Plastic Surgeon Keith Wolter, M.D., Ph.D., Joins UAMS

By Ben Boulden

Wolter specializes in breast reconstruction; reconstructive surgery after tumor removal or trauma; melanoma and other skin cancer removal and reconstruction; and basic hand surgery.

He previously served as a visiting instructor in the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Utah Health System/Huntsman Cancer Hospital in Salt Lake City, where he also completed a fellowship in breast and microsurgical reconstruction.

He received his medical degree and Ph.D. in cellular and molecular biology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., and served his residency there in the Integrated Training Program in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

His research interests include molecular biology of skin and skin cancer; cell death regulation, specifically apoptosis and autophagy; genetic manipulation via gene transfection and RNA silencing; and in vivo models of tumor production and treatment.

He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Plastic Surgery Research Council.