Rudolf F. Buntic, M.D., Scientist; Chief of the Division of Microsurgery at CPMC

California Pacific CURRENTS: The online journal of CPMC Research Institute

Leading expertise in hand surgery and microsurgical reconstruction

Research Overview

  • Dr. Buntic is a leading surgeon who specializes in hand surgery and microsurgical reconstruction. He is board certified in plastic surgery.
  • A member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, and the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Buntic leads the Division of Microsurgery at CPMC.
  • Dr. Buntic studies new advances in microsurgical reconstruction of the breast and extremities, and his practice includes all aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery.


Dr. Buntic received his M.D. from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. He completed residency training in general surgery and plastic surgery at Stanford University Medical Center, and a fellowship in hand and microsurgery at California Pacific Medical Center (Davies campus) in San Francisco, California.


Publication Search


Momeni A, Liu X, Januszyk M, Wan DC, Buncke GM, Buntic RF, Parrett BM, Microsurgical ear replantation-is venous repair necessary?-A systematic review. Microsurgery

Momeni A, Buntic RF, Buncke GM, Cross-leg flaps: preferred alternative to free flaps? J Am Coll Surg

Herrera F, Buntic R, Brooks D, Buncke G, Antony AK, Microvascular approach to scalp replantation and reconstruction: a thirty-six year experience. Microsurgery

Rudolf F. Buntic, M.D., Scientist; Chief of the Division of Microsurgery at CPMC
Primary Research Interests
  • Microsurgery procedures
  • Advances in breast reconstruction techniques