Clinical Interest for Patients
I enjoy the diversity of hand surgery, managing conditions from the elbow to the fingertips. I have particular interests in brachial plexus and peripheral nerve repair and reconstruction, targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR), compression neuropathies, tendon injuries, Dupuytren’s contracture, and hand & wrist injuries. I have an extensive background caring for athletes at all levels, including youth and college teams, professional athletes, athletes at two Olympic Games and the weekend warrior.
Each patient and his or her condition is unique and I strive to ensure that the evaluation and treatment process is both engaging and educational for patients and their families. I am fortunate to be able to collaborate with colleagues from many disciplines - including orthopaedic surgery, plastic surgery, neurosurgery, neurology, oncology, pain management, hand / occupational / physical therapy - to provide the most comprehensive care possible for our patients.
- Hand Surgery ( 2005 , 2013 )
- Orthopedics ( 2003 , 2013 )
Conditions & Treatments
Bones, Joints and Muscles
Arthritis, Bone Infections, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Fractures, Sprains and Strains
Brain and Nervous System
Peripheral Nerve Repair, Trauma / Nerve Injuries
Amputation, Arm and hand injuries and disorders, Fracture nonunions, Hand, Limb Salvage, Nerve surgery, Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR) for chronic pain, Thoracic Outlet Decompression, TOS – Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Wrist fractures
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and three daughters – pursuing activities such as golf, tennis, biking, sailing and skiing. I am excited to go to work each day as a rest from keeping up with my family!
Since 2014 I have served as the team leader for Touching Hands (American Society for Surgery of the Hand) in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, coordinating outreach trips to the Ruth Paz Hospital twice each year. Also, I have been fortunate to have been a site physician for two Olympic Games: Athens, 2004 (Men's Basketball) and Vancouver, 2010 (Men's Ice Hockey).
MD, Dartmouth Medical School (1995)
BA, Dartmouth College (NH) (1990)
Emory University School of Medicine Program (2000)
Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children's Hospital (2001)
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Member, FAAOS
American Association for Hand Surgery, Member
American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Member
Research Interests for Patients
My research interests reflect the challenges of his diverse specialty. I have been involved in developing advanced programs for training our next generation of leaders in orthopaedic and hand surgery and I am interested in research related to this educational process. I have experience and ongoing interests in clinical and basic scientific research in nerve repair and regeneration, tendon repair and reconstruction, wrist injuries, compartment syndrome and upper extremity anatomy.