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About the Fellowship Program

Stern hand surgery teachingThe Mary S. Stern Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship Program is designed to prepare the orthopedist and/or plastic surgeon for a career in clinical hand surgery with an emphasis on all aspects of hand surgery including acute adult and pediatric trauma, reconstruction, arthritis, congenital, and microvascular surgery (including brachial plexus).

The Fellow will receive clinical training under the supervision of the attending staff of twelve full-time hand surgeons. Patient exposure is both in the office (40,000 visits per year) and in the operating room (5,500 procedures per year). The program emphasizes decision-making skills in which there is a progressive responsibility in patient management and treatment commensurate with the Fellow’s ability.

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Department of
Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical Sciences Building Room 5506
231 Albert Sabin Way
PO Box 670212
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0212

Mail Location: 0212
Phone: 513-558-2978
Fax: 513-558-2220
Email: shelley.hess@uc.edu