Subhro K. Sen, MD

Plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Hand and upper extremity surgeon, Surgical oncologist

Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Clinical Associate Professor (By courtesy), Orthopaedic Surgery

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Subhro K. Sen, MD, Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in biomedical engineering. He went on to receive his medical degree from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After medical school, he completed a yearlong peripheral nerve research fellowship under Dr. Susan Mackinnon at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He completed his postgraduate training in general surgery at Indiana University, followed by plastic and reconstructive surgery at Johns Hopkins University. He finished his training with a hand and upper extremity surgery fellowship at Stanford University.

Dr. Sen’s general clinical interests are in reconstructive surgery, microvascular surgery, and hand and upper extremity surgery. His practice includes: post-traumatic extremity reconstruction; post-oncologic reconstruction of the head and neck, trunk and extremities; perforator flap surgery; and melanoma surgery. He is medical director of the Advanced Wound Care Center at Stanford Health Care. As a hand surgeon in the Robert A. Chase Hand and Upper Limb Center, he has interests in hand trauma, degenerative conditions, peripheral nerve injuries, and complex upper extremity flap reconstruction.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Sen is involved in research, publication, and teaching. His peer-reviewed research includes studies on extremity reconstruction, peripheral nerve regeneration, and he has authored a number of book chapters on a variety of plastic and hand surgery topics. He has a strong interest in medical device innovation and is currently a faculty fellow in the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign.

Dr. Sen is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Dept of Plastic Surgery (2009) CA
  • Residency: Johns Hopkins University Plastic Surgery Residency (2008) MD
  • Residency: Indiana University Medical Center GME Verifications (2006) IN
  • Residency: Johns Hopkins University Surgery Program (2004) MD
  • Board Certification: American Board of Plastic Surgery, Surgery of the Hand (2014)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Plastic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (2010)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, General Surgery (2008)
  • Medical Education: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (2000) IL

Administrative Appointments
  • Medical Co-Director, Advanced Wound Care Center (2014 - Present)


Practice Locations

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

1000 Welch Road, Suite 100

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 723-7001

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Advanced Wound Care Center Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

450 Broadway Street

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 721-8800

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(62 reviews)

Absolutely, will recommend
intelligent, efficient, understandable, on time
Dr. Sen is an excellent listener and doctor -
I have been a patient at the Wound Clinic for three months (with Dr. Sen and an occasional resident), five nurses, and one assistant. All have been caring and displayed concern for my well-being and recovery.
Yes I would recommend to these persons because they are very kind and has a lot of patience with the patients.
I have been under the care of Dr. Sen for almost a year. From my pre operation appointment to surgery and the post care are has been first rate. His team of surgeons and staff are true professionals and experts in crafts. Would recommend this Dr. Sen and his without hesitation. Thank you Dr. Sen!
Dr. Sen is a serious and visibly concerned professional who shows great patience with questions and responds fully. He doesn't shrink from painting the seriousness of the situation, and spells out the consequences of failing to adhere to his plan.
Dr. Sen way exceeded my expectations. He explained everything so clearly, answered all my questions and spent a lot of time with me. one of the best doctors I've ever had and I've had a lot of doctors.
Very wonderful and caring Dr, who explained everything very well and took the time to answer my questions.
Dr. Sen was excellent! Great caring great explanations. I felt that I was in the best hands.
Very caring.
The best.
I have the utmost respect and appreciation of Dr. Sen
Dr. Sen is amazing. He has my complete confidence. I am grateful to be in his care.
Dr Sen is no nonsense, extremely intelligent, honest, & straight forward. It's refreshing
Good care.
Dr. Sen is an outstanding physician. I have complete confidence in his knowledge and expertise. I'm so grateful to be his patient!
I really appreciated his careful explanation of options & treatment plans.
Super informative - I've been to many prior doctors and Dr. Sen was the first to provide all details from a holistic view and made great progress.
Very good.
Very reassuring and caring.
Appreciate the team in all the care and details they provide each visit
Dr. Sen was very good & so was his asst.
Dr.'s bed side manor needs to improve.
Excellent care!
Dr. Sen is a star - v. knowledgeable, friendly, partners with the patient.
Highly recommended doctor.
Dr. Sen is an outstanding surgeon and his demeanor and willingness to listen provided me with the utmost confidence in his recommendations.
Dr. Sen explained the plan of healing and what I could expect along the way.
Provided good info on what would be done & extent of treatment.
The care provider listened to my questions then provided clear and thoughtful responses.
I would recommend Stanford to anyone.
Very good experience.
Very caring people at Stanford.
Dr. Sen is one of the most confidence-inspiring physicians I have ever met.
Dr. Sen is one of the most professional and caring physicians I have ever met.
Dr. Sen excellent provider for my condition - as surgeon and post-op.
Dr. Sen is super attentive, gave simple explanations & reasons for my issues. In fact, I wanted to send a thank you for so much of his valuable time.
The infection was missed by Dr. Sen, not until it was pointed out to the staff was it noticed.
I am very appreciative with Dr. Sen for all his attention.
I am an ex-drug addict (to pain pills) and my doctor was very sensitive to my concerns about post-op. I am VERY happy with the care I received.
They even put up with my silly jokes!
Very good.
Doctor always answers my questions. Very polite, very good taking care of the wounds I have.
Dr. Sen is a wonderful physician.
Dr. Sen is an outstanding physician. I feel I am in the best hands possible. Very confident in his abilities.
We can't say enough about how great Dr. Sen is. We are so thankful you opened your wound care department.
very friendly guy, showed lots of concern and made sure to answer all of my questions
I've seen 2 other doctors in the wound clinic and I hated both. One had no idea what an ileostomy was and why my butt was sewn shut. The other had no concern when I explained that I was bleeding from my wound. Dr. Sen is the ONLY doctor I will see there.
I can't think of a situation in which I would recommend a doctor to anyone. But if I were to I would recommend Dr. Sen. He is marvelous.
All good.
I had an outstandingly positive experience with Dr. Sen. Very grateful for his care!
Sen is passionate for his work and I think he really cares. He is committed and has so far gone to bat for me to make sure I get the care needed.
He seemed the kindest & most concerned. He seemed to take me seriously.
Does not listen to patient enough. Needs to take notes. Asking the same questions every time not remembering or listening to answers.
Only issue with Dr. Sen has been his very limited availability (limited # of open appointment times).
I appreciated his thoroughness in my exam and in answering all my questions. He gave me his undivided attention and concern.
Dr. Sen is an outstanding doctor. I am grateful that he was able to reposition my bone without surgery -
Dr. Sen is an absolute pro! The residents working with him are equally professional.

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