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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

Kim Bjorklund, MD

Where are you from? Winnipeg (Canada)

Medical School/Residency: University of Manitoba (Canada)

Area of interest: Pediatric hand surgery

Why SIU: Incredible opportunity for hand and microsurgery training, as well as
for medical education and research, all with an exceptional team of people!