Yamaan Saadeh, MD is a board-certified Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery who is dual fellowship trained in peripheral nerve and brachial plexus surgery, as well as minimally invasive and complex spine surgery. Dr. Saadeh is originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan and attended the University of Michigan for undergraduate studies. After completing medical school at Michigan State University, he returned to the University of Michigan for residency and fellowship training, and was trained by the late Dr. Lynda Yang as her fellow in brachial plexus peripheral nerve surgery. He also spent several months at Leiden University in the Netherlands for training in pediatric brachial plexus surgery with Dr. Martijn Malessy. Dr Saadeh also completed a fellowship in minimally invasive and complex spine with Dr. Paul Park.
Dr. Saadeh directs the University of Michigan Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Program, with a focus on reconstructive procedures for adult and pediatric brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injuries. He has a strong interest in reconstruction of pediatric and adult brachial plexus injuries, the use of nerve and tendon transfers for improvement in upper extremity function in patients with spinal cord injury, treatment of nerve tumors, and the use of nerve surgeries to improve function and quality of life for patients.
In addition to his clinical interests, Dr. Saadeh has extensive research pursuits including participation in clinical trials for nerve and spine surgeries, and has greater than 50 peer reviewed publications. He has presented at regional, national, and international conferences on work related to nerve transfer surgery after spinal injury. Additionally, Dr. Saadeh has a strong interest in the development of new technologies to help improve quality of life after nerve injury and collaborates with a number of other specialists on translational research projects.
- Minimally Invasive and Complex Spine
- Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve
- Restoration of Neurological Function
The University of Michigan
Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine
The University of Michigan, Department of Neurosurgery
Minimally Invasive and Complex Spine Surgery, University of Michigan, Department of Neurosurgery
Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Surgery, University of Michigan, Department of Neurosurgery
A list of Dr. Saadeh's recent publications is located here.