Norma Murphy Arras, MA, OTR/L, CHT
Assistant Professor
Institute for Plastic Surgery
Director, Hand Therapy Center



Norma Arras is an occupational therapist and Director of the Hand Therapy Center at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy from Washington University in St. Louis. Upon graduation, she worked briefly for Alton State Hospital as an activity therapist. For most of the the next 18 years, Ms. Arras worked for Memorial Medical Center as Director of Occupational Therapy. Ms. Arras joined SIU in 1989 as Director of the Hand Therapy Center. In 1980, Ms. Arras earned her Master of Arts Degree in Health Service Administration from Sangamon State University in Springfield.

Ms. Arras is a certified hand therapist. She is a Charter Member of the American Society of Hand Therapists.
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