This fellowship is structured to provide advanced training in reconstructive hand surgery. The principal hand faculty includes surgeons with orthopaedic backgrounds as well as surgeons with plastic surgery background. There is extensive experience in post-traumatic, rheumatoid, and congenital reconstructive procedures. Surgery is performed daily with an aggregate of 2,000 cases per year. Exposure to the management of acute hand trauma, including replantation, is provided through emergency coverage of Hartford Hospital and the Connecticut Children's Medical Center. Fellows supervise the weekly Hartford Hospital Hand Clinic and are responsible for all surgical procedures scheduled in this setting. There is a daily surgical conference and weekly formal conference as well as a bi-weekly journal club. Ample time is provided for research activities. The fellowship generates several publications per year.
This fellowship participates in the combined musculoskeletal match program and is ACGME accredited.
For more information and application details, www.uchc.edu/md/hand/