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Thanks to everyone at HSS for
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- Carolyn Wells

Hand and Upper Extremity Service

A team of orthopedic surgeons dedicated to treating hand and upper extremity conditions.

The bones, nerves, joints, and muscles of the hands, wrist, forearm, elbow, and shoulder are critical to nearly every activity of daily living. When injury or disease threatens their viability, overall quality of life is at risk as well. Hospital for Special Surgery’s Hand Service is world-renowned for treating children and adults suffering from all bone and soft-tissue conditions of the hand and upper extremity.

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Meet the Team

Our team of orthopedic surgeons is dedicated to treating conditions of the hand and upper extremity.
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For Patients

At HSS, multiple specialties and resources come together to best serve our patients.
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For Professionals

Learn more about the Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship program.

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Surgeons

Edward A. Athanasian, MD
Edward A. Athanasian, MD
Chief of Hand and Upper Extremity Service
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity
Dr. Athanasian specializes in the treatment of orthopedic trauma and orthopedic hand conditions. He works primarily with upper extremity bone and soft tissue tumors.

Michelle G. Carlson, MD
Michelle G. Carlson, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity
Dr. Carlson specializes in treating sports injuries of the hand and in orthopedic trauma. She is an Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery.

Aaron Daluiski, MD
Aaron Daluiski, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity, Pediatrics
Dr. Daluiski treats carpal tunnel syndrome, fractures of the upper extremity, arthritis of the upper extremity, and elbow pain. He is an Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at HSS.

Duretti Fufa, MD
Duretti Fufa, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity, Trauma
Dr. Fufa is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand surgery with additional expertise in reconstruction and microsurgery.

Robert N. Hotchkiss, MD
Robert N. Hotchkiss, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity
Dr. Hotchkiss specializes in the treatment of elbow injuries, hand and wrist injuries, arthritis, and vascular disorders of the hand. He is the Medical Director of Clinical Research at HSS.

Lana Kang, MD
Lana Kang, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity
Dr. Kang is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand and upper extremity trauma, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, arthritis and endoscopic surgery.

Steve K. Lee, MD
Steve K. Lee, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity
Dr. Lee is a surgeon specializing in the treatment of conditions of the hand, wrist, forearm, and elbow. He is an Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery.

Daniel A. Osei, MD, MSc
Daniel A. Osei, MD, MSc
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity
Dr. Osei is a dedicated clinician who treats a wide range of clinical problems affecting the hands, wrists, forearms, and elbows, from simple to complex.

Samir K. Trehan, MD
Samir K. Trehan, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity, Pediatrics
Dr. Trehan is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand and upper extremity surgery who treats a wide range of upper extremity injuries and conditions in patients of all ages.

Andrew J. Weiland, MD
Andrew J. Weiland, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity
Dr.Weiland is an upper extremity and hand specialist at New York City's Hospital for Special Surgery.

Scott W. Wolfe, MD
Scott W. Wolfe, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity
Dr. Wolfe is Chief Emeritus of the Hand and Upper Extremity Service at HSS and specializes in wrist fractures, scaphoid fractures and reconstruction of the brachial plexus.

Edward A. Athanasian, MD
Edward A. Athanasian, MD
Chief of Hand and Upper Extremity Service
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity
Dr. Athanasian specializes in the treatment of orthopedic trauma and orthopedic hand conditions. He works primarily with upper extremity bone and soft tissue tumors.
Michelle G. Carlson, MD
Michelle G. Carlson, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity
Dr. Carlson specializes in treating sports injuries of the hand and in orthopedic trauma. She is an Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery.
Aaron Daluiski, MD
Aaron Daluiski, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity, Pediatrics
Dr. Daluiski treats carpal tunnel syndrome, fractures of the upper extremity, arthritis of the upper extremity, and elbow pain. He is an Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at HSS.
Duretti Fufa, MD
Duretti Fufa, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity, Trauma
Dr. Fufa is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand surgery with additional expertise in reconstruction and microsurgery.
Robert N. Hotchkiss, MD
Robert N. Hotchkiss, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity
Dr. Hotchkiss specializes in the treatment of elbow injuries, hand and wrist injuries, arthritis, and vascular disorders of the hand. He is the Medical Director of Clinical Research at HSS.
Lana Kang, MD
Lana Kang, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity
Dr. Kang is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand and upper extremity trauma, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, arthritis and endoscopic surgery.
Steve K. Lee, MD
Steve K. Lee, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity
Dr. Lee is a surgeon specializing in the treatment of conditions of the hand, wrist, forearm, and elbow. He is an Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery.
Daniel A. Osei, MD, MSc
Daniel A. Osei, MD, MSc
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity
Dr. Osei is a dedicated clinician who treats a wide range of clinical problems affecting the hands, wrists, forearms, and elbows, from simple to complex.
Samir K. Trehan, MD
Samir K. Trehan, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity, Pediatrics
Dr. Trehan is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand and upper extremity surgery who treats a wide range of upper extremity injuries and conditions in patients of all ages.
Andrew J. Weiland, MD
Andrew J. Weiland, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity
Dr.Weiland is an upper extremity and hand specialist at New York City's Hospital for Special Surgery.
Scott W. Wolfe, MD
Scott W. Wolfe, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity
Dr. Wolfe is Chief Emeritus of the Hand and Upper Extremity Service at HSS and specializes in wrist fractures, scaphoid fractures and reconstruction of the brachial plexus.
Meet the Team icon
Meet the Team
Our team of orthopedic surgeons is dedicated to treating conditions of the hand and upper extremity.

Surgeons

Edward A. Athanasian, MD
Edward A. Athanasian, MD
Chief of Hand and Upper Extremity Service
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity
Dr. Athanasian specializes in the treatment of orthopedic trauma and orthopedic hand conditions. He works primarily with upper extremity bone and soft tissue tumors.

Michelle G. Carlson, MD
Michelle G. Carlson, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity
Dr. Carlson specializes in treating sports injuries of the hand and in orthopedic trauma. She is an Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery.

Aaron Daluiski, MD
Aaron Daluiski, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity, Pediatrics
Dr. Daluiski treats carpal tunnel syndrome, fractures of the upper extremity, arthritis of the upper extremity, and elbow pain. He is an Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at HSS.

Duretti Fufa, MD
Duretti Fufa, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity, Trauma
Dr. Fufa is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand surgery with additional expertise in reconstruction and microsurgery.

Robert N. Hotchkiss, MD
Robert N. Hotchkiss, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity
Dr. Hotchkiss specializes in the treatment of elbow injuries, hand and wrist injuries, arthritis, and vascular disorders of the hand. He is the Medical Director of Clinical Research at HSS.

Lana Kang, MD
Lana Kang, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity
Dr. Kang is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand and upper extremity trauma, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, arthritis and endoscopic surgery.

Steve K. Lee, MD
Steve K. Lee, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity
Dr. Lee is a surgeon specializing in the treatment of conditions of the hand, wrist, forearm, and elbow. He is an Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery.

Daniel A. Osei, MD, MSc
Daniel A. Osei, MD, MSc
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity
Dr. Osei is a dedicated clinician who treats a wide range of clinical problems affecting the hands, wrists, forearms, and elbows, from simple to complex.

Samir K. Trehan, MD
Samir K. Trehan, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity, Pediatrics
Dr. Trehan is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand and upper extremity surgery who treats a wide range of upper extremity injuries and conditions in patients of all ages.

Andrew J. Weiland, MD
Andrew J. Weiland, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity
Dr.Weiland is an upper extremity and hand specialist at New York City's Hospital for Special Surgery.

Scott W. Wolfe, MD
Scott W. Wolfe, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity
Dr. Wolfe is Chief Emeritus of the Hand and Upper Extremity Service at HSS and specializes in wrist fractures, scaphoid fractures and reconstruction of the brachial plexus.

Edward A. Athanasian, MD
Edward A. Athanasian, MD
Chief of Hand and Upper Extremity Service
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity
Dr. Athanasian specializes in the treatment of orthopedic trauma and orthopedic hand conditions. He works primarily with upper extremity bone and soft tissue tumors.
Michelle G. Carlson, MD
Michelle G. Carlson, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity
Dr. Carlson specializes in treating sports injuries of the hand and in orthopedic trauma. She is an Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery.
Aaron Daluiski, MD
Aaron Daluiski, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity, Pediatrics
Dr. Daluiski treats carpal tunnel syndrome, fractures of the upper extremity, arthritis of the upper extremity, and elbow pain. He is an Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at HSS.
Duretti Fufa, MD
Duretti Fufa, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity, Trauma
Dr. Fufa is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand surgery with additional expertise in reconstruction and microsurgery.
Robert N. Hotchkiss, MD
Robert N. Hotchkiss, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity
Dr. Hotchkiss specializes in the treatment of elbow injuries, hand and wrist injuries, arthritis, and vascular disorders of the hand. He is the Medical Director of Clinical Research at HSS.
Lana Kang, MD
Lana Kang, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity
Dr. Kang is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand and upper extremity trauma, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, arthritis and endoscopic surgery.
Steve K. Lee, MD
Steve K. Lee, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity
Dr. Lee is a surgeon specializing in the treatment of conditions of the hand, wrist, forearm, and elbow. He is an Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery.
Daniel A. Osei, MD, MSc
Daniel A. Osei, MD, MSc
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity
Dr. Osei is a dedicated clinician who treats a wide range of clinical problems affecting the hands, wrists, forearms, and elbows, from simple to complex.
Samir K. Trehan, MD
Samir K. Trehan, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity, Pediatrics
Dr. Trehan is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand and upper extremity surgery who treats a wide range of upper extremity injuries and conditions in patients of all ages.
Andrew J. Weiland, MD
Andrew J. Weiland, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity
Dr.Weiland is an upper extremity and hand specialist at New York City's Hospital for Special Surgery.
Scott W. Wolfe, MD
Scott W. Wolfe, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity
Dr. Wolfe is Chief Emeritus of the Hand and Upper Extremity Service at HSS and specializes in wrist fractures, scaphoid fractures and reconstruction of the brachial plexus.

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Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship

The primary goal of the Hand and Upper Extremity 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. Each fellow is involved in one of the busiest outpatient ambulatory surgery operative services at the hospital. 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 including trigger finger, carpal tunnel syndrome, complex rheumatoid arthritis, hand and wrist fractures, complex elbow injuries, non- and malunions, congenital abnormalities, tumors of the upper extremity, complicated pediatric disorders, cerebral palsy, neuromuscular disorders, and brachial plexus injuries.

HSS eAcademy Course Offerings

Graphic: show text Distal Radius Fracture Fixation performed by Scott Wolfe, MD

Graphic: show text Applied Anatomy of the Brachial Plexus: A Cadaveric and Intra-operative Correlation performed by Scott Wolfe, MD and Steve Lee, MD

For Professionals icon
For Professionals
Learn more about the Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship program.

Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship

The primary goal of the Hand and Upper Extremity 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. Each fellow is involved in one of the busiest outpatient ambulatory surgery operative services at the hospital. 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 including trigger finger, carpal tunnel syndrome, complex rheumatoid arthritis, hand and wrist fractures, complex elbow injuries, non- and malunions, congenital abnormalities, tumors of the upper extremity, complicated pediatric disorders, cerebral palsy, neuromuscular disorders, and brachial plexus injuries.

HSS eAcademy Course Offerings

Graphic: show text Distal Radius Fracture Fixation performed by Scott Wolfe, MD

Graphic: show text Applied Anatomy of the Brachial Plexus: A Cadaveric and Intra-operative Correlation performed by Scott Wolfe, MD and Steve Lee, MD

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