Lesley Wong, MD, FACS

Director of Burn Unit

Clinical interests

  • Aesthetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery
  • Aesthetic Surgery
  • Body Contouring Procedures
  • Burn Surgery
  • Post Traumatic Injuries
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Wounds and Wound Healing

Lesley Wong, MD, FACS

Director of Burn Unit


My name is Lesley Wong; I specialize in burn surgery, wound management and general reconstructive plastic surgery, including breast reconstruction and post-traumatic injuries. I also have an interest in cosmetic breast and body-contouring procedures.

After receiving my medical degree from Cornell University Medical College, I completed a residency in general surgery at New York University Medical Center and one in plastic surgery at Johns Hopkins University. I also completed fellowships in research and burn/critical care at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Prior to coming to the University of Kentucky, I was director of the Burn Unit and Wound Healing Center at Erlanger Health Systems and was on the faculty of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Chattanooga.

I currently am the Director of the Burn Unit at the University of Kentucky. My current research includes outcomes of breast reconstruction and peripheral nerve regeneration.

Faculty rank

Associate Professor of Surgery


Weill Cornell Medical College, New York

New York University, School of Medicine
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore

Certifications or Special training
American Board of Plastic Surgery
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Pediatric Plastic Surgery

Kentucky Clinic
Second Floor, Wing C
740 S. Limestone
Lexington KY 40536-0284

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Fax 859-257-5901

Office hours

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Dining, Internet/Wi-Fi, Information desk, Pharmacy services, Wheelchairs

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Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery Associates

UK Good Samaritan Medical Office Building
Suite 303
125 E. Maxwell St.
Lexington KY 40508-2678

Plastic Surgery

Kentucky Clinic
First Floor, Wing C, Room E101
740 S. Limestone
Lexington KY 40536-0284

Call 859-323-8082
Fax 859-257-5901

Dining, Internet/Wi-Fi, Information desk, Pharmacy services, Wheelchairs

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Directions to Kentucky Clinic Parking »

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Recent Publications

(Five most recent publications from PubMed via an automated list based on the provider’s ID and the University of Kentucky.)
  1. Wong L, Wilson RM, Snapp WK, Bole R, Vyas KS.
    Nipple Pathology in Total Skin-Sparing Mastectomy: Implications for Immediate Reconstruction.
    Ann Plast Surg. 2016 Jun;76 Suppl 4:S340-3.
  2. Vyas K, Wong L.
    Intraoperative management of free flaps: current practice.
    Ann Plast Surg. 2014;72(6):S220-3.
  3. Buseman J, Wong L, Kemper P, Hill JL, Nimtz J, Rinker B, Vasconez HC.
    Comparison of sterile versus nonsterile acellular dermal matrices for breast reconstruction.
    Ann Plast Surg. 2013 May;70(5):497-9.
  4. Hill JL, Wong L, Kemper P, Buseman J, Davenport DL, Vasconez HC.
    Infectious complications associated with the use of acellular dermal matrix in implant-based bilateral breast reconstruction.
    Ann Plast Surg. 2012 May;68(5):432-4.
  5. Kobraei EM, Nimtz J, Wong L, Buseman J, Kemper P, Wright H, Rinker BD.
    Risk factors for adverse outcome following skin-sparing mastectomy and immediate prosthetic reconstruction.
    Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Feb;129(2):234e-241e.

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