- Hand and nerve surgery
- Chest reconstruction
- Wound coverage
Common conditions treated
- Cervical spinal cord injury
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Trigger finger
- DeQuervain’s tendonitis
- Skin cancer
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Subspecialty Certification in Hand Surgery
University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, N.Y., 1999
2002 Plastic Surgery Residency, University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.Y.
2004 Peripheral Nerve Research Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo.
2007 Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo.
- American Association for Plastic Surgery
- American Spinal Injury Association
- American Association for Hand Surgery
- American Society for Surgery of the Hand
- American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
- Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- American Society for Peripheral Nerve
Awards and Honors
- 2019 Member of the American Association for Plastic Surgery
- 2017 The Paul M. Weeks, MD Resident Education Award, Division of Plastic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo.
- 2005-2020 Best Doctors in America list for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Best Doctors, Inc.) and “Best Doctors in St. Louis Magazine” List Member
- 2005 Dr. Joseph M. Serletti Resident Award for Excellence in Academic Plastic Surgery, University of Rochester Division of Plastic Surgery, Rochester, N.Y.
- 2005 First Prize for Best Resident Paper Presentation, American Society for Peripheral Nerve Annual Meeting, Puerto Rico
- 2004 First Prize for Best Research Paper Presentation, Washington University Division of Plastic Surgery Resident Research Day, Saint Louis, Mo.
- 2004 J.K. Hardesty, MD Best Poster Award (Co-Author), Plastic Surgery Research Council 58th Annual Meeting, Santa Monica, Calif.
- 2003 First Prize for Best Resident Paper Presentation, American College of Surgeons Missouri Chapter Annual Meeting, Lake of the Ozarks, Mo.
- Restoring upper extremity function in the setting of spinal cord injury
Currently conducting research to study the outcomes after nerve transfer, tendon transfer or no surgery in the setting of cervical spinal cord injury with funding from grant entitled: “Supporting Patient Decisions About Upper-Extremity Surgery in Cervical Spinal Cord Injury,” Department of Defense Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), Fiscal Year 2016 Spinal Cord Injury Research Program (SCIRP) Investigator-Initiated Research Award. SC160046 : W81X