Education & Academic Affairs

Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship

Duration: 1 year (August 1 - July 31)
Stipend: $83,892 (2016/17) per annum/benefits (subsidized housing also available)
Location: Hospital for Special Surgery; St. Luke's-Roosevelt
Hospital Center; NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College

Goals and Characteristics
The HSS hand fellowship was reviewed by the ACGME in 2005 and received a full five year accreditation with commendation. Our fellowship is unique in its in-depth representation of subspecialty interests amongst the seven hand surgical faculty, including sports and traumatic injuries of the entire upper extremity, cerebral palsy, elbow reconstruction, brachial plexus surgery, limb-sparing tumor procedures, microsurgery and arthroscopy. The fellowship boasts a wide depth and breadth of hand surgery experience, with a rich didactic and clinical program. Each fellow completes a one-week intensive course in microsurgical skills at the outset of the fellowship. Office participation in both private and clinic settings is mandated; surgical volume is outstanding. Fellows assume an integral role in teaching residents and medical students, and direct a cadaveric upper extremity teaching session weekly. Fellows have sufficient time to pursue independent learning, and have protected time and resources to complete and present a research project at the conclusion of the year. A broad network of national and international contacts among the Attending staff has facilitated post-graduate “mini-fellowships” in areas such as congenital hand and microsurgery.


Application Information 
Application submission deadline: December 1, 2016
Interview date: January 27, 2017

Application Form (supplied by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand). In addition to this application, HSS requires your medical school transcript and dean's letter.

Applicants can send their forms to:
Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
Attention: Carol Esquivel