Dr. Fox is an Associate Professor of Surgery and has been the Director of the Hand, Nerve and Microsurgery Fellowship Program since 2019. Her clinical interests include peripheral nerve surgery—carpal tunnel, other nerve compression, repair of nerve injury, complex nerve reconstruction and resection of nerve tumors; hand surgery—removal of tumors, treatment of Dupuytren’s disease or other contractures, post-traumatic hand reconstruction (to improve function after injury from amputation, burn, crush, etc.) and flap surgeries; and tetraplegia surgery—including nerve and tendon surgery to restore function in patients with paralysis of the hands and arms due to cervical spinal cord injury.
After receiving his medical degree from the Washington University School of Medicine, Dr. Pet completed his residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals in Seattle. Subsequently, he pursued a fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at the Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore. He is interested in all types of hand and wrist surgery including fractures of the fingers, wrist, and forearm, tendon/ligament injuries, nerve and vascular injuries, and arthritic/degenerative conditions. Dr. Pet also performs free tissue transfer and other complex microsurgical reconstructive procedures such as toe transfer and vascularized bone transfer. Outside of upper extremity care, Dr. Pet is a member of our center’s cutaneous oncology multidisciplinary team, and treats patients in need of reconstruction after removal of cutaneous and musculoskeletal cancers such as sarcoma, melanoma, and basal or squamous cell carcinoma.
In 2013, Dr. Susan Makinnon was presented with the Jacobson Innovation Award by the American College of Surgeons and was listed in Best Doctors in American (Best Doctors, Inc.). Dr. Mackinnon specializes in nerve transplantation, peripheral nerve surgery, and plastic and reconstructive surgery. Her areas of clinical interest include peripheral nerve surgery in hand/upper extremity and lower extremity, carpal tunnel syndrome, tarsal tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, brachial plexus, cumulative trauma disorder, nerve transplant, nerve compression, facial palsy, and hand and upper extremity disorders and injuries.
Dr. Thomas Tung is a Professor of Surgery and since 2005, has repeatedly been named one of the Best Doctors in America (Best Doctors, Inc.). He specializes in oncologic and traumatic plastic and reconstructive surgery. His areas of clinical interest include breast reconstruction, major brachial plexus and peripheral nerve surgery (adults and children), nerve transplantation, breast surgery, microsurgery, hand surgery and cosmetic surgery.
Dr. John Felder joined the division faculty as Assistant Professor of Surgery in 2016 after completing Washington University’s Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship Program and Peripheral Nerve Fellowship Program. Before his fellowship, he completed the Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Felder’s primary interest is in adult and child traumatic reconstruction of the extremities, having himself been treated for severe injuries by a plastic surgeon as a teen. This includes bony and soft tissue reconstruction of the hand, wrist and forearm, as well as peripheral nerve surgery and microsurgery. Other clinical interests include facial trauma, oncologic reconstruction and chronic pain syndromes including migraine headache treatment and thoracic outlet syndrome.