Marie-Claire Buckley, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery

Marie-Claire Buckley

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Office Phone 612-625-1933

Fax 612-624-4441

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Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
420 Delaware Street SE
Mayo Mail Code 195
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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Chrissy Johnson

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Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery

Surgeon, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

M.D., Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN

Residency, State University of New York, New York City, NY

Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (Plastic Surgery)

Primary Children's Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT (Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery)

I seek to honor and facilitate each patient's own unique healing potential, and I strive to be aware of all aspects that affect healing, whether they are physical, psychological, emotion or spiritual. I take a holistic approach to reconstructive plastic surgery and wound care with an emphasis on incorporating functional medicine and nutrition approach. I love to make heart-to-heart connections and enjoy thinking outside the box to solve clinical problems.


Dr. Buckley received her MD from Mayo Medical School in Rochester, MN and completed a plastic surgery residency at the University of Minnesota, with a fellowship in pediatric craniofacial plastic surgery at Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT. She is an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota Division of Plastic Surgery, and has additional certifications in wound care and integrative holistic medicine.


  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Wound Care

Awards & Recognition

  • Minnesota Monthly "Best Doctors" (2014)

Professional Associations

  • Physician Certified in Wound Care-CMET, American Professional Wound Care Association
  • Certified Wound Specialist, American Board of Wound Management


Research Summary/Interests

  • Improved wound healing techniques
  • Plasma and wound healing
  • Biofilm/microbiomes related to wound healing
  • Biomedical devices, including post-radiation stenosis expanders
  • Wearable technology, including early warning aids to prevent pressure sores
  • Complimentary and alternative medicine for healing
  • Cross-pollination and collaboration between different specialties and cultural healing traditions
  • Material sciences, including wound "caulk," dissolvable VAC sponges and silicone wound rings


  • Gear AJL, Buckley MC, Kaplan F, VanBeek A.: “Multifactorial Refractory Heteroptoic Ossication” Annals of Plastic Surgery 52:3, March 2004.
  • Landis GH, Buckley MC. Surgical Repair of the Cleft Lip and Palate. Chapter in Cleft Palate: Interdisciplinary Issues and Treatments, 2nd Edition. Ed. Karlind Moller. Submitted.
  • Landis GH, Buckley MC, Aguilar J. Gluteal Perforator Flap in Posterior Pelvic Reconstruction. Submitted.


Clinical Interests

Wound Care; Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Alternative Medicine; Post-Bariatric Surgery