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Education Institute

Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship

Edward A. Athanasian, MD
Michelle G. Carlson, MD
Aaron Daluiski, MD
Duretti Fufa, MD
Robert N. Hotchkiss, MD
Lana Kang, MD
Steve K. Lee, MD
Daniel A. Osei, MD, MSc
Samir K. Trehan, MD
Andrew J. Weiland, MD
Scott W. Wolfe, MD

Duration: 1 year (August 1 - July 31)
ACGME Accredited
Fellowship Positions: 4
Stipend: $94,151.32 per annum/benefits (subsidized housing also available)
Location: Hospital for Special Surgery; NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College

The primary goal of the Hand Fellowship Program is to expose and train fellows in a wide range of treatments from the most complex peripheral nerve dysfunction to the more common sports-related injuries to the hand. The Hand and Upper Extremity Service offers a strong educational program, with a commitment to exposing our trainees to the unique breadth and depth of hand surgery through didactic education, clinical instruction, and surgical exposure. 

A fellow works closely with our attending surgeons and residents, assisting in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of a multitude of conditions affecting the hand and upper extremity. These conditions include trigger finger, carpal tunnel syndrome, complex rheumatoid arthritis, tumors or the upper extremity, complicated pediatric disorders, cerebral palsy, neuromuscular disorders and brachial plexus injuries. 
Four three-month rotations, designed to broaden a fellow’s base of knowledge across all elements of hand and upper extremity, make up the fellowship year. During each rotation, fellows are exposed to a variety of upper extremity conditions in a one-on-one mentorship environment where a fellow is exposed to a range of methods, techniques, approaches and management of multiple issues. Time is divided equally between the office and operating room with additional time allocated for research.

During each rotation the fellow will analyze that area’s literature and synthesize learning into everyday practice, conceptualize difficult problems, and assess care options. Fellows will cultivate skills of patient evaluation and management, learn to assess hand and upper extremity disorders, develop a rational approach for care, and organize and execute treatment for a diverse array of clinical problems. 

In order to apply to our program, please visit assh.org.

For more information regarding the Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship program, please contact Karen Lynch, lynchk@hss.edu.