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.
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:
- Reconstruction of the hand, wrist, forearm
- Upper extremity transplantation
- Acute and non-acute trauma, including hand, wrist, brachial plexus, replantation
- Arthroscopy of the hand and wrist
- Congenital hand and upper extremity, pediatric brachial plexus, cerebral palsy
- Arthroplasty in the hand and wrist Research Interests of the Faculty
- Flap prefabrication
- Hand trauma outcomes
- Microsurgical training
- Nerve Regeneration
- Skin regeneration
- Surgical Education
- Tissue engineering
- Wound Healing
Application Deadline for 2015-16 Hand Fellowship - January 31, 2014
- Materials Needed for Complete Application:
- Universal Hand Application
- Current CV
- Personal Statement
- USMLE Step 1-3 Scores
- Medical School Transcripts
- Three (3) letters of recommendation
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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