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45 Hand Surgeons to Know

Written by  Laura Dyrda | Wednesday, 09 March 2011 21:45
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Here are 45 hand surgeons and specialists to know.


Brian Adams, MD (University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa).
Dr. Adams has served as the vice president and president of the Kiros Hand Research Society. He is also a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Adams' professional interests include microsurgery, reconstructive surgery and complex elbow problems. His research involves the biomechanics of the hand, distal fractures and wrist instability. He has recently published in several academic journals, including the Journal of Hand Surgery. Dr. Adams was a member of the team that developed the FDA-approved The Wrist System 2, an implant designed to mimic the wrist's normal movement while still employing bone preserving measures. Dr. Adams earned his medical degree from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and completed his residency at the University of Iowa and Creighton University in Omaha. He also completed a fellowship at Loma Linda (Calif.) University.

Peter C. Amadio, MD (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.). Dr. Amadio is a hand surgeon at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., with a professional interest in treating congenital hand diseases, upper extremity tumors and distal upper extremity tendon injuries. During his career, he has served as the chair of the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Orthopaedic Research, editor-in-chief of Hand Surgery Quarterly and the president of the American Association of Hand Surgery. He has also served as the president of the Minnesota Medical Association and the American Association of Clinical Anatomists. In addition to his practice, Dr. Amadio serves as a professor of orthopedic surgery and biomedical engineering. His areas of interest in research include Wolff's law of soft tissue and tendon gliding beneath pulleys. Dr. Amadio earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Harvard Medical School in Boston. He also completed a hand surgery fellowship at Jefferson Medical College.

Alejandro Badia, MD (Badia Hand to Shoulder Center, Doral, Fla.). Dr. Badia is the founder of the Badia Hand to Shoulder Center in Doral, Fla., and serves on the surgeon advisory panel of the DaVinci Center in Doral. He is a founding partner of the Miami Hand Center and OrthoNOW, an immediate orthopedic care center. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Badia runs a hand surgery fellowship and organizes annual conferences for surgeons and therapists to discuss hand and wrist joint replacement and arthroscopic procedures. He serves on the editorial board for Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery and Hand. Dr. Badia is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Association of Hand Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He earned his medical degree from New York University, where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery. His additional training includes a hand and upper extremity fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh and a hand fellowship in Europe through the AO Trauma Association.

H. Brent Bamberger, DO (Orthopedic Associates of SW Ohio).
Dr. Bamberger is the director of the Hand Center of Southwestern Ohio and residency medical director at Grandview Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. He is the president of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. He has contributed to the creation of an arthroscopic implant for the basilar joint of the hand, which includes a distal surface and an opposite proximal surface. Dr. Bamberger has a professional interest in progressive surgical techniques and has done research on trauma injury. He has served as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Bamberger is a founding member of Athletic Workshop, a group promoting good techniques for athletic training. Dr. Bamberger earned his degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the University of South Florida.

Mark E. Baratz, MD (Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh). Dr. Baratz is the director of the division of hand and upper extremity surgery at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. He also serves as the vice chairman of the department of orthopedic surgery and the director of the Allegheny General Hospital orthopedic residency and fellowship programs. His additional titles include director of the biomechanics laboratory located at Allegheny General Hospital where he conducts research on elbow joint replacement techniques, new approaches to carpel tunnel surgery and managing wrist arthritis. In 2002, Dr. Baratz was awarded a grant for his research on tissue engineering to enhance bone healing from The Pittsburgh Foundation Study. Dr. Baratz also serves as a professor of orthopedics at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. He earned his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency. His additional training includes a fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital.

Leon S. Benson, MD (Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, Morton Grove, Ill.). Dr. Benson is a hand and upper extremity surgeon at the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute in Morton Grove, Ill. He has a professional interest in reconstructive microsurgery, workers' compensation, upper extremity fractures, carpal tunnel syndrome and Dupuytren's contracture. He is currently a vice president at NorthShore University Healthsystems and a senior attending orthopedic surgeon at NorthShore University Healthsystem in Evanston, Glenbrook and Highland Park and Skokie hospitals. He also serves as the treasurer for the Illinois Association of Orthopeadic Surgeons and the media spokes person for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Association for Surgery of the Hand and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Dr. Benson previously served as the president of the Chicago Society for Surgery of the Hand. He earned his medical degree at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago and completed a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at Harvard University in Boston.

Pedro K. Beredjiklian, MD (Rothman Institute, Philadelphia). Dr. Beredjiklian is the chief of hand and wrist surgery at Rothman Institute in Philadelphia. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons. Dr. Beredjiklian also serves as an associate professor of orthopedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Beredjiklian has published several professional articles on topics including digital rotation and alignment. He earned his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Beredjiklian also completed a fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

Stacey Berner, MD (Advanced Centers for Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine, Sykesville, Md.).
Dr. Berner is the medical director of the Hand Centers at Carroll Hospital Center and Northwest Hospital Center in Maryland. He also serves as the chief of the division of hand surgery and the medical staff at Northwest Hospital Center. Dr. Berner has a professional interest in treating athletic injuries and performing minimally invasive upper extremity surgery. He helped develop and pioneer new techniques in hand and wrist arthroscopy for treating wrist ganglion cysts and thumb arthritis. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Berner serves on the editorial board of The Yearbook of Hand Surgery and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons as well as the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Berner earned his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston and completed his residency at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. He also completed a fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

Allen T. Bishop, MD (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.). Dr. Bishop is the chair of the division of hand surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He also directs the Microsurgery Teaching Laboratory and Microvascular Research Laboratory at Mayo. He has published his research on hand surgery in professional publications such as the Journal of Hand Surgery and the Journal of Shoulder Elbow Surgery. His research activities center around musculoskeletal tissue transplantation and collaborative studies on motor nerve regeneration. Specifically, his research focuses on brachial plexus injury/reconstruction and free microvascular tissue transfer. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, among other professional organizations. Dr. Bishop earned his medical degree and Master's degree in orthopedic surgery at the Mayo Medical School. His additional training includes a fellowship at the Indiana Center for Surgery of the Hand in Indianapolis.

James R. Boatright, MD (OrthoCarolina, Charlotte, N.C.). Dr. Boatright is the former chief of the hand service at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C., and past president of Miller Orthopaedic Clinic. He has also served as president of the Duke Hand Club and is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Boatright participates in research involving hand surgery and publishes professional articles in publications such as The Journal of Hand Surgery. He has also contributed to research involving shockwave therapy. Dr. Boatright earned his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. He also completed a residency at the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children in Galveston, Texas.

James Chang, MD (Stanford School of Medicine, Redwood City, Calif.). Dr. Chang is the chief of the division of plastic and reconstructive surgery at a Stanford School of Medicine in Redwood City, Calif., and a board member on the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He has also served as the research director for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Chang's practice focuses on hand and upper extremity surgery, pediatric hand problems and peripheral and facial nerve injuries. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Chang has published articles in several professional journals. His current research revolves around developing advances in tissue engineering and microsurgery for hand trauma, peripheral nerve injuries and congenital hand problems. Dr. Chang is a member of the American Association for Hand Surgery and the Society of University Surgeons. He earned his medical degree at Yale Medical School in New Have, Conn., and completed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He also completed a fellowship in had surgery at the UCLA Medical Center.

Tyson Cobb, MD (Orthopaedic Specialists, Davenport, Iowa).
Dr. Cobb overseas the Hand and Upper Extremity Center at Orthopaedic Specialists in Davenport, Iowa, where he performs several unique procedures, including the endoscopic cubital tunnel release. He has been instrumental in developing the instrumentation that physicians use during that procedure. Dr. Cobb also offers many other minimally invasive hand surgery procedures and teaches his techniques to surgeons around the country. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Cobb conducts research and has published several articles on topics such as arthroscopic surgery of the hand. He has a professional interest in treating patients with arthritis, deformity, trauma and tumors. He is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Association of Hand Surgery, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Cobb earned his medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center of Medicine in Lubbock, Texas, and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minn. Dr. Cobb also completed a fellowship in hand and reconstructive microvascular surgery at the University of Texas.

Mark S. Cohen, MD (Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Chicago). Dr. Cohen is the director of the section of hand and elbow surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and a consultant for the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls. He has an expertise in performing minimally invasive surgery, mini-incision carpal tunnel release, wrist and elbow arthroscopy and using bone cement for treating wrist fractures. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Cohen regularly conducts research on topics such as wrist fractures, elbow trauma and arthritis and wrist ligament tears. He has written more than 80 professional articles and written a text book on hand and wrist injuries. Dr. Cohen has been recognized by the Society for Surgery of the Hand for having the best scientific paper at the 2009 annual meeting. Dr. Cohen earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of California San Diego Medical Center. He also completed a hand, upper extremity and microvascular fellowship at the Indiana Hand Center in Indianapolis.

R. Blake Curd, MD (Orthopaedic Institute, Sioux Falls, S.D.).
Dr. Curd has a professional interest in congenital hand reconstruction, microvascular surgery and tissue transfer. He currently serves as chairman of the board and president of Surgical Management Professionals, a physician-owned company that assists physicians in designing, building and managing ambulatory surgical centers and physician-owned hospitals. He is also the treasurer of Physician Hospitals of America and regularly advocates for physicians in Washington, D.C. During his career, Dr. Curd has lectured nationally and internationally on hand surgery and is currently the associate team physician for the Sioux Falls Stampede hockey team. Dr. Curd earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Medicine and completed his residency at the Wilford Hall Medical Center. He also completed a fellowship at the Indiana Hand and Shoulder Center in Indianapolis.

Timothy E. Dicke, MD (OrthoIndy, Indianapolis). Dr. Dicke is a hand surgeon at OrthoIndy and the team physician for the Indianapolis Indians minor league baseball team. He has a professional interest in fracture care, tendon and nerve injuries, arthritis, work-related injuries, arthroscopy and microvascular reconstruction. Dr. Dicke is a member of several professional societies, including the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Dicke has also contributed articles to the Inside OI OrthoIndy publication on hand surgery. He earned his medical degree at the Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Case Western Reserve University. His additional training includes a microvascular research fellowship at Case Western and a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at Duke University Center in Durham, N.C.

Randolph J. Ferlic, MD (South Bend Orthopaedics, South Bend, Ind.). Dr. Ferlic is a hand surgeon at South Bend (Ind.) Orthopaedics and an active owner at Allied Physicians Surgery Centers in South Bend. In addition to his practice in hand surgery, Dr. Ferlic is also trained in foot and ankle surgery. He is a fellow with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. During his career, he has published research in several professional journals, including the American Journal of Hand Surgery. His research into hand surgery topics includes intraneural nodular fasciitis. He earned his medical degree at the University of Iowa in Iowa City and completed his residency at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Dr. Ferlic's additional training includes fellowship training in hand and microvascular surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and in foot and ankle surgery at Orthopaedic Physician Associates in Seattle, Wash.

John J. Fernandez, MD (Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Chicago). Dr. Fernandez is the director of microsurgery at Midwest Orthopaedics Hand and Shoulder Center at Rush in Chicago with a clinical interest in hand trauma and microsurgery. He also serves as an assistant professor in the department of orthopedic surgery at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Fernandez has previously served as chief editor of The Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Journal and published articles in several professional publications on topics such as complex hand fractures and wrist arthroscopy. His ongoing study topics include thumb CMC arthroplasty using allograft augmentation. Dr. Fernandez is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He earned his medical degree at Northeastern College of Medicine in Chicago and completed his residency in hand and microsurgery at the Indiana Hand Center in Indianapolis. He also completed a fellowship in orthopedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

R. Glenn Gaston, MD (OrthoCarolina, Charlotte, N.C.). Dr. Gaston is the chief of hand surgery at Carolinas Medical Center Orthopedic Residency and hand consultant to the Carolina Panthers and Joe Gibbs Racing team. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Gaston has published articles in several professional journals, including the Journal of Hand Surgery, on topics such as radial collateral ligament injuries and post-operative infections. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a candidate member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, for which he serves as the vice chairman of the young members steering committee. He is also on the physician's advisory board for MiMedx. Dr. Gaston earned his medical degree at the University of Tennessee at Memphis and completed his residency at the Atlanta Medical Center. He also completed a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at the Indiana Hand Center.

Steve Glickel, MD (Starr Hand Surgery Center, New York City).
Dr. Glickel is a past president of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and of the New York Society for Surgery of the Hand. He is a member of the board of trustees of the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand and the director of hand surgery service at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. Dr. Glickel also serves as a consultant in pediatric hand surgery for the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He has a professional interest in reconstructive surgery, trauma, nerve compression, elbow surgery and sports injuries. Dr. Glickel is a member of several societies, including the American Orthopaedic Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He earned his medical degree at Harvard Medical School in Boston and completed a fellowship in hand surgery at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City.

Thomas Graham, MD (Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland). Dr. Graham is the chief of Cleveland Clinic innovations and vice chair of orthopedic surgery at Cleveland Clinic. During his career, Dr. Graham has served as the head of the upper extremities division at Cleveland Clinic and director of The Curtis National Hand Center and chief of the UMH division of Hand Surgery in Baltimore. During his career, Dr. Graham has played an integral role in treating survivors from the 9/11 terrorist attacks and served as a hand consultant for several professional athletic teams, including the Baltimore Ravens, Philadelphia Flyers, Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Cavaliers. Dr. Graham is the founder of Arnold Palmer SportsHealth in Baltimore. He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Association and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Graham earned his medical degree at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor. He also completed a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at The Indiana Hand Center in Indianapolis.

Hill Hastings, II, MD (Indiana Hand and Shoulder Center, Indianapolis).
Dr. Hastings is a hand surgeon at the Indiana Hand and Shoulder Center with an expertise in rigid internal and external fixation of the upper limb. In addition to his practice, he also contributed to the development of the Biomet Discovery elbow replacement system and is involved in management of tetraplegic patients. He is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Association and the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. He is also associated with several international hand societies, including societies in Canada and China. Dr. Hastings has also been a Sterling Bunnell Traveling Fellow from ASSH. He earned his medical degree from the University of Southern California and completed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. His additional training includes a fellowship in hand surgery in Indianapolis.

Jesse Jupiter, MD (Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston). Dr. Jupiter is the chief of hand and upper extremity service at Massachusetts General Hospital and a professor of orthopedic surgery at Harvard Medical School in Boston. He serves on the editorial board of several professional journals, including the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Journal of Hand Surgery and Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery. He has served as a president of the Hand Forum and a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery. Dr. Jupiter earned his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn., and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Harvard University in Boston. He also completed fellowship in Basel, Switzerland and the Hand and Microvascular Surgery Fellowship in Louisville, Ky.

D. Kay Kirkpatrick, MD (Resurgens Orthopaedics, Roswell, Ga.). Dr. Kirkpatrick is a co-president of Resurgens Orthopaedics in Georgia and was recently appointed to the Georgia Board for Physician Workforce, an agency responsible for advising the governor and general assembly on physician workforce and medical education policy and issues. She has served as the president of the Resurgens Charitable Foundation and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the Georgia Orthopaedic Society. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Kirkpatrick also founded PowerUp!, an initiative aimed at combating childhood obesity in her area. She earned her medical degree at the University of Louisville (Ky.) School of Medicine, where she also completed her residency. Dr. Kirkpatrick also completed a fellowship at the Kleinert Institute of Hand & Microsurgery in Louisville.

William B. Kleinman, MD (Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center, Indianapolis). Dr. Kleinman is the president and senior attending surgeon at the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center in Indianapolis with a focus on wrist pathophysilogy, congenital reconstruction and nerve entrapment. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Kleinman is a clinical professor of orthopedic surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He has also published research on hand surgery topics, such as the stability of the distal radioulna joint. Dr. Kleinman is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and received the Sterling Bunnell Traveling Fellowship from the organization. Dr. Kleinman received orthopedic training and postgraduate hand fellowship training at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. His additional training includes microvascular surgery training at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina.

Steven C. Kronlage, MD (Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Gulf Breeze, Fla.).
Dr. Kronlage is a hand surgeon at the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Gulf Breeze, Fla. He has a professional interest in treating sports-related upper extremity injuries, arthroscopic surgery and degenerative conditions of the fingers. Dr. Kronlage is the medical director and orthopedic surgeon for the Pensacola Pelicans minor league baseball team. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Kronlage has published articles in professional journals on subjects such as screw fixation of mallet fractures. He is currently a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Kronlage earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the LSU Hospital System. He also completed a fellowship in hand, upper extremity and microvascualry surgery in Boston as a member of the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Program.

Amy Ladd, MD (Stanford School of Medicine, Redwood City, Calif.).
Dr. Ladd has served as the chief of the Chase Hand & Upper Limb Center at Stanford University in Redwood City, Calif., and chief of the children's hand clinic at Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford for several years. She previously served as the chief of the upper extremity section at the Palo Alto (Calif.) VA Medical Center and head of Outreach at Stanford University Medical Media Information Technologies. She has published several professional journals such as the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Her current research interests include bone graft substitutes, calcium phosphate bone cements and the congenital anomalies of the upper limb. She earned her medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, N.Y., and completed her residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Rochester (N.Y.) School of Medicine. She also completed a fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital through Harvard Medical School in Boston.

W.P. Andrew Lee, MD (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh). Dr. Lee is the chief of the division of plastic surgery and a professor of surgery and orthopedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He currently serves as vice president of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and president of the Robert H. Ivy Society of Plastic Surgery. During his career, Dr. Lee helped found the American Society for Reconstructive Transplantation and he has earned the Sterling Bunnell Traveling Fellowship from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He has also won the Kappa Delta Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Lee established the multi-disciplinary program for hand transplantation at UPMC and performed the first bilateral hand transplant in the United States with his team. The team also performed one of the country's first above-elbow bilateral transplant. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Lee conducts investigation on tolerance strategy for composite tissue allografts. Dr. Lee earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, where he also completed his residency. His additional training includes an orthopedic hand fellowship at the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center in Indianapolis.

L. Scott Levin, MD (Penn Medicine, Philadelphia). Dr. Levin is the chair of the department of orthopedic surgery at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia. During his career, he established and directed Duke's Human Tissue Laboratory, an education and research facility benefiting students, residents and CME participants. He has served as president of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery and the American Society for Reconstructive Transplantation. He is a fellow of the American Orthopaedic Association and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He has a professional interest in treating arthritis, vascular necrosis of the wrist and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Levin earned his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed his residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. He also completed a fellowship at the Christine Kleinart Institute in Baltimore.

Steven McCabe, MD (Norton Orthopaedic Care, Louisville, Ky.). Dr. McCabe is a hand surgeon at Norton Orthopaedic Care in Louisville, Ky., and an assistant professor at the University of Louisville. He is a former president of the American Society for Peripheral Nerve as well as a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Association for Hand Surgery. He currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Hand Surgery and has written two textbooks. Dr. McCabe's professional interest in peripheral nerve surgery, carpal tunnel, arthritis and Dupuytren's contracture. His current research projects include measuring utility in upper extremity disorders and creating a generic decision model for upper extremity pathology. Dr. McCabe earned his medical degree at the University of Toronto in Canada and completed his residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He also completed fellowships in hand surgery at the University of Toronto and the Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Micro Surgery in Louisville.

Scott McPherson, MD (TRIA Orthopaedic Center, Minneapolis). Dr. McPherson is an elbow, wrist and hand surgeon at TRIA Orthopaedic Center in Minneapolis. He also holds an assistant professorship in the department of orthopedic surgery at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and he is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. In addition to his practice, Dr. McPherson has published articles in several professional journals on topics such as carpal tunnel syndrome and thumb injuries. He is also an attending hand surgeon at the Veteran's Hospital in Minneapolis. Dr. McPherson earned his medical degree at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and completed his residency at the Naval Hospital in San Diego. He also completed a fellowship in hand surgery at UCLA Medical Center.

Stephen M. McCollam, MD (Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinic, Atlanta). Dr. McCollam currently serves as president of Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinic. He is a past chairman of the department of orthopedics and member of the board of directors at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta and previously served as the president of the Georgia Society for Surgery of the hand. He is currently a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. McCollam is a reviewer for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and an associate professor in orthopedics and surgical anatomy and techniques at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. He has previously served as an orthopedic hand consultant to Georgia State University athletes and the Atlanta Hawks. Dr. McCollam regularly volunteers his time at the Hospital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti and was recently named a top hand surgeon in his community by Atlanta Magazine. Dr. McCollam earned his medical degree from Tulane University in New Orleans and completed his orthopedic training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He also completed a fellowship at Indiana University and St. Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis.

Roy Meals, MD (UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles).
Dr. Meals is a past president of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and former chief of hand surgery at UCLA Medical Center. He is also a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Association. His expertise includes working with clinical problems such as scar modeling, rheumatoid MP arthroplasties and tendon transfers for radial nerve palsy. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Meals has served as deputy editor of the Journal of Hand Surgery and on the board of directors of the Hand Therapy Certification Committee. He is also a clinical professor of orthopedic surgery at UCLA and previously served as a general medical officer for the United States Air Force. Dr. Meals earned his medical degree at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He also completed a fellowship in hand surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Daniel J. Nagle, MD (Chicago Center for Surgery of the Hand, Chicago).
Dr. Nagle has served as president of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery and the Chicago Society for Surgery of the Hand. He is currently a member of the governing council of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and has previously served on the board of directors of the American Association for Hand Surgery. He is also a fellow with the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Nagle's clinical interests include fractures and sprains, tendons, artery and nerve injuries and Depuytren's disease. During his career, Dr. Nagle has written several professional articles on topics such as wrist arthroscopy and carpal tunnel. He has been a hand consultant to the Chicago Bears and is currently the consulting hand surgeon to the Chicago Cubs. Dr. Nagle completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, where he is currently practicing hand and upper extremity surgery. He also completed a fellowship in hand surgery and microsurgery in Louisville, Ky.

Paul D. Pace, MD (San Antonio Orthopaedic Group, Texas). Dr. Pace is a hand and wrist surgeon with the San Antonio Orthopaedic Group where he has a special interest in carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist arthritis evacuation and reconstruction, tendon repair, nerve repair and trigger finger. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Association of Hand Surgeons and the American College of Physician Executives. In addition to his practice, Dr. Pace has more than 15 publications to his name and nerves as a clinical assistant professor of surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. Pace earned his medical degree at Tulane University in New Orleans and completed residencies at the Texas health Institute in Houston, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Harvard Medical School in Boston. He also completed a fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at the University of Colorado in Denver.

Arthur Rettig, MD (Methodist Sports Medicine/The Orthopedic Specialists, Indianapolis). Dr. Rettig is the lead team orthopedist for the Indianapolis Colts and has earned the Jerry "Hawk" Rhea award from the Football Athletic Trainers Society. He has been named the Indiana State Medical Association's Commission on Sports Medicine Team Physician of the Year and was recently inducted into the Indiana Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He has a professional interest in the care and rehabilitation of hand, wrist and elbow injuries as well as arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Rettig is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, International Arthroscopy Association and the American Association of Hand Surgery. During his career, Dr. Rettig has published articles in several professional journals, such as the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Dr. Rettig earned his medical degree at Yale University in New Haven, Conn., and completed his residency at the University of California, Irvine in Orange, Calif. He also completed fellowships in sports medicine at Long Beach Memorial Hospital in Long Beach, Calif., and in hand surgery at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis.

William Seitz, MD (Cleveland Clinic, Ohio).
Dr. Seitz has a professional interest in arthroplasty and fracture reconstruction, hand surgery, hand-related sports injuries and total joint replacement. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Seitz has designed orthopedic implants, external fixation systems and fracture repair systems. He is the co-holder of a patent for custom radial and ulnar implants. Dr. Seitz is a member of the American Orthopaedic Association, American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. During his career, he has spoken nationally and internationally on his work in shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand problems. He earned the Sterling Bunnel Traveling Fellowship from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and was recently the presidential guest speaker for the Japanese Society for Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Seitz earned his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York City and completed his residency at the New York Presbyterian Hospital. His additional training includes a fellowship in hand surgery at the New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Gerald Shealy, MD (Medical University of South Carolina Health, Charleston). Dr. Shealy is a hand surgeon at MUSC Health and serves as a consultant in hand surgery at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Charleston. He has a professional interest in performing microsurgery and has given several presentations during his career on topics such as locked plating for distal radius fractures. He has served as a president of the South Carolina Orthopaedic Association and is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He is a fellow with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and serves on the South Carolina's Workers' Compensation Medical Advisory Committee. Dr. Shealy earned his medical degree at the Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., and completed his residency at MUSC Health. He also completed a fellowship in hand surgery at Hand Surgery Associates in Louisville, Ky., and spent time as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy.

Steven S. Shin, MD (Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Los Angeles). Dr. Shin is a hand surgeon at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. He currently serves as a hand consultant to the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Dodger, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Mighty Ducks. In addition to his practice, Dr. Shin serves as a clinical faculty member in the department of orthopedic surgery at USC Keck School of Medicine. He has published several articles in professional journals on topics such as bone morphogenetic proteins by Dupuytren's fibroblasts and osteoarthritis of the glenohumeral joint. Dr. Shin is a fellow with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons as well as a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the Southern California Society for Surgery of the Hand. He earned his medical degree at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, R.I., and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Hospital for Joint Disease in New York City. He also completed the Stanford combined hand and upper limb fellowship program in Stanford, Calif.

Bruce Steinberg, MD (Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute, Jacksonville, Fla.).
Dr. Steinberg is a team physician for the Jacksonville Jaguars and has performed more than 10,000 successful surgeries during his career. He performs endoscopy for carpal tunnel syndrome and treats Dupuytren's Disease. He also performs surgery on the elbow, shoulder and wrist. In addition to his practice, Dr. Steinberg engages in biomechanical research with an interest in compartment syndrome. He holds six patents and has published in several professional journals, including The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Dr. Steinberg earned his medical degree at Harvard Medical School in Boston and completed his residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery program. He also completed a fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center.

Robert M. Szabo, MD (Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Service Center, Sacramento, Calif.).
Dr. Szabo is a professor and chief of hand and upper extremity service at UC Davis Health System. His professional interests include treatment for nerve compression lesions, nerve repair and regeneration, wrist injuries and injury prevention. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Szabo has served as associate editor for the Journal of Hand Surgery, Techniques in Hand Surgery and Operative Orthopedics, Hand Section. He has also published several professional articles on topics such as steroid injections for lateral epicondylitis and evidence-based practice for hand surgeons. He is a member of several organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He is also a board member for the American Hand Therapist Foundation. Dr. Szabo earned his medical degree at State University of New York School of Medicine in Buffalo and completed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. He also completed fellowships through the Ilizarov Surgery Fellowship Program in Lecco, Italy, and at the University of California in San Diego.

Steven M. Topper, MD (Colorado Hand Center, Colorado Springs, Colo.).
Dr. Topper is the founder of the Colorado Hand Center in Colorado Springs. He is also on the editorial boards for Orthopaedic Knowledge Online and the journal Hand, and is a reviewer for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. He serves as a hand surgery consultant to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs and is a founding member of the Rocky Mountain Shoulder and Elbow Society. During his career, Dr. Topper has served as the chief of hand surgery, orthopedic surgery residency program director, hand surgery fellowship co-director and congenital hand surgery consultant to the Portland Shriner's Hospital at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland. He is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Association of Hand Surgery and the International Societies for Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Topper earned his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences School of Medicine at the National Institute for Health in Washington, D.C., and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio. His additional training includes a fellowship in hand and reconstructive microsurgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and a Japanese-American traveling fellowship through the American Orthopaedic Association.

Randy W. Viola, MD (The Steadman Clinic, Vail, Colo.).
Dr. Viola is a hand, wrist and elbow surgeon at The Steadman Clinic. He has a professional interest in treating trauma, arthroscopy and sports-related disorders. His current research interests include distal radius fractures and disorders of the radioulnar joint. In addition to his practice, Dr. Viola serves as a medical consultant to the U.S. Ski Team, Colorado Rockies and Denver Broncos. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a member of several other professional organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Viola earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle. He also completed a sports medicine fellowship at The Steadman Clinic and a hand and microsurgery fellowship at the Indiana Hand and Shoulder Center in Indianapolis.

Jeffrey L. Visotsky, MD (Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, Morton Grove, Ill.).
Dr. Visotsky is a hand surgeon at the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute in Morton Grove, Ill., with a professional interest in treating upper extremity trauma, carpal tunnel syndrome, upper extremity arthritis and workers compensation patients. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Visotsky serves as an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Northwestern University and an instructor in the department of physician assistants at Finch University of Health Sciences, both in Chicago. Dr. Visotsky also serves as a special consultant to the division of specialized care for children at the University of Illinois in Chicago and the chief of the medical advisory board of the Lincoln Park Zoo. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Visotsky earned his medical degree from Northwestern University in Chicago and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at several hospitals in Chicago. He also completed a fellowship in hand and upper extremity microsurgery at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Andrew J. Weiland, MD (Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City). Dr. Weiland has served as the president of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Orthopaedic Association. He has also served as treasurer of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Weiland has a professional interest in Dupuytren's contractures, carpal tunnel surgery and upper extremity joint replacement. He also performs surgery for arthritis of the hand using free vascularized bone grafts. During his career, Dr. Weiland has published several articles in professional journals, including the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and the Journal of Hand Surgery. His current research includes volar plate removal after distal radius fractures and an evaluation of the clinical and economic outcomes of total joint replacement. Dr. Weiland earned his medical degree at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He also completed a fellowship in internal fixation of fractures in Switzerland and a hand fellowship in Louisville, Ky.

Scott Wolfe, MD (Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City). Dr. Wolfe is the chief of the hand and upper extremity service and director of the hand surgical fellowship teaching program at the Hospital for Special Surgery as well as professor of orthopedic surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, both in New York City. He has a professional interest in wrist fractures, percutaneous fixation of scaphoid fractures, Brachial Plexus reconstruction and carpal tunnel syndrome. Before he began practicing at the Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Wolfe was the director of the hand and upper extremity section at Yale University in New Haven, Conn., for ten years. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Wolfe conducts research and has published several articles in professional journals, such as the Journal of Hand Surgery. His current research includes trials for the removal of volar plates after distal radius fractures and a pilot study for treating carpometacarpal osteoarthritis. Dr. Wolfe earned his medical degree at Cornell University Medical College in New York City and completed his residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery. He also completed fellowships at the New York Orthopaedic Hospital and Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City.

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