The Minnesota Hand Surgery Fellowship program provides fellows with a broad spectrum of hand surgery experience. Fellows will manage complex hand trauma including microvascular work at two Level 1 trauma centers, challenging congenital hand differences at Gillette Children’s hospital, and common elective hand procedures at our outpatient clinic and ambulatory surgery centers. The fellowship provides funding and administrative help for fellows to complete a clinical research or quality improvement project. On-call responsibility is six nights per month. Completion of an approved residency in orthopedic, plastic or general surgery is required for acceptance. This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Fellows enter the program through the National Resident match program.
Residency training sites
The Hand Surgery Fellowship presents a broad range of clinical material, emphasizing the management of complex reconstruction in a variety of clinical settings. Fellows work at two Level 1 trauma centers, a dedicated pediatric hospital and outpatient clinics. This program is affiliated with the University of Minnesota and uses the physical facilities of Fairview-University Hospital, Regions Hospital, Gillette Children’s Hospital and Hennepin County Medical Center.
- Regions Hospital (Level I Trauma Center) – Acute and subacute trauma, elective outpatient surgery, pediatric cases, night call and didactics
- M Health, Fairview – Acute and chronic hand conditions and didactics
- Hennepin Healthcare – Acute and subacute trauma, including elbow and shoulder trauma
- TRIA Orthopaedic Center – Elective outpatient surgery
- Gillette Children’s Hospital – Pediatric cases
Residency Training Faculty
Attending staff includes board-certified orthopedic and plastic surgeons. Fellows work with orthopedic and plastic surgery residents. They also participate in weekly conferences, including a mix of case discussions and topical lectures.