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William W. Dzwierzynski MD

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Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Plastic Surgery
Program: Hand

Clinical Expertise

  • Amputation, Traumatic
  • Arm
  • Arm Injuries
  • Elbow
  • Extremities
  • Forearm
  • Frostbite
  • Hand
  • Hand Injuries
  • Nevi and Melanomas
  • Skin Neoplasms
  • Upper Extremity
  • Leadership Positions

  • Program Director Plastic Surgery Residency
  • Publications (56)

  • Clinical Impact and Accuracy of Shave Biopsy for Initial Diagnosis of Cutaneous Melanoma. (Jones S, Henry V, Strong E, Sheriff SA, Wanat K, Kasprzak J, Clark M, Shukla M, Zenga J, Stadler M, Dzwierzynski W, Harker-Murray A, Young K, Kothari AN, Clarke CN) J Surg Res 2023 Jun;286:35-40 PMID: 36739830 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85147832080 02/06/2023    
  • A 12-Year Review of Clinical Practice Patterns in Dupuytren Contracture Based on Continuous Certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. (Yuksel SS, Shah ND, Sasson DC, Kearney AM, Dzwierzynski W, Gosain AK) Plast Reconstr Surg 2022 Jul 01;150(1):127e-135e PMID: 35536765 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85133145532 05/11/2022    
  • Dupuytren Cords Do Not Undergo Significant Histopathological Change After Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum Injection. (Guo M, Yang K, Kock ND, Daley R, Dzwierzynski W, LoGiudice J, Hettinger P, Best C, Argenta A) Hand (N Y) 2023 Sep;18(6):912-917 PMID: 35081825 PMCID: PMC10470248 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85124072507 01/28/2022    
  • Melanoma Risk Factors and Prevention (Dzwierzynski WW) Clinics in Plastic Surgery October 2021;48(4):543-550 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85109081614 10/01/2021       35 Citations
  • Melanoma Risk Factors and Prevention. (Dzwierzynski WW) Clin Plast Surg 2021 Oct;48(4):543-550 PMID: 34503715 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85109081614 09/11/2021       35 Citations
  • Incidence and Treatment Efficacy of Trigger Finger in the Breast Cancer Population on Aromatase Inhibitors. (Regent-Smith AJ, Childers EJ, Dzwierzynski WW, Morgan AL) Hand (N Y) 2023 Mar;18(2):250-253 PMID: 34078170 PMCID: PMC10035093 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85107287483 06/04/2021       1 Citation
  • Complications of Cosmetic Surgery Tourism: Case Series and Cost Analysis. (Venditto C, Gallagher M, Hettinger P, Havlik R, Zarb R, Argenta A, Doren E, Sanger J, Klement K, Dzwierzynski W, LoGiudice J, Jensen J) Aesthet Surg J 2021 Apr 12;41(5):627-634 PMID: 32291444 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85101515486 04/16/2020       10 Citations
  • Microsurgical repair of neonatal iliac artery injuries with saphenous vein grafts. (Adamson KA, Braza ME, LoGiudice JA, Dzwierzynski WW) J Neonatal Perinatal Med 2018;11(1):105-108 PMID: 29689742 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85046253418 04/25/2018       1 Citation
  • Lipomas of the Brachial Plexus: A Case Series and Review of the Literature. (Graf A, Yang K, King D, Dzwierzynski W, Sanger J, Hettinger P) Hand (N Y) 2019 May;14(3):333-338 PMID: 29058949 PMCID: PMC6535949 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85041635235 10/24/2017       7 Citations
  • Aesthetic Facial Reconstruction after Mohs Surgery. (Dzwierzynski W) Plast Reconstr Surg 2017 Sep;140(3):643 PMID: 28841628 08/26/2017    
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma: is there a correlation of preoperative lymphatic mapping with sentinel lymph nodes harvested? (Hudak KA, Hudak KE, Dzwierzynski WW) Ann Plast Surg 2015 Apr;74(4):462-6 PMID: 25749211 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84942895561 03/10/2015       1 Citation
  • Managing malignant melanoma. (Dzwierzynski WW) Plast Reconstr Surg 2013 Sep;132(3):446e-460e PMID: 23985656 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84883594298 08/30/2013       48 Citations
  • Refining the sensory and motor ratunculus of the rodent upper extremity: evaluation of the C7 nerve root using fMRI and direct nerve stimulation. (Hettinger PC, Li R, Yan JG, Cho YR, Sanger J, Dzwierzynski W, Pawela CP, Hyde JS, Matloub HS) Hand (N Y) 2011 Jun;6(2):194-201 PMID: 22654704 PMCID: PMC3092895 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-79955842930 06/02/2012       1 Citation
  • Longitudinal melonychia: clinical evaluation and biopsy technique. (O'Connor EA, Dzwierzynski W) J Hand Surg Am 2011 Nov;36(11):1852-4 PMID: 21958718 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-80055030814 10/01/2011       10 Citations
  • Extramammary Paget's disease: a novel approach to treatment using a modification of peripheral Mohs micrographic surgery. (O'Connor EA, Hettinger PC, Neuburg M, Dzwierzynski WW) Ann Plast Surg 2012 Jun;68(6):616-20 PMID: 21629074 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84861652794 06/02/2011       13 Citations
  • Palmoplantar keratoderma: treatment with CO2 laser case report and review of the literature. (O'connor EA, Dzwierzynski WW) Ann Plast Surg 2011 Oct;67(4):439-41 PMID: 21540729 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-80052967501 05/05/2011       5 Citations
  • Staged excision of lentigo maligna and lentigo maligna melanoma: a 10-year experience. (Bosbous MW, Dzwierzynski WW, Neuburg M) Plast Reconstr Surg 2009 Dec;124(6):1947-1955 PMID: 19952650 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-74049111465 12/03/2009       62 Citations
  • Complete lymph node dissection for regional nodal metastasis. (Dzwierzynski WW) Clin Plast Surg 2010 Jan;37(1):113-25 PMID: 19914463 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-70449491888 11/17/2009       17 Citations
  • Lentigo maligna: diagnosis and treatment. (Bosbous MW, Dzwierzynski WW, Neuburg M) Clin Plast Surg 2010 Jan;37(1):35-46 PMID: 19914456 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-70449382397 11/17/2009       26 Citations
  • Cutaneous Melanoma. Preface. (Dzwierzynski W) Clin Plast Surg 2010 Jan;37(1):xi PMID: 19914453 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-75649106452 11/17/2009    
  • Intraoperative electrophysiological studies to predict the efficacy of neurolysis after nerve injury-experiment in rats. (Yan JG, Eldridge MP, Dzwierzynski WW, Yan YH, Jaradeh S, Zhang LL, Sanger JR, Matloub HS) Hand (N Y) 2008 Sep;3(3):257-62 PMID: 18780106 PMCID: PMC2525873 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-51049088818 09/10/2008       9 Citations
  • Compression neuropathy of the radial nerve due to ganglion cysts. (Lifchez SD, Dzwierzynski WW, Sanger JR) Hand (N Y) 2008 Jun;3(2):152-4 PMID: 18780092 PMCID: PMC2529144 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-43749121557 09/10/2008       7 Citations
  • Pathophysiological process of traumatic vascular spasm in multiple crush injury. (Yan JG, Rowe DJ, Dzwierzynski W, Yan YH, Zhang LL, Sanger J, Matloub HS) J Reconstr Microsurg 2007 Jul;23(5):237-42 PMID: 17876725 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-34848922440 09/19/2007       4 Citations
  • Prevention of an additional surgery for regional lymphadenectomy in melanoma: rapid intraoperative immunostaining of sentinel lymph node imprint smears. (Shidham VB, Komorowski R, Neuberg M, Walker A, Campbell BH, Chang CC, Dzwierzynski WW) Diagn Pathol 2006 Sep 25;1:32 PMID: 16999866 PMCID: PMC1592125 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-34248146957 09/27/2006       2 Citations
  • Sonographic differentiation of digital tendon rupture from adhesive scarring after primary surgical repair. (Budovec JJ, Sudakoff GS, Dzwierzynski WW, Matloub HS, Sanger JR) J Hand Surg Am 2006 Apr;31(4):524-9 PMID: 16632042 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-33646495983 04/25/2006       18 Citations
  • Prognostic factors for return to work following severe hand injuries. (Grunert BK, Dzwierzynski WW) Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg 1997 Sep;1(3):213-8 PMID: 16609507 04/13/2006    
  • Prognostic factors for return to work following musculoskeletal symptoms of unknown etiology. (Grunert BK, Dzwierzynski WW) Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg 1997 Dec;1(4):245-7 PMID: 16609492 04/13/2006    
  • Functional improvement with digital prosthesis use after multiple digit amputations. (Lifchez SD, Marchant-Hanson J, Matloub HS, Sanger JR, Dzwierzynski WW, Nguyen HH) J Hand Surg Am 2005 Jul;30(4):790-4 PMID: 16039373 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-22544440853 07/26/2005       17 Citations
  • Optimization of an immunostaining protocol for the rapid intraoperative evaluation of melanoma sentinel lymph node imprint smears with the 'MCW melanoma cocktail'. (Shidham VB, Komorowski R, Macias V, Kaul S, Dawson G, Dzwierzynski WW) Cytojournal 2004 Aug 06;1(1):2 PMID: 15500702 PMCID: PMC524024 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-15544383409 10/27/2004       18 Citations
  • Irrigation pressure and vessel injury during microsurgery: a qualitative study. (Yan JG, Yousif NJ, Dzwierzynski WW, Matloub HS, Sanger JR, Shehadi IE, Siegesmund KA) J Reconstr Microsurg 2004 Jul;20(5):399-403 PMID: 15237359 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-3142777688 07/09/2004       5 Citations
  • Return to work outcomes after work-related hand trauma: the role of causal attributions. (Rusch MD, Dzwierzynski WW, Sanger JR, Pruit NT, Siewert AD) J Hand Surg Am 2003 Jul;28(4):673-7 PMID: 12877859 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0042171672 07/25/2003       41 Citations
  • Psychological impact of traumatic injuries: what the surgeon can do. (Rusch MD, Gould LJ, Dzwierzynski WW, Larson DL) Plast Reconstr Surg 2002 Jan;109(1):18-24 PMID: 11786786 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0036144519 01/12/2002       11 Citations
  • Median "pseudoneurapraxia" at the wrist: reassessment of palmar stimulation of the recurrent median nerve. (Park TA, Welshofer JA, Dzwierzynski WW, Erickson SJ, Del Toro DR) Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2001 Feb;82(2):190-7 PMID: 11239309 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0035121901 03/10/2001       7 Citations
  • Psychological adjustment in children after traumatic disfiguring injuries: a 12-month follow-up. (Rusch MD, Grunert BK, Sanger JR, Dzwierzynski WW, Matloub HS) Plast Reconstr Surg 2000 Dec;106(7):1451-8; discussion 1459-60 PMID: 11129171 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0033668697 12/29/2000       46 Citations
  • The innervated gracilis musculocutaneous flap for total tongue reconstruction. (Yousif NJ, Dzwierzynski WW, Sanger JR, Matloub HS, Campbell BH) Plast Reconstr Surg 1999 Sep;104(4):916-21 PMID: 10654728 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0032865575 02/02/2000       45 Citations
  • Malignant clear-cell hidradenoma of the toe. (Dzwierzynski WW, Fleming MG) Ann Plast Surg 1999 Sep;43(3):321-3 PMID: 10490189 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0032825646 09/18/1999       6 Citations
  • The hand injury severity scoring system and workers' compensation cases in Wisconsin, USA. (van der Molen AB, Matloub HS, Dzwierzynski W, Sanger JR) J Hand Surg Br 1999 Apr;24(2):184-6 PMID: 10372772 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0033118877 06/18/1999       34 Citations
  • Subcutaneous tissue emphysema of the hand secondary to noninfectious etiology: a report of two cases. (van der Molen AB, Birndorf M, Dzwierzynski WW, Sanger JR) J Hand Surg Am 1999 May;24(3):638-41 PMID: 10357548 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0344435248 06/05/1999       34 Citations
  • Psychometric assessment of patients with chronic upper extremity pain attributed to workplace exposure. (Dzwierzynski WW, Grunert BK, Rusch MD, Zader G, Keller D) J Hand Surg Am 1999 Jan;24(1):46-52 PMID: 10048515 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0033035237 02/27/1999       8 Citations
  • Hoffman-Tinel sign. The realities. (Alfonso MI, Dzwierzynski W) Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 1998 Nov;9(4):721-36, v PMID: 9894091 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0031738119 01/20/1999       21 Citations
  • Sequential transfer of free flap to two defects. (Yousif NJ, Dzwierzynski WW, Sanger JR, Matloub HS) Plast Reconstr Surg 1998 Dec;102(7):2431-5 PMID: 9858181 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0032410548 12/19/1998       8 Citations
  • Improvement in resource utilization after development of a clinical pathway for patients with pressure ulcers. (Dzwierzynski WW, Spitz K, Hartz A, Guse C, Larson DL) Plast Reconstr Surg 1998 Nov;102(6):2006-11 PMID: 9810998 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0031773737 11/12/1998       19 Citations
  • Case report: sequential vascular connection of free flaps in the upper extremity. (Dzwierzynski WW, Sanger JR, Yousif NJ, Matloub HS) Ann Plast Surg 1997 Sep;39(3):303-7 PMID: 9326713 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0030762269 11/05/1997       5 Citations
  • Anatomy of the intermetacarpal ligaments of the carpometacarpal joints of the fingers. (Dzwierzynski WW, Matloub HS, Yan JG, Deng S, Sanger JR, Yousif NJ) J Hand Surg Am 1997 Sep;22(5):931-4 PMID: 9330157 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0030931638 10/23/1997       18 Citations
  • Use of Mitek suture anchors in head and neck reconstruction. (Dzwierzynski WW, Sanger JR, Larson DL) Ann Plast Surg 1997 May;38(5):449-54 PMID: 9160125 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0030965957 05/01/1997       31 Citations
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy/conversion disorder. (Anderson RC, Matloub H, Dzwierzynski WW) Psychol Rep 1996 Dec;79(3 Pt 1):1043-6 PMID: 8969114 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0030339144 12/01/1996       5 Citations
  • Cutaneous keratocyst in naevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome. (Baselga E, Dzwierzynski WW, Neuburg M, Troy JL, Esterly NB) Br J Dermatol 1996 Nov;135(5):810-2 PMID: 8977689 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0029857630 11/01/1996       23 Citations
  • Biomechanics of the intact and surgically repaired proximal interphalangeal joint collateral ligaments. (Dzwierzynski WW, Pintar F, Matloub HS, Yoganandan N) J Hand Surg Am 1996 Jul;21(4):679-83 PMID: 8842966 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0029789943 07/01/1996       9 Citations
  • Magnetic resonance imaging scanning in the diagnosis of zone II flexor tendon rupture. (Matloub HS, Dzwierzynski WW, Erickson S, Sanger JR, Yousif NJ, Muoneke V) J Hand Surg Am 1996 May;21(3):451-5 PMID: 8724479 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0029889773 05/01/1996       21 Citations
  • Complications and salvage of an ectopically replanted thumb. (Yousif NJ, Dzwierzynski WW, Anderson RC, Matloub HS, Sanger JR) Plast Reconstr Surg 1996 Mar;97(3):637-40 PMID: 8596798 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0030046389 03/01/1996       22 Citations
  • Anatomic considerations in transconjunctival blepharoplasty. (Yousif NJ, Sonderman P, Dzwierzynski WW, Larson DL) Plast Reconstr Surg 1995 Nov;96(6):1271-6; discussion 1277-8 PMID: 7480223 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0028856963 11/01/1995       41 Citations
  • Combination latissimus dorsi and groin free flap with double microvascular transfer. (Dzwierzynski WW, Sanger JR, Matloub HS, Yousif NJ) Ann Plast Surg 1995 Jun;34(6):631-4 PMID: 7661541 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0029038472 06/01/1995       8 Citations
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy. (Dzwierzynski WW, Sanger JR) Hand Clin 1994 Feb;10(1):29-44 PMID: 8188777 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0028280979 02/01/1994       31 Citations
  • The de-endothelialized rat carotid arterial graft: a versatile experimental model for the investigation of arterial thrombosis. (Cooley BC, Li X, Dzwierzynski W, Gruel SM, Hall RL, Wright RR, O'Brien EM, Fagan D, Hanel DP, Gould JS) Thromb Res 1992 Jul 01;67(1):1-14 PMID: 1440509 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0026755849 07/01/1992       20 Citations
  • [The removal of HLA DR antigens in human epidermis by complement dependent monoclonal antibody mediated cytotoxicity--a preliminary report]. (Chiang SS, Fang RH, King YH, Dzwierzynski W, Gottlieb LJ, Ma A, Krizek TJ) Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi (Taipei) 1988 Jul;42(1):17-22 PMID: 3064894 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0024052240 07/01/1988    
  • Removal of HLA-DR antigens in human epidermis by complement-dependent, monoclonal antibody-related cytotoxicity (Gottlieb LJ, Cram AE, Dzwierzynski W, Chiang SS, Robson D) Surgical Forum 1988;39:646-648 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0023701124 01/01/1988       1 Citation
  • Last update: 05/18/2023