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Hand Surgery Fellowship

Overview of the Hand Surgery Fellowship Program

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Hand Surgery Fellowship is a one-year ACGME-accredited program. 

Our mission is to provide a year-long comprehensive training program and a life-long mentorship to help the fellow enter into independent practice with a focus on hand and upper extremity surgery.

The fellow is expected to successfully complete the examination leading to a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery and become an active member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

Hand surgery faculty led by Michael Bednar, MD is comprised by  internationally recognized experts in the field representing the disciplines of orthopaedic and plastic surgery.

Hand surgery faculty also include:

The program is designed to provide exposure to hand patients of all ages at three different sites - Loyola University Medical Center Level 1 Trauma Center, Shriners Hospital, Chicago Unit, and Hines VA Hospital

Loyola and Hines share a campus; Shriners Hospital is located 6 miles away.  The fellow is supervised by Loyola faculty at all sites. 

The fellow is exposed to management of complex upper limb trauma and replantation surgery in addition to reconstructive surgery and peripheral nerve repair at LUMC.

At the Shriners Hospital, the fellow will provide care of complex pediatric patients, with Michael Bednar, MD and Felicity Fishman, MD. 

Additional rotations with the Loyola faculty at the Hines VA Hospital will provide experience in reconstructive hand and wrist surgery.

The fellow will be encouraged to contribute to the advancement of hand surgery through clinical or laboratory research at the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Institute – a fully equipped laboratory housed at the Hines VA Hospital.

 

Training Sites

Loyola University Medical CenterLoyola University Medical Center
 

The program is designed to provide exposure to hand patients of all ages at three different sites - Loyola University Medical Center Level 1 Trauma Center, Shriners Hospital, and Hines VA Hospital.  The Fellows is supervised by Loyola faculty at all sites.

At Loyola, The fellow is exposed to management of complex upper limb trauma and replantation surgery in addition to reconstructive surgery and peripheral nerve repair.


Hines VA Administration Hospital

Hines Veterans Administration Hospital

At the Hines VA Hospital, additional rotations with the Loyola faculty will provide experience in reconstructive hand and wrist surgery.

 

Shriners Hospital

At the Shriners Hospital, the fellow will provide care of complex pediatric patients, with Michael Bednar, MD and Felicity Fishman, MD. Shriners is located 6 miles away from Loyola.

Shriners Hospital