Hand Surgery, Upper Extremity, and Microvascular Surgery Fellowship

The purpose of the Duke Orthopaedic Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microvascular Surgery Fellowship is to offer fellows special knowledge and training in the management of elbow, wrist, and hand conditions including:

  • Acute hand and upper extremity trauma
  • Hand and upper extremity microvascular emergencies
  • Reconstructive hand and upper extremity conditions
  • Congenital upper limb deformities
  • Brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injuries
  • Shoulder: Fractures, arthroplasty, and arthroscopic training 
  • Sports injuries of the upper extremities

Dates: August 1 through July 31

Program training director: Marc J. Richard, MD

Number of fellows: Three (ACGME)

Please refer to the Fellowship Details (PDF) for more information to include, but not limited to:

  • Criteria for selection of fellows
  • Interview dates
  • Match participation/ deadlines
  • Visa sponsorship
  • Qualifications/ restrictions

Alumni Society

Graduating fellows of the Duke Hand program will become members of the Duke Hand Club. This alumni association is an active society that meets each year at the ASSH Annual Meeting.  The club also sponsors a residents and fellows course in Wilmington, NC each Spring. Finally, a formal Duke Hand Club meeting is held internationally every three years, often in association with the triennial International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand (IFSSH) Meeting. The next meeting is in the Spring of  2019 in Scotland (Gleneagles).

Furthermore, graduates will become part of the prestigious Piedmont Orthopedic Society. Induction into this group of life-long learners includes access to an annual meeting and alumni reunions at events such as the AAOS annual meeting, and the annual meeting of the Piedmont Society.

About Durham, NC

We think you will find everything you need for an enriching life and training experience in and around Durham, North Carolina — our home. It combines the best of a big city and a small town: friendly people, plenty of job opportunities and things to do, and affordability.

Learn more about life in Durham.

Contact Us

Cheryl DePaolis
Fellowship Program Coordinator