Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis named Ryan Calfee, MD, as director of hand and microsurgery.
Dr. Calfee is an associate professor of orthopedic surgery and medical director of the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital Orthopedic Center, according to a Feb. 25 announcement. He specializes in hand and upper wrist extremity disease, including nerve compression, arthritis and tendon conditions.
Dr. Calfee leads the school's Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System Initiative and uses it in clinical practice and research. He's the deputy editor-in-chief of the Journal of Hand Surgery and is in his third year on the council for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.
"Ryan is a national leader in surgery of the hand, and he has been an exceptional contributor to the department missions in clinical care, education and research," said Regis O'Keefe, MD, PhD, head of the department of orthopedic surgery.
Dr. Calfee succeeds co-directors Martin Boyer, MD, and Charles Goldfarb, MD.