Kant Lin, MD, FACS

Professor, Chief Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Medical Director Craniofacial Program


  • Children's Wisconsin Clinics - Milwaukee
  • 9000 West Wisconsin Avenue
  • Milwaukee, WI 53226


  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Plastic Surgery Center - Tosa Health Center

My patient care philosophy is comprised of eight principles that I abide by: 1. care is based on a continuous healing relationship; 2. care is individualized based on the patient's needs, values and choices; 3. knowledge and information is freely shared between patient and health care provider; 4. care is provided in an environment of comfort, peace and support; 5. families and friends are considered an integral part of the care team; 6. patient safety is paramount; 7. transparency is the rule between patient and provider, and 8. the core of patient-centered care is that the patient maintains control of his/her care.


Diseases and Conditions

  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Facial Trauma
  • Skin Lesions
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Moles
  • Fracture - Facial
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Hemifacial Microsomia

Treatments and Services

  • Mole Removal
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Cleft Lip and Palate Reconstructive Procedures
  • Jaw (Mandible) Reconstruction
  • Ear Reconstruction (Microtia)
  • Gender Affirming Surgery

Patients Ages Seen

  • Infant
  • Child
  • Adolescent


  • English

Hospital Affiliations

  • Children's Wisconsin - Milwaukee – Milwaukee
  • Froedtert Hospital – Milwaukee
  • Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital – Menomonee Falls

Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery

Clinic Locations

Children's Wisconsin Clinics - Milwaukee

Tosa Health Center

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I have served as past President of the American Society of Craniofacial Surgeons and the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons. I am currently on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association. I am also on the Editorial Board of the journals Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and FACES.

Education and Training

Doctor of Medicine - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai - New York, NY (1984)
Residency in Surgery - University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA (1985-1989)
Post Doctorate Craniofacial Research Fellow - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine - Philadelphia, PA (1987-1988)
Residency in Plastic Surgery - University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA (1989-1991)
Fellowship in Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial Surgery - University of Toronto - Toronto (1991-1992)