Dr. Duretti Fufa is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hand surgery with additional expertise in reconstruction and microsurgery. She earned her undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard University before completing her orthopaedic surgery residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Fufa completed fellowship training in hand and upper extremity surgery at Washington University in St. Louis. Her subspecialty training continued with a plastic surgery fellowship in trauma and microsurgery at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan.
With unique training in both orthopaedic and plastic surgery, Dr. Fufa’s interests range from fractures and common hand and wrist problems to complex wound coverage, limb salvage and post-trauma functional enhancement. Aside from these clinical and research interests, Dr. Fufa is interested in global medicine and has traveled to Germany, China, India, and Ethiopia on medical exchanges. She also volunteers with the organization Health Volunteers Overseas.
Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Hand and wrist surgery
Upper limb trauma
Complex reconstruction of the upper and lower limb
Functional and cosmetic surgery after trauma, replantation, burns
2013 AO Trauma International Fellowship
2012 Overseas Chinese Affairs Council, Elite Scholarship
2012 Mayo Clinic-Chang Gung University Symposium in Reconstructive Surgery, Best Resident/Fellow Presentation award
2011 New York Society for Surgery of the Hand, Resident/Fellow research award
2011 J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society Scholarship
2009 American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand-Health Volunteers Overseas, Young Surgeon Traveling Fellowship
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
AO North America
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Blue Cross PPO
Blue Cross Pathway
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United Healthcare Compass
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M.D., Harvard University, Boston, MA/USA, 2006
New York Presbyterian/Weill-Cornell, New York, NY/USA 2006-2007
Hospital for Special Surgery, 2006-2011
Hand and upper extremity surgery, Washington University, St. Louis, MO/USA 2011-2012
Trauma and microsurgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei/Taiwan, 2012-2013
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Fufa DT, Calfee RP, Wall L, Zeng W, Goldfarb CA. Digit replantation: success of two U.S. level-I academic trauma centers. J Bone and Joint Surg Am, 2013, 4;95(23):2127-34
Fufa DT, Chuang SS, Yang JY. Prevention and Surgical Management of Post Burn Contractures of the Hand. Curr Rev Muscoloskelet Med. 2013 Nov 28 (epub ahead of print)
Fufa DT, Carlson MG, Calfee RP, Sriram N, Gelberman RH, Weiland AJ. Mid-term results following ulna shortening osteotomy. HSS J, accepted for publication
Fufa DT, Goldfarb CA. Sports wrist injuries. Curr Rev Muscoloskelet Med. 2013 Mar;6(1):35-40
Wessel L, Fufa D, Boyer M, Calfee R. Epidemiology of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome In Patients with Single Versus Multiple Trigger Digits. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Jan;38(1):49-55
Fufa D, Osei D, Calfee R, Silva M, Thomopoulos S, Gelberman R. The effect of core and epitendinous suture modifications on repair of intrasynovial flexor tendons in an in-vivo canine model. J Hand Surg Am. 2012 Dec;37(12):2526-31
Fufa DT, Goldfarb CA. Fractures of the thumb and finger metacarpals in athletes. Hand Clin. 2012 Aug;28(3):379-88
Egidy C, Fufa D, Kendoff D, Daluiski A. Hinged external fixator placement at the elbow - navigated versus conventional technique. Computer Aided Surgery. 2012;17(6):294-9
Amirtharajah M, Fufa D, Lightdale N, Weiland A. Clinical, radiographic and patient-reported results of surface replacing proximal interphalangeal joint arthroplasty of the hand. Iowa Orthopaedic Journal. 2011; 31:140-4.
Jacobson M, Fufa D, Abreu EL, Kevy S, Murray MM. Platelets, but not erythrocytes, significantly affect cytokine release and scaffold contraction in a provisional scaffold model. Wound Repair and Regeneration 2008 May-Jun; 16(3): 370-8
Fufa D, Shealy B, Jacobson M, Kevy S, Murray MM. Activation of platelet-rich plasma using soluble type I collagen. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2008 Apr; 66(4): 684-90
For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.
Fufa D, Raphael B, Weiland A. Wrist Injuries in Baseball Players. In: Sports Medicine of Baseball. Edited by Dines J, Atlchek D. Andrews J, et al. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2012
2013 Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, Mini-Symposium: Orthopaedic surgeons taking ownership of extremity trauma: Soft tissue Coverage
2013 American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, Instructional Course Lecture: Coverage of lower extremity traumatic wounds by upper extremity surgeons: Yes, you can!
2012 AO Hand and Wrist Course, Lecturer, Surgical Treatment of Metacarpal Fractures: Techniques and Indications
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Sports hand and wrist injuries
Revascularization of free flaps for lower limb reconstruction