Hand Surgery Fellowship


The goal of the ACGME accredited Institute for Plastic Surgery Hand Surgery Fellowship is to prepare individuals for a successful career in academic hand surgery. The fellowship provides in-depth and comprehensive training in all areas of pediatric and adult hand and wrist surgery.


The fellow is supported by three Institute for Plastic Surgery hand fellowship (hand certified?) plastic surgeons, including Drs. Michael W. Neumeister, and Nada Berry and one clinical faculty member Dr. Robert Russell. They also work closely with our Hand Therapy Center, comprised of four certified hand therapists.

Clinical Exposure

The diversity of faculty allows the hand surgery fellow to be exposed to an array of complex hand and wrist problems over the course of the fellowship, including:

Application Deadline for 2015-16 Hand Fellowship - January 31, 2014

Hand Fellow

Justyn Lutfy, MD

Hometown:   Montreal, Qc (Canada)

Medical School: McGill University

Residency: Plastic Surgery, University of Ottawa

What brought you to SIU? Internationally recognized attendings involved in a program with an excellent attending/fellow ratio. I have the ability to tailor my clinical duties and surgeries to meet my learning objectives, state of the art simulation center with access to cadaveric lab, strong support to pursue my research interests, and exposure to acute and chronic pathologies relating to the hand and wrist. One of the few centers in the country with a hand transplant program. One of the most wecloming and collegial work environments I've been in.

Area of interest:  Hand, wrist and peripheral nerve. Microsurgery, hand transplantation and myoelectric prosthetics.

Research:  Minimal invasive surgery and treatments for hand pathologies. Medical education.

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