Katherine Santosa

Katherine Santosa, MD

Chief Resident, Plastic Surgery


After graduating from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in Anthropology, Dr. Santosa matriculated at Washington University School of Medicine and began plastic surgery residency training at the University of Michigan in 2012. During her academic development time, she returned to Washington University to complete a three-year postdoctoral research fellowship funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Plastic Surgery Foundation. There, she was mentored by Dr. Alison Snyder-Warwick and Dr. Susan Mackinnon, and obtained a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation degree.

Dr. Santosa is excited to begin her final year of training in the University of Michigan Integrated Plastic Surgery program and will be pursuing advanced fellowship training in aesthetic plastic surgery with Dr. Foad Nahai in Atlanta, Georgia. She is excited to leverage her ambition and skills developed during her training to drive the field of aesthetic surgery forward in hopes of ultimately, improving the care we deliver to our patients in the clinics and operating rooms.

Dr. Santosa serves as a wellness ambassador for the Department of Surgery. In her role as a wellness ambassador, she is committed to improving the culture of academic surgery. Katherine is especially passionate about creating a diverse and inclusive workspace and fostering positive learning environments that allow all learners to thrive.


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