2017-2018 International Hand Surgery Fellowship Recipients Announced!

August 31, 2017

Launched earlier this year, the International Hand Surgery Fellowship (IHSF) offers a unique opportunity for U.S.. hand surgeons in the early phase of their training to participate in a visiting fellowship abroad, either in China or India, over a three-month period.  Participating fellows will gain hands-on operative experience with a high volume of complex upper extremity trauma, brachial plexus injuries and nerve transfers, microsurgery and flaps for reconstruction of the upper extremity and congenital hand deformities.. Our hope is that those fellows that participate in the International Fellowship will return to the United States and teach future generations of residents and fellows the important surgical techniques that they learned.. This program is sponsored by the ASSH and funded by the AFSH.  The AFSH gratefully acknowledges Stryker and Endo Pharmaceuticals for contributing an education grant in support of this initiative.
 
We are happy to announce our 2017-2018 International Fellowship class: Aaron Berger, MD, PhD and Joseph Buckwalter, MD, PhD will travel to China, and Jacques Hacquebord, MD will complete his fellowship in India.  The international fellows will present an overview of their experience at the 2018 Adrian E.. Flatt Residents and Fellows Conference next year on September 12 in Boston, MA.  We are grateful to their hosts: Professors Xiao-Lin Liu MD, PhD, Li-Qiang Gu MD, PhD, Qing-Tang Zhu, MD, PhD, and Xiaoju Zheng MD, PhD in China and to S.. Raja Sabapathy, MS, MCh, DNB, FRCS in India for making this program possible.  Lastly, we are very thankful of the work completed by Neil F.. Jones, MD, ASSH Past President for facilitating the host program. 

Congratulations to our 2017 IHSF recipients!