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Richard A. Korentager, MD, FACS

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Professor, Plastic, Burn and Wound Surgery

Professional Background

I became fascinated by the field of plastic surgery as a medical student when I was exposed to the broad range of cases treated by plastic surgeons and found it to be a unique combination of science and artistry. My focus on reconstructive breast surgery, burn surgery and cosmetic surgery has allowed me to have a positive impact on the lives of my patients and develop long-term relationships with them.
I initially entered private practice in Toronto but after moving to Kansas City I became an academic plastic surgeon at the University of Kansas. This allowed me to hone not only my plastic surgery skills but also to pursue my zeal for education. I have devoted my time to teaching residents and students in the schools of medicine, nursing and health professions. I have also become involved in health care simulation, physician wellness and coaching. My additional training in these areas has allowed me to expand my research to include not only clinical and basic science related to plastic surgery but also education and wellness.
International plastic surgery education and service has also been a passion of mine that has given me the opportunity to meet and work with patients all over the world.
It is a privilege to be part of the University of Kansas Department of Plastic Surgery and advance the field of plastic surgery through research and education. Training the next generation of doctors and plastic surgeons allows me to always be current, challenged and optimistic for the future.

Education and Training
  • MD, Univ. of Toronto
  • Residency, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Hand and Micro-nerve, St. Joseph's Health Center, Toronto, Ontario
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Breast Reconstruction , Etobicoke General Hospital, Etobicoke, Ontario
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

  • Egan, Katie, DeSouza, Michelle , Muenks, Elizabeth, Nazir, Niaman, Korentager, Richard . 2020. Opioid Consumption Following Breast Surgery Decreases with a Brief Educational Intervention: A Randomized, Controlled Trial.. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 27 (9), 3156-3162.
  • Coombes, Demetrius, Lanni, Michael , Fosnot, Joshua , Patel, Ashit, Korentager, Richard , Lin, Ines, Djohan, Risal. 2020. Professional Burnout in United States Plastic Surgery Residents: Is It a Legitimate Concern?. Aesthetic Surgery Journal, 40 (7), 802-810.
  • Grow, Jacob, Vargo, James, Nazir, Niamin, Ko, Richard . 2019. Smartphone Applications in Plastic Surgery: A Cross-Sectional Survey of 577 Plastic Surgeons, Fellows, Residents, and Medical Students. Aesthetic Surgery Journal, 39 (12), NP530-NP537.
  • Slater, Julia., C, Bhavsar, Dhaval, Korentager, Richard ., A. 2018. Outcomes in Geriatric Burn Patients. Journal of Burn Care & Research, 39(suppl_1), S111
  • Egan, Katie, DeSouza, Michelle, Muenks, Elizabeth , Nazir, Niamin, Korentager, Richard., A. 2020. Predictors of Opioid Consumption in Immediate, Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg ., 146 (4), 734-741.