Hand & Upper Extremity Fellowship Program

Established in 1968, Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center, in conjunction with Thomas Jefferson University, hosts one of the longest running fellowship programs in the country. The Hand to Shoulder Center is proud to offer a ONE YEAR fully accredited (ACGME) Hand & Upper Extremity Fellowship Program with seven (7) Fellowship positions.

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.

Accepting Applications for Fellowship Year: 2023-2024

Application Deadline
: November 15
Interview Dates: TBD (interviews will be conducted via Zoom this year)
Match ParticipationNRMP

ACGME Program Number: 2634121001

To be considered for this fellowship, you must have completed a general surgery, orthopaedic surgery or plastic surgery program accredited by one of the following:
  • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
  • American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
Applicants should apply through the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) by completing an online application and providing other requested documents. http://www.assh.org/For-Physicians/Get-Involved/Fellowship-Directory

For more information on our Fellowship Program, please refer to the link on this page.  Please direct inquiries to:

A. Lee Osterman, M.D.
c/o Kim Maglio, Fellowship Coordinator
Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center
834 Chestnut Street, Suite G-114
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: (215) 521-3012
Fax: (215) 521-3002
E-mail: kmaglio@handcenters.com

Fellowship Program Information

Download Hand Surgery Fellowship Description

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