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Dr. Denton Watumull

Plastic & Hand Surgeon in Dallas / Richardson: Dr. Denton Watumull

Board Certified Plastic and Hand Surgeon
CAQ in Surgery of the Hand

Dr. Denton Watumull earned his medical degree in 1982 from the University of Hawaii Medical School and while there was invited to be a member of Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, which only accepts the top 10 percent of medical students.

Dr. Denton Watumull completed his surgical residency in general and trauma surgery in 1988, his plastic surgery residency in 1990, and completed a one year fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery training in 1991 at Parkland Hospital and the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Watumull became board certified in general surgery in 1989. He is also board certified in plastic surgery and holds a certificate of Added Qualification for Hand Surgery. He performs a broad spectrum of surgery involving the hand, wrist, and upper extremity, including surgery for lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), ulnar nerve decompression (cubital tunnel syndrome), endoscopic carpal tunnel release, reconstruction of traumatic injuries, and many more.

After completing his residency in 1991, Dr. Denton Watumull began practicing in Garland, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, Texas, and has contributed greatly to the Garland community. Dr. Watumull served as Chief of Staff of Garland Community Hospital and as Chairman of the Quality Assurance Committee of Baylor Garland Hospital. Dr. Watumull served as Chairman of Garlands's ISD's Health Occupation Scholarship program and started the "Fresh Start" program in Garland, which provides free reconstructive surgery for abused women and children.

Dr. Denton Watumull is an active member of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.


  • Undergraduate: Clarement Mckenna College, Clarement, California
  • Medical: University of Hawaii Medical School, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Surgery Residency: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
  • Plastic Surgery Residency: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
  • Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship: University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas


  • Emmanuel Kaplan award for Hand Anatomy Research: American Society for Surgery of the hand
  • D magazine award Top plastic surgeons in Dallas 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2010
  • Texas Monthly “Superdocs” award for Top Plastic surgeons in Texas, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009
  • 1991 Recipient of TMS’s Robert Cronin Award for Plastic Surgery Research

Professional Societies

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Medical Association
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Fellow American College of Surgeons
  • Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Parkland Surgical Society

Surgical Specialties

  • Trauma Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Hand & Microsurgery
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow) Surgery
  • Ulnar Nerve Decompression (Cubital Tunnel Syndrome)
  • Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Reconstruction of Traumatic Injuries

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