Associate Microsurgeons

Dr. Patrick Combs graduated cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He completed both General Surgery and Plastic Surgery residency programs at the University of Washington in Seattle and a fellowship in Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern in Austin, TX.

Dr. Brent Egeland completed his residency at the highly regarded University of Michigan Integrated Plastic Surgery program and has received numerous awards for research and teaching, including the Medical Society Bronze Beeper Award for Top 10 Resident Teacher and the Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons Best Scientific Presentation. His focus is on trauma, microsurgical and oncologic reconstruction. After completing a fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Egeland moved to Austin, TX where he has practiced since 2012.

Dr. Steven Henry is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who received his medical degree from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. After completing his residency in plastic surgery at the University of Missouri, he completed fellowships in orthopedic hand surgery at the Hand Center of San Antonio, and reconstructive microsurgery in Taiwan. Dr. Henry is also a highly trained microneurovascular surgeon, with substantial experience in post-oncologic reconstruction of the head/neck and breast. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Henry is also very active academically, having contributed 30 scientific articles and book chapters to the surgical literature.

Dr. Elisabeth Potter completed her undergraduate studies at Princeton University with a focus in molecular biology. She received her medical degree from the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. Following a Plastic Surgery Integrated Residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, she completed a Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Microsurgery Fellowship with MD Anderson in Houston, Texas. Dr. Potter has been actively involved with research and has a special interest in breast reconstruction, and the use of fat grafting in reconstructive procedures.

Dr. Galen Wachtman is a board-certified plastic surgeon with a specialized practice in microsurgery. He completed both his residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery and fellowship in orthopedic hand and upper extremity surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. While there, Dr. Wachtman was honored with membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, won the Charles E. Moore Award for resident teaching, and received a Research Fellowship from the Plastic Surgery Education Foundation for his work in composite tissue allotransplantation. In 2016, Dr. Wachtman was named by his peers to the Texas Super Doctor® Rising StarSM list for the second year in a row.