Dr. Dennis Shun-Jen Kao , MD

Orthopedic Surgery and Plastic Surgery

(214) 645-2353

Plastic Surgery Clinic At UT Southwestern Medical Center
1801 Inwood Rd Fl 5
Dallas, TX 75235


Dennis Kao, M.D., is Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a key member in the Departments Hand Surgery Program. He was born in Taiwan and finished elementary school there before immigrating to western Canada (Edmonton, Alberta). After completing high school, his family immigrated to Seattle, Washington. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Washington, where he graduated summa cum laude. He earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Dr. Kao completed a residency in plastic surgery and a hand fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He then pursued a microsurgery fellowship at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan, where complex surgeries, such as finger replantation, as well as finger replacement using the patients own toe, are performed routinely. Dr. Kao has presented his research at medical conferences throughout the United States. His research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed medical journals, including Hand, Journal of Hand Surgery, and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is also the co-author of a chapter on obstetric brachial plexus injuries in the second edition of Pearls of Wisdom: Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Board Review. Dr. Kao is a member of the Dallas County Medical Society, the Texas Medical Association, and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

Gender: N/A

Years in Practice: 16 Years

Languages Spoken: Chinese ,English ,French , German and Spanish

Education & Training


Graduation Date: in 2003

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • William P Clements University Hospital
  • Baylor University Medical Center

Specialties: Orthopedic Surgery and Plastic Surgery

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health PPO
  • Molina Mrktplace - TX MRF
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Regence UW Medicine
  • Regence WA Preferred Provider Network
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO

Dr. Kao's Office Information

Plastic Surgery Clinic At UT Southwestern Medical Center
1801 Inwood Rd Fl 5
Dallas, TX 75235
(214) 645-2353

Fax: (214) 464-5237
Website: utsouthwestern.edu
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Medicaid Accepted: No

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Doctor Kao's Other Office Information

Ut Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, TX 75390
(214) 648-3111

Fax:(214) 464-8987
Website:Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:


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