Hand & Upper Extremity Fellowship Programs

Established in 1968, The Philadelphia Hand Center, in conjunction with Thomas Jefferson University, hosts one of the longest running fellowship programs in the country.  The Hand Center is proud to offer opportunities for two different fully accredited (ACGME) Hand & Upper Extremity Fellowship Programs: a ONE YEAR Fellowship and a TWO YEAR Fellowship.  Six (6) one-year Fellowship positions and one (1) two-year Fellowship position are available.

We are pleased to offer eligibility to candidates who have completed training requirements for their boards in Orthopaedic, General, or Plastic Surgery and are seriously motivated to study the sub-specialty of hand and upper extremity surgery.  Selection of Fellows is mediated through the National Matching Program in Hand Surgery.

Our programs are highly desired and sought after as they are genuinely unique.  We offer a fully comprehensive hand & upper extremity clinical, surgical and research experience.  Fellows experience a reasonable balance from trauma and reconstruction to congenital and arthritic cases.  Fellows operate under the supervision of the attending physicians and enjoy the fact that they are caring for patients from their initial evaluation to the day they are discharged.  Also appealing are the Pediatric focus (in conjunction with Shriners Hospital for Children) and the Shoulder & Elbow aspect of our programs.  A fully equipped microvascular laboratory with technical assistance is available to our fellows as well as a small joint arthroscopy anatomy lab for experience with dissection and training.  Research opportunities are not only offered but they are encouraged for the duration of the program.