molnar JA, Stoeckel WT. In: Horn DB, Hebda PA, Gosain AK, Friedman CD, eds. Essential tissue healing of the face and neck. Shelton (CT): People's Medical Publishing House;2009: 399-408.
  • Wound healing Molnar JA, Stuart P. In: Kohlstadt I, ed. Food and nutrients in disease management. Boca Raton (FL): CRC Press;2009: 583-599.
  • A global plan for burn prevention and care [editorial] Peck M, Molnar J, Swart D.. Bull World Health Organ. 2009;87(10):802-803.
  • Blepharoplasty, lower lid transconjunctival Kirman CN, Bharti G, Molnar JA.. eMedicine. 2009;():A1281800.
  • Liposuction, external ultrasound-assisted Kirman CN, Bharti G, Molnar JA.. eMedicine. 2009;():A1272747.
  • Pressure ulcers, nonsurgical treatment and principles Kirman CN, Molnar JA.. eMedicine. 2009;():A1293614.
  • Skin resurfacing, dermabrasion Bharti G, Kirman CN, Molnar JA.. eMedicine. 2009;():A1297069.
  • Vacuum-assisted closure for defects of the abdominal wall DeFranzo AJ, Pitzer K, Molnar JA, Marks MW, Chang MC, Miller PR, Letton RW, Argenta LC.. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008;121(3):832-839.
  • Use of tryptophan-fortified hydrolyzed collagen for nutritional support Stuart PS, Bell SJ, Molnar J.. J Dietary Supplements. 2008;5(4):383-400.
  • Laser hair removal Kirman CN, Molnar JA, Alaiti S.. eMedicine. 2008;():A1271154.
  • Skin, grafts Wood BC, Kirman CN, Molnar JA.. eMedicine. 2008;():A1295109.
  • Molnar J. In: Nutrition and wound healing. Boca Raton (FL): CRC Press;2007: .
  • Overview of nutrition and wound healing Molnar JA. In: Molnar J, ed. Nutrition and wound healing. Boca Raton (FL): CRC Press;2007: 1-14.
  • Vitamin C and wound healing Tanaka H, Molnar JA. In: Molnar J, ed. Nutrition and wound healing. Boca Raton (FL): CRC Press;2007: 121-148.
  • Biologically active wound dressings derived from human hair [abstract] Whitener W, Mesen T, Howse S, Nanney L, Molnar J, Van Dyke M.. Tissue Eng. 2007;13(7):1644.
  • Achilles tendon reconstruction after electrical injury with a neurotized cross-leg fillet flap Newman C, Molnar JA.. Ann Plast Surg. 2007;59(4):447-450.
  • White phosphorus and its ability to cause serious burns [abstract] Loveall CF, Manuel AL, Stansberry RD, Williams JH, Molnar JA, Holmes JH IV.. South Med J. 2007;100(12 Suppl):S16.

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Doctor Ratings

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Patient Comments

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  • 8/7/2018

    Dr was very patient with our questions and the anxiety of an eighteen year old.

  • 7/20/2018

    Excellent provider he is very professional _____ cares about his patients I trust this doctor and would recommend him to any one.

  • 3/27/2018

    #1. *Joseph Molnar.

  • 3/12/2018

    Dr. Molnar provides(ed) excellent care to my daughter, Ashlyn. I have nothing but great things to express about this provider. I will recommend him to anyone I know who needs his expertise.

  • 1/15/2018


  • 11/22/2017

    Without any question I have had nothing but great knowledge, information, & concern from, *Dr. Molnar.

  • 10/17/2017

    I liked him very much

  • 9/25/2017

    excellent doctor dr molnar listened to my questions and concerns and he gave me excellent answers to all my questions he was generally concerned about my issues and I was completely satisfied with his future plans for my care in my opinion you couldn't ask for a better dr,surgeon, and person


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