The Hand Surgery Fellowship prepares a Board-eligible orthopaedic or plastic surgeon for a career in hand, upper extremity, and microvascular surgery. The fellowship is a one-year academically based program comprised of faculty from both the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Plastic Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. There are 2 fellowship positions available each year.
The fellow will be exposed to a breadth of disorders of the hand, ranging from treatment of congenital and developmental anomalies to reconstructive surgery for traumatic and arthritic conditions. An emphasis on reconstructive microsurgery is stressed, including microneural and free-tissue transfers. The fellows will also have an opportunity to participate in the Department of Plastic Surgery’s yearly medical mission to Columbia, South America where they will perform congenital hand deformity surgeries.
While working in conjunction with residents and staff, the fellow will participate in weekly hand conferences related to clinical problems and basic science, as well as journal club. The fellow will be required to complete a research paper of publishable quality in basic and/or clinical research.
This fellowship is ACGME accredited.