Hand Surgery Visiting Professor

Learn from a different expert from the field of hand surgery each year with a series of lectures that also includes a day-long event.

Hand Surgery at the University of Michigan is a comprehensive program that includes nationally recognized surgeons, highly trained medical staff and onsite occupational therapists. Our program also includes two prestigious Hand Fellowship positions, a one-year training program available to board-eligible plastic and orthopedic surgeons who wish additional training in the evaluation and management of upper extremity problems.

The core hand surgery faculty consists of 5 surgeons with duel appointments from both the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Section of Plastic Surgery:

The Annual Michigan Hand Surgery Visiting Professor was established to allow for the exchange of ideas between leaders in the field of Hand Surgery. Each year our visiting professor provides informative lectures and insightful case presentations to further discuss techniques and innovations in hand surgery. Our visiting professors are renowned experts in the field of hand surgery and are carefully selected each year as we continue to enhance the educational experience for our residents and guests. Agendas are customized each year with the opportunity for multiple lectures including our day long feature event.

Past Visiting Professors

  • 2013 – James Chang, MD
    • Professor and Chief, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    • Stanford University School of Medicine
  • 2014 – James P. Higgins, MD
    • Chief of Hand Surgery, Curtis National Hand Center
    • Union Memorial Hospital
  • 2015 – Allen T. Bishop, MD
    • Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
    • Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  • 2016 – Richard H. Gelberman, MD
    • Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
    • Washington University School of Medicine
  • 2017 - Brent Graham, MD, MSc
    • Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
    • University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2018 – Michelle G. Carlson, MD
    • Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery
    • Weill Cornell Medical College
  • 2019 – Michelle A. James, MD
    • Professor and Chief, Department of Orthopaedics
    • Shriners Hospital for Children—Northern California

For More Information

If you are interested in attending our next event or would like more information please contact our hand surgery coordinator:

Lynne Jandasek
2130 Taubman Center
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5340
Phone: 734-615-3435
Email: ljandas@med.umich.edu