Kelly Currie, MD

Associate Director, Plastic Surgery Residency Program

Expertise


Specialty Areas


  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Limb Salvage Surgery
  • General Reconstructive Surgery

Common Procedures


  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cubital Tunnel Release
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Hand & Wrist Fracture Treatment
  • Hand & Wrist Ligament Repair
  • Nerve Repair
  • Tendon Repair
  • Hand & Wrist Joint Fusion/Replacement
  • Hand & Wrist Contracture Release
  • Amputations
  • Skin Grafting
  • Wound Reconstruction with Flaps

Common Diagnoses Treated


  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Trigger Finger
  • Hand & Wrist Fractures
  • Hand & Wrist Ligament Injuries
  • Upper Extremity Nerve Injuries
  • Upper Extremity Tendon Injuries
  • Hand & Wrist Arthritis
  • Hand & Wrist Contractures (Including Dupuytren’s)
  • Wounds (any body location) requiring reconstruction

Education

Board Certifications


American Board of Surgery

American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Degrees


Medical School: University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY 2008

Residency


2008-2013 General Surgery Residency, Mary Imogene Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, NY

2013-2016 Plastic Surgery Residency, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO

Fellowship


2016-2017 Hand & Microsurgery Fellowship, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL

Professional Memberships


American Society for Surgery of the Hand

American Association for Hand Surgery

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery

Awards and Honors


Gold Humanism Honor Society

E. Donnall Thomas Scholar

Graduated with Research Honors, University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Research

Areas of Research Interest


Outcomes Research

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Medicine

Publications


Currie KB, Neumeister E, Neumeister M. (2020). Chapter 31: The Bulky Flap. In Michael S (eds.), Problems in Hand Surgery Solutions to Recover Function (pp. 136–138). Thieme Medical Publishers. (Book chapter)

Currie KB, Sauerbier M, Russell R, Neumeister M. (2020). Chapter 33: Dorsal Hand Defect. In Sauerbier M (eds.), Problems in Hand Surgery Solutions to Recover Function (pp. 145-147). Thieme Medical Publishers. (Book chapter)

Currie KB, Ross P, Collister P, Gurunluoglu R. Analysis of Scalp and Forehead Injuries in a Level I Trauma Center. J Craniofac Surg. 2017;28(5):1350-1353.

Currie KB, Gurunluoglu R. Discussion: Vasospasm of the flap pedicle – The effects of 11 most often used vasodilating drugs – Comparative study in a rat model. Plastic and
Reconstructive Surgery
. 2014;134(4):585e-587e.

Currie KB, Lancey R. A predictive model for readmission within 30 days
after coronary artery bypass grafting. J Am Coll Surg. 2011;213(3):S107.

Berenson C, Sales KB, Huang J, Reinhold VN, Garlipp MA, Yohe HC. Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzaebinding gangliosides of human respiratory (HEp-2) cells have a requisite lacto/neolacto core structure. FEMS Immunology & Medical Microbiology. 2005;43(2):171–182.

Locations

Hospital Affiliations


Christian Hospital

Alton Memorial Hospital

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Patients Seen At


Christian Hospital
1131 Dunn Rd
Medical Office Building 1, Suite 202N
St. Louis, MO 63136

Alton Memorial Hospital
2 Memorial Drive
Medical Office Building A, Suite 101
Alton, IL 62002

Contact

To request an appointment with Dr. Currie, please call (314) 362-7388.

For My Patients

Patient Resources


American Society for Surgery of the Hand website: www.assh.org/handcare

American Society of Plastic Surgeons website: www.plasticsurgery.org