Michael S. Wong, MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery -- Plastic Surgery
Associate Dean of Academic and Career Advising
Vice President of Clinical Practice

Phone: (916) 686-7615
Fax: (916) 686-7310 Michael.Wong@cnsu.edu

Michael S. Wong, MD, FACS


  • BA, UC Berkeley, Double Major: Biophysics & Asian Studies
  • MD, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • MBA, Wharton School of Business (Candidate)


Dr. Wong, a 4th generation Sacramentan, completed his General Surgery Residency at UC Davis – East Bay in Oakland, CA, a 2-year Surgical Research Fellowship in the Lab for Surgical Metabolism & Nutrition at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, and his Plastic Surgery Residency at Duke University in Durham, NC. He then returned home, spending more than 18 years at UC Davis as Director of Body Contouring After Weight Loss and over a decade as the Plastic Surgery Residency Program Director.

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Wong is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Association of Plastic Surgeons. He is Past President of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, immediate Past-Chair of Continuing Education and current State Vice-Chair of the Legislative Advocacy Committee for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Research Interest

Dr. Wong’s research focuses on two areas, that of improving patient outcomes and quality of life through decreasing complications in high-risk surgical patients, improving postoperative pain, as well as offering traditional excisional and more contemporary tissue preservation techniques for post- bariatric body contouring. He has lectured worldwide as an invited speaker and visiting professor, taught numerous instructional courses, and has over 80 peer reviewed publications.

Selected Publications

Zeiderman MF, Firriolo JM. Dave DR, Wong MS. Personal Finance for the Plastic Surgery Resident. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2020 Sep;85(3):207-212.

Firriolo JM, Zeiderman MR, Sawyer SJ, Wong MS. Advances in Surgical Telemedicine During the Coronavirus Pandemic. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2020 Aug;85 Suppl 2:S150.

Wong MS. A Message From the CSPS President: What a Year! Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2019 May; 82 Suppl 4:S272-284.

Xue Y, Song P, Wong MS. Early Experience with Body Contouring Procedures in Patients with End- Stage Renal Disease Awaiting Renal Transplant. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2019 May; 82 Suppl 5:S339-S341.

Park JS, Kuo JH, Young JN, Wong MS. Rigid Sternal Fixation Versus Modified Wire Technique for Poststernotomy Closures: A Retrospective Cost Analysis. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2017 May;78(5):537-542.

Hinchcliff KM, Hylton JR, Orbay H, Wong MS. Intraoperative Placement of Pectoral Nerve Block Catheters: Description of a Novel Technique and Review of the Literature. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2017 May;78 Suppl 4:S189-193.

Wong MS. Post-Bariatric Body Contouring Surgery After Weight Loss: Lessons Learned from an Obesity Epidemic in the United States. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2016 Aug;77 Suppl 1:S59-53.

Troppmann C, Santhanakrishnan C, Kuo J, Bailey CM, Perez RV, Wong MS. Impact of Panniculectomy on Transplant Candidacy of Obese Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Declined for Kidney Transplantation Because of a High-Risk Abdominal Panniculus: A Pilot Study. Surgery. 2016 June;159(6):1612-22

Song P, Patel NB, Gunther S, Li C-S, Liu Y, Lee CYG, Kludt NA, Patel KB, Ali MR, Wong MS. Body Image and Quality of Life: Changes with Gastric Bypass Surgery and Body Contouring. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2016 May;76 Suppl 3:S216-221.

Boudreault DJ, Li C-S, Wong MS. The Effect of Web-Based Education on Patient Satisfaction, Consultation Time and Conversion to Surgery. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2016 January;76(1):108- 110.

Charvet HJ, Orbay H, Wong MS, Sahar D. The Oncologic Safety of Breast Fat Grafting and Contradictions Between Basic Science and Clinical Studies. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2015 October;75(1):471-479.

Patel NB, Wong MS. Extended Fasciocutaneous Flaps for Autologous Mastopexy Augmentation with Upper Body Lift Following Massive Weight Loss: An Early Experience. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2015 May;74 Suppl 1:S41-45.

Bailey CM, Troppmann C, Kuo J, Wong MS. Panniculectomy in End-Stage Renal Disease: Six-Year Experience of Performing Panniculectomy in Preparation for Renal Transplant. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2015 May;74 Suppl 1:S9-11.

Wong MS, Vinyard WJ. Photographic Standards for the Massive Weight Loss Patient. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2014 September;73 Suppl 1:S82-7.

Nazarali RS, Hinchcliff K, Wong MS. Rigid Fixation for the Prevention and Treatment of Sternal Complications. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2014 May;72: S27-S30.