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Ken Dembny, MD

“When you listen to each patient’s story – you get to know just how important their journey has been. “

Meet Ken Dembny

I was born in Fort Atkinson and spent most of my childhood and teenage years in Delavan, Wisconsin. From a young age I enjoyed drawing and crafting, and then later building and painting model airplanes. I swam competitively through high school, and also liked bicycling. During my junior year of high school, I lived a wonderful and educational year in Santos, Brasil as an American Field Service (AFS) foreign exchange student. I decided to attend medical school when it seemed like I needed something more than biochemistry. Although I always enjoyed baking as a kid, my real interest in cooking didn’t develop until I was in medical school. I met my wife while I was a surgical resident at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Holly and I were married in 1998 in her home town, Guttenberg, Iowa. One month later we moved to Columbus, Ohio for my plastic surgery residency. We enjoyed Columbus, but moved back to Wisconsin because of this wonderful job opportunity, and to be closer to our families.

In October 1999, Holly gave birth to our first daughter. Klaire is an independent girl with a friendly personality. Klaire loves swimming, playing with friends, crafting, wearing flip-flops, her iPAD, sleepovers with friends, and visiting grandma and grandpa’s farm in Iowa. In August 2002, we were blessed with our son, Kenneth D. Dembny III. Dell is “all boy” and loves sports. He plays soccer, football, baseball, and swims. Like his dad, he is a big Packers fan. Dell also likes to pass time playing football and soccer on PS3. In May 2004 our family celebrated the addition of our second daughter, Kamryn. She is a gentle, loving, and happy girl who loves her mother, any candy she can find, playing with friends, and her many Webkins. She is also a good swimmer and plays soccer. Kamryn admires, and enjoys learning from, her brother and sister. I am lucky to share my life with my loving wife and children.


There are just too many to choose from! I enjoy everything from pizza and ice cream, to a big bite of a fresh picked tomato, to succulent BBQ ribs and pulled pork sandwiches, to a wine with so much fruit you can chew it or the complexity of a Sonoma Coast pinot noir, to morel mushrooms, to whatever is on the menu at my next dinner party.


Too difficult to chose just one. Here are a few memorable ones. In Milwaukee some of my favorite restaurants have included Sanford, Ristorante Bartolotta, Hinterland, Braise, and Blues Egg! I have had other great meals at Alinea (Chicago), Paul Bartolotta’s Ristorante de Mar (Las Vegas), Emeril’s (New Orleans), Jean-Georges (New York City), Zafferano (London), and The Lygon Arms (Broadway, UK). The best tiramisu is served at Osteria del Mundo (Milwaukee); the best crème brûlée is at Cap City Diner (Columbus, OH); the best warm flourless chocolate cake is created at Sanford; the best banana cream pie with caramel can be found at Emeril’s; the best lemon olive oil cake at Paul Bartolotta’s Ristorante de Mar.


Anyone who has reached the summit of Mt. Everest


Any place warm to escape Wisconsin winters.


Some standouts include most Hosta, Hydrangea Macrophylla (especially blue), Japanese Anemone, Lingularia Britt Marie Crawford, Hydrangea Quercifolia (especially the dark red leaf in the fall), Miscanthus purpurascens, and Peonies.


Don’t take your life for granted. Always do the best you can. Be happy and enjoy. Be nice to others.


I think I make pretty good lasgna and BBQ ribs.









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Monday 1pm – 5pm
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Wauwatosa
Suite 530, 201 N. Mayfair Road
Thursday 9am – 12pm
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Wauwatosa
Suite 530, 201 N. Mayfair Road
Friday 9am – 12pm
St. Mary’s Hospital – Ozaukee
Seton Professional Building, Suite 218
13133 N. Port Washington Road