Thank you for your interest in the Hand, Nerve and Microsurgery Fellowship of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Washington University in Saint Louis. The faculty has designed a training program with broad clinical experience, research endeavors, and educational activities including a weekly anatomy lab and didactic presentations. The program is continuously evaluated and updated to provide cutting-edge training that prepares fellows to develop and refine their surgical expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of hand-related problems.

The Hand, Nerve and Microsurgery Fellowship provides exposure to the full spectrum of hand and upper extremity surgery. The fellows gain experience in general, basic hand surgery and have advanced training in microsurgery, wrist surgery, peripheral nerve, and brachial plexus reconstruction. The fellowship is ideal for those individuals seeking certification in hand surgery and exposure to advanced surgical procedures for upper extremity reconstruction.

The faculty are closely involved in the training of our fellows. However, the fellows have the opportunity to gain confidence and independence throughout their year at Washington University. They participate not only as trainees, but also as teachers – working closely with the plastic surgery residents and medical students.

The Washington University medical campus includes three connecting facilities: Barnes-Jewish Hospital (BJH), Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM) and St. Louis Children’s Hospital (SLCH). The fellowship encompasses operative cases and outpatient clinics at all three facilities. U.S. News and World Report has consistently included BJH on its Honor Roll among the nation’s top hospitals. BJH is a state-of-the-art medical facility with operating rooms running at capacity every day. Outpatient clinics and ambulatory procedures are conducted at the CAM. Pediatric hand and microsurgery are conducted at SLCH. The fellowship program is associated with Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The school of medicine is one of the leading medical teaching, research and patient care institutions in the country.

There is a strong history of hand surgery at Washington University and we are excited for the opportunity to train our next generation of leaders in hand and upper extremity surgery.

Ida Fox, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Program Director, Hand Fellowship
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery