About the Program

Our program is designed to provide a broad experience in hand and upper extremity surgery, including trauma, posttraumatic reconstruction, arthritis, congenital, brachial plexus, and microsurgery. The Fellow is an integral member of a very active clinical service involving surgery, outpatient evaluations, and emergency care. The service is well supported including a full clinical staff and a large ambulatory surgery center. The fellow may choose, according to his/her desires and goals, whether or not to be involved in a broad spectrum of elbow and shoulder reconstructive surgery that our service also regularly provides. The fellow is encouraged to engage in research, with the help of our dedicated research assistant, in either a clinical or laboratory investigation. A dedicated one-week course in microsurgery is provided. Candidates must be board-eligible in orthopedic or plastic surgery. Upon completion of the program, the surgeon will have achieved a sound knowledge base and competent surgical skills to pursue a comprehensive hand and upper extremity surgery practice.


University of Iowa Hand Surgery Fellowship Facts

  • The department has had a hand surgery fellowship training since 1981
  • Four dedicated Orthopedic hand and upper extremity surgeons
  • The Hand and Upper Extremity service has a collaboration with the Plastic Surgery Department
  • All fellows will attend a one-week microsurgery course
  • Fellows are supported to attend the annual ASSH meeting
  • Opportunity for an overseas missionary trip

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