Hand Surgery Fellowship Program

The Hand Surgery Fellowship Program, at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, is a one-year ACGME accredited program approved for two fellows.

This combined university / private institution fellowship provides balanced, diverse, and in-depth hand surgery education. A concentrated study of operative and non-operative hand and upper extremity diseases and injuries is offered. This includes congenital anomalies, acute trauma and its residuals (amputations, fractures, dislocations, tendon injuries, peripheral nerve injuries), arthritic conditions, infections, paralytic and spastic disorders, tumors, and Dupuytren's disease.

Cumulative trauma disorders and athletic conditions are frequently encountered. Microsurgery is part of this program along with elbow and sporadic shoulder surgery, such as thoracic outlet syndromes. One-on-one supervised teaching is provided through five rotations with a combined staff of orthopedic and plastic hand surgery-trained attendings.

Progressive responsibility in patient management is given to the Fellow as his/her competency increases. Didactic lectures, journal club, anatomy dissection, laboratory sessions, and weekly conferences are offered. A minimum of one clinical or basic science research project is expected. The Fellow will be involved daily in supervising and teaching orthopedic residents. Candidates must be board-eligible in orthopedic or plastic surgery.

Mission Statement

The INTEGRIS Health Hand Surgery Fellowship Program is designed to be sought after for excellence in Hand Surgery education and to be a source for comprehensive, balanced and consummate education in Hand Surgery. This encompasses teaching fellows and providing patient care and research for the purpose of serving the population of Oklahoma and spreading expertise and knowledge that will serve patients throughout the country.

Program Goals and Objectives

Creating an intellectually stimulating environment for acquiring knowledge, clinical skills and judgment, and the professional attitudes that are essential to the practice of Hand Surgery. The Program Director, Hand Surgery Faculty and the Sponsoring Institution are fully committed to ensure immutable success of the program and excellence in education that will serve well the needs of our community.