Orthopedic surgeon to know: Dr. A. Lee Osterman of The Philadelphia Hand Center

Written by Anuja Vaidya | May 20, 2016 | Print  |

A. Lee Osterman, MD, is the president of The Philadelphia Hand Center as well as the director of the hand fellowship program, co-hosted by The Philadelphia Hand Center and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He is also a professor of hand and orthopedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University.

Dr. Osterman is a past president of the American Association for Hand Surgery, and he is the current chairman of the Hand Fellowship Directors for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.


Dr. Osterman focuses on the hand, wrist, arm and elbow as well as some shoulder conditions. He edited "Rehabilitation of the Hand," just released in its 6th edition, as well as "Fractures and Injuries of the Distal Radius and Carpus: The Cutting Edge." He has won numerous awards over the course of his career, including the DeForrest Willard Seal Prize and the Lanier Kappa Delta Award.


Dr. Osterman has also authored or co-authored over 300 articles and publications. His research interests include scapholunate injury reconstruction, ligament stabilization, wrist fusion and allograft nerve regeneration. He has patented several devices, including plates for elbow fractures.


Dr. Osterman earned his medical degree, completed his residency and his hand fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He has also completed a microvascular fellowship at Duke University in Durham, N.C.


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