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Katherine Au, MD, QME

Hand Surgery, Plastic Surgery

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Dr. Katherine Au, MD, QME is double board-certified in Plastic Surgery & Hand Surgery and practices out of her office in Los Angeles, California. Areas of special interest to Dr. Au include congenital and post-traumatic hand reconstruction, burn reconstruction, breast reconstruction and microsurgery. Dr. Au is available for Hand PQMEs, AMEs or Independent Medical Evaluations (IMEs) at several locations throughout Los Angeles County.


Katherine Au, MD, is a pediatric plastic and hand surgeon at Shriners for Children Medical Center and is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. She received her undergraduate degree in molecular and cellular biology from the University of California, Berkeley and earned her medical degree from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. She completed her residency in plastic surgery at Penn State University – Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, where she was given the Department of Surgery Resident Professionalism/Humanism Award and the Steven H. Miller Outstanding Plastic Surgery Teaching Award. Her fellowship in hand and microsurgery was completed at UCLA.

Dr. Au is a clinical assistant professor of orthopedics at UCLA, a clinical assistant professor of plastic surgery at USC, and a surgeon at the Orthopaedic Institute for Children. She is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.