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Joseph A. Molnar, MD, PhD

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Joseph A. Molnar, MD, PhD

Joseph A. Molnar, MD, PhD

Professor, Plastic Surgery

Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Physician Rating

4.5 out of 5

88 Ratings

Contact Information


  • American Burn Association

  • American College of Surgeons


  • Harkins Surgical Society

  • International Medical Association for the Study of Pain

  • International 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

  • AB

    1974 - Eisenhower College

  • MD

    1977 - The Ohio State University College of Medicine

  • PhD

    1985 - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Residency

    1979 - Surgery: Medical College of Wisconsin

  • Fellowship

    1985 - Surgical Research: Massachusetts General Hospital

  • Residency

    1989 - Surgery: University of Washington School

  • Fellowship

    1992 - Plastic Surgery: Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Fellowship

    1993 - Microsurgery: Medical College of Wisconsin

  • Fellowship

    1994 - Hand Surgery: 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

  • Current and Future Perspectives on Skin Tissue Engineering: Key Features of Biomedical Research, Translational Assessment, and Clinical Application.
    Yu JR, Navarro J, Coburn JC, Mahadik B, Molnar J, Holmes JH, Nam AJ, Fisher JP. Adv Healthc Mater. 2019 03; 8(5):e1801471.
  • Common hydrotherapy practices and the prevalence of burn wound bacterial colonisation at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia.
    Ziwa M, Jovic G, Ngwisha CLT, Molnar JA, Kwenda G, Samutela M, Mulowa M, Kalumbi MM. Burns. 2019 06; 45(4):983-989.
  • A Comparative Study of the ReCell® Device and Autologous Spit-Thickness Meshed Skin Graft in the Treatment of Acute Burn Injuries.
    Holmes Iv JH, 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, Greenhalgh DG, Palmieri TL, Griswold JA, Dissanaike S, Hickerson WL. J Burn Care Res. 2018 08; 39(5):694-702.
  • 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 May; 13(3):NP1-NP5.
  • Nutrition and Chronic Wounds: Improving Clinical Outcomes.
    Molnar JA, Vlad LG, Gumus T. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2016 Sep; 138(3 Suppl):71S-81S.
  • Development of a Burn Escharotomy Assessment Tool: A Pilot Study.
    Ur R, Holmes JH, Johnson JE, Molnar JA, Carter JE. J Burn Care Res. ; 37(2):e140-4.
  • A case of Tannerite(®) target mixture causing severe blast injury.
    Rebowe RE, Harbour P, Carter JE, Molnar JA. Burns. 2016 Jun; 42(4):e47-50.
  • 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, Wiesler ER, Tuohy CJ, Balakrishnan N, Molnar JA, Baute V, Koman LA, Poehling GG, Walker FO. Muscle Nerve. 2015 Nov; 52(5):746-53.
  • Nutrition and Chronic Wounds.
    Molnar JA, Underdown MJ, Clark WA. Adv Wound Care (New Rochelle). 2014 Nov; 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 Feb; 366(8):715-22.

All Publications

For a listing of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.

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Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

CP concern for questions/worries
CP efforts to include in decisions
CP explanations of prob/condition
CP spoke using clear language
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
Likelihood of recommending CP
Patients' confidence in CP
Time CP spent with patient
Wait time at clinic

Patient Comments

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.

  • 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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