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Mission
The mission of the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand is to advance the care of hand and upper extremity disorders by supporting education, research and outreach through the efficient collection of donations and administration of grants.

Vision
The American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand will be recognized as the world’s premier source of financial support for upper extremity research, education and outreach. Hand care professionals, students, industry and the public will value and respect us for our unsurpassed support of education and scientific investigation, unquestionable integrity and fiscal responsibility. 

Core Values
Integrity is our most important asset. We will always adhere to the highest ethical principles while seeking new and innovative ways to raise capital for hand and upper extremity research, education and outreach. In partnership with the ASSH, we will administer resources responsibly and distribute funds with the utmost fairness and impartiality.   
 
Last revised May 2012

AFSH is a 501(c)3 organization.

Fred Fakharzadeh, MD

 

 

 

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