The Hand Surgery Fellowship at Indiana University School of Medicine is a challenging and multidisciplinary program that covers the full breadth and depth of the specialty. Fellows gain a unique expertise in the full scope of hand surgery and cultivate lifelong mentors, colleagues, and friends.
The Hand Surgery Fellowship program has two positions available to board-eligible plastic and orthopaedic surgeons who desire additional training in the evaluation and surgical management of upper extremity issues. The one-year training program from August 1 through July 31 each year offers:
- A truly integrated program with immersion in both plastic surgery-based and orthopaedic surgery-based hand services, with additional opportunities for exposure to elbow and shoulder procedures, as desired
- A busy clinical practice treating patients with a range of common and complex conditions, including traumatic injuries, arthritis, tendonitis, brachial plexus injuries, nerve compression, congenital conditions, vascular problems, amputation management and tumors of the upper extremity
- A rotation schedule representing the full cycle of care—from the clinic, to the OR, to postoperative rehabilitation
- Exposure to a range of clinical care settings—from adult and pediatric hospitals to outpatient clinics and ambulatory surgery centers, where the fellow will gain additional exposure and expertise in complicated upper extremity pathology
- Opportunities to train in our microsurgery facilities, and learn from experts in peripheral nerve surgery