2015-2016 Council

Members of the 2015-2016 Council of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand want your input! These volunteer leaders represent all ASSH members and would like to hear from you regarding membership, continuing medical education programs and suggestions for continually improving the quality of service the Society provides. Email with your thoughts.

Neil F. Jones, MD | President

University of California Irvine Medical Center
101 The City Drive South
Pavilion III
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: (714) 456-5759
Fax: (714) 456-7547


As President of the Hand Society, Neil oversees the entire ASSH Council and is working to further the objectives established by the ASSH Strategic Plan.

Fun Fact: Neil loves antiques and fast cars.

Ghazi Rayan, MD | President Elect

INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center
Physicians Building D
3366 NW Expressway, Suite 700
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Phone: (405) 945-4888

Fax: (405) 945-4889


First in line to the ASSH Presidency, Ghazi spends his year as President-Elect preparing the next year’s membership, committee assignments, and Council positions.

James Chang, MD | Vice President

Stanford University Medical Center
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
770 Welch Road, Suite 400
Palo Alto, CA 94305-5715
Phone: (650) 723-5824

Fax: (650) 725-6605

Jim is second in line to the ASSH Presidency, and as Vice President, he assists the President-Elect in the new member, committee assignment, and Council application process.

Fun Fact: Jim has only 3 more to go towards his goal of having a beer at all 30 major league baseball stadiums.

Michelle Carlson, MD | Treasurer

Hospital for Special Surgery
523 East 72nd Street, 4th Floor, Room 408
New York, NY 10021-4099
Phone: (212) 606-1546
Fax: (212) 772-8813

As Treasurer, Michelle manages all Council and Foundation financials including investments, revenues and named funds. She also is one of three Council members who run the PAG program, which reviews 1/3 of ASSH programs each year.

Fun Fact: Michelle loves sailboat racing.

William H. Seitz, Jr., MD | Immediate Past President

Lutheran Hospital
1730 West 25th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone: (216) 363-2331
Fax: (216) 696-2992

Bill oversees the search for all open Council positions including Division Directors, Members-at-Large and Vice President, in addition to running the Young Leader Leader Program.

Fun Fact: Bill is a former child model.

Kevin C. Chung, MD | Research Division Director

University of Michigan Health System
1500 East Medical Center Drive
2130 Taubman Center, SPC 5340
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5340
Phone: (734) 615-3435

Fax: (734) 763-5354?

 As Research Director, Kevin is in charge of reviewing and awarding all ASSH research grants in addition to overseeing the four committees in the Research Division.

Jeffrey A. Greenberg, MD, MS | Practice Division Director
Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center
8501 Harcourt Road
Indianapolis, IN 46260
Phone: (317) 875-9105
Fax: (317) 872-1595


Jeff manages the 12 committees within the Practice Division, whose charges  range from educating young members to improving emergency hand care.

Martin I. Boyer, MD, FRCS (C) | Education Division Director

Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
425 South Euclid, Suite 5505
St. Louis, MO 63110

Marty is in charge of over 20 committees and oversees all educational priorities within ASSH including the Annual Meeting, Self-Assessment Examination and the creation of ASSH publications.


Julie Adams, MD | Member-at-Large

Mayo Clinic
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Gonda 14
200 First St SW
Rochester, MN 55905
Phone:(507) 284-2806
Fax:(507) 266-2533

One of the newest members of Council, Julie is a former Young Leader.  She currently serves on 5 committees.

  Fun Fact: Julie enjoys biking, cross-country skiing, and spending time with her husband Scott and young daughter, Sarah.


Kay Kirkpatrick, MD  | Member-at-Large

Resurgens Orthopaedics
5671 Peachtree-Dunwoody Road, Suite 700
Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone: (404) 847-9999
Fax: (404) 459-3771

Kay is a former Mid-Career Leader, and a member of the Ethics and Professionalism Committee.


Steven Moran, MD | Member-at-Large

Mayo Clinic
200 First Street, SW
Rochester, MN 55905
Phone:(507) 284-4685
Fax:(507) 284-5990

 In addition to serving on 5 committees, Steve is a former Sterling Bunnell Traveling Fellow.  Steve is one of the newest members of Council.


David T. Netscher, MD | Member-at-Large

6624 Fannin, Suite 2730
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (713) 799-8090
Fax: (713) 795-5006



David serves on the Self-Assessment Committee and Maintenance of Certification Committee.

Fun Fact: David has a robust collection of music for the operating room. 

Jennifer Moriatis Wolf, MD | Member-at-Large

University of Connecticut Health Center
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
New England Musculoskeletal Institute
263 Farmington Avenue, MARB4-ORTHO
Farmington, CT 06030-4038
Phone:(860) 679-4253
Fax: (860) 679-6649

Jennifer currently serves on seven committees, including the Gelberman Scholar Committee and the Touching Hands Project Medical Advisory Board.

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