Plastic Surgery Hand Fellowship — Message from the Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis. The faculty has worked hard over the years to design a training program with complete, in-depth, didactic presentations and an extensive clinical experience. The program is continuously evaluated and updated to provide cutting-edge training that prepares residents and fellows to be leaders in the specialties of plastic and reconstructive surgery and hand surgery.

The Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship provides the full range of general hand surgery with advanced training in microsurgery, peripheral nerve surgery and brachial plexus surgery. The fellowship is ideal for those individuals seeking certification in hand surgery and exposure to advanced reconstructions throughout the body.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital is the main teaching hospital for the fellowship program. U.S. News and World Report consistently has included Barnes-Jewish on its Honor Roll among the nation's top hospitals. Barnes-Jewish is a state-of-the-art medical facility, with 53 operating rooms running at capacity every day. Outpatient clinics and ambulatory procedures are conducted at the Center for Advanced Medicine, a patient-friendly facility that allows expedited care of ambulatory patients. Training also takes place at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, which is located on the Washington University Medical Center campus.

The Fellowship Program is associated with Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The School of Medicine is one of the leading medical research, teaching and patient care institutions in the nation, currently ranked fourth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.  Approximately 1,200 Washington University faculty members practice at either Barnes-Jewish Hospital or St. Louis Children’s Hospital. The most recent editions of America's Top Doctors and The Best Doctors in America selected more than 90 and over 370 Washington University faculty members, respectively, as leading doctors, including six faculty members in the Division of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Keith E. Brandt, MD
Program Director