ASSH/ACS NATIONAL Hand Trauma Center Network

In partnership with the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), ASSH has developed a National Hand Trauma Center Network, a compilation of facilities in the U.S. whose physicians are able to provide 24/7/365 care for hand trauma emergencies. The below list is currently in progress. Once completed, the listing will serve as as reference for ER referrals and will elevate the care of hand trauma cases nationwide by facilitating transfers where appropriate.

UAB University Hospital
Department of Surgery/Division of Orthopedics, 1313 13th Street, South, Suite 208 MEB 506
Birmingham, AL 35294
University of Arizona-Phoenix/Banner University Medical Center
The CORE Institute, 1320 N 10th Street, Suite A
Phoenix, AZ 85006
3033 N. 44th Street Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Mark Leber | (602) 393-1010
Arizona Center for Hand Surgery, PC
370 East Virginia Avenue, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85004
University of California, San Diego Medical Center
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 350 West Dickinson Street, Suite 121, Mail Code 8894
San Diego, CA 92103
Stanford University Medical Center
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 770 Welch Road, Suite 400
Palo Alto, CA 94305
LAC+USC Medical Center
Keck School of Medicine of USC/USC Orthopaedic Surgery Associates, 1520 San Pablo Street, Suite 2000
Los Angeles, CA 90033
The Buncke Clinic
45 Castro St
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 565-6136
Burn and Reconstructive Centers of Colorado @ Swedish Medical Center
601 E. Hampden Avenue, Suite 310
Englewood, CO 80113
Burn and Reconstructive Centers of Colorado @ Aurora Medical Center
1501 S. Potomac Street
Aurora, CO 80012
Hartford Hospital
The Hand Center, 195 Eastern Blvd, Ste. 200
Glastonbury, CT 06033
DJ Mastella, MD | (860) 527-7161
District of Columbia
Nerve Bone and Joint Institute
3 Washington Circle NW, Suites 207/208 NW
Washington, DC 20037
Marina Lescheva | (202) 955-6001
Tampa General Hospital
1 Tampa General Cir
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 844-7979
Orlando Hand Surgery Associates Trauma Center
801 North Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
Emergency Trauma Line | (407) 841-5700
Jackson Memorial Hospital
University of Miami, School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedics, 900 NW 17th Street, Bascom Suite 10A
Miami, FL 33136
Burn Centers of Florida @ Kendall Regional Hospital
1150 Bird Road
Miami, FL 33175
BRCA Call Center | 855-863-9595
Burn Centers of Florida @ Brandon Regional Hospital
119 Oakfield Dr.
Brandon, FL 33511
Burn Centers of Florida @ Blake Medical Center
2020 59th Street West
Bradenton, FL 33175
Broward Health Medical Center
7050 NW 5th St
Plantation, FL 333317
Deepak Kapila | (954) 584-3001
Emory/Grady Memorial Hospital
Orthopaedic Surgery, 49 Jesse Hill Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30303
Georgia Hand Shoulder and Elbow
2061 Peachtree Street, 5th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30309
Kirsten McCleery | (404) 352-3522
Joseph M. Still Burn Centers @ Doctors Hospital
3675 J Dewey Gray Circle
Augusta, GA 30909
The University of Chicago Hospitals
5841 S Maryland Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
Patrick Reavey, MD | (773) 702-1000
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
801 N Rutledge St
Springfield, IL 62702
Michael Neumeister, MD; Ruben Bueno, MD | (217) 545-7031
Advocate Christ Medical Center
4440 W. 95th St.
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
(708) 684-5360
Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center
8501 Harcourt Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46260
(800) 888-HAND
University of Iowa
200 Hawkins Drive, 01077 JPP
Iowa City, IA 52242
University of Kansas Health System
3901 Rainbow Blvd, MS 3015
Kansas City, KS 66160
Kleinert Kutz Hand Care Center
225 Abraham Flexner Way
Louisville, KY 40202
Michelle D. Palazzo, MD | (502) 561-HAND
UMC New Orleans
2000 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
UMC Referral Center | (504) 702-2412/2414
University of Maryland Medical Center - Shock Trauma
School of Medicine Orthopaedics, 1 Texas Station Court, Suite 300
Timonium, MD 21093
Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, 4940 Eastern Ave
Baltimore, MD 21224
Jaimie Shores, MD | (443) 997-9466; (410) 550-6995
Curtis National Hand Center
MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, Johnston Professional Building, Mezzanine, 3333 North Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
Cynthia Johnson | (410) 554-4563
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
MGH ED Access Nurse | (617) 724-3890
Brigham Health
75 Francis St
Boston, MA 02115
Access Center | (617) 732-8903
Boston Children's Hospital
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 355-2170
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 677-3940
University of Michigan Health System/Michigan Medicine - Children up to Age 20
1540 E Hospital Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(734) 936-4230 for Children up to age 20
University of Michigan Health System/Michigan Medicine - Adult
1500 E Medical Center Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(734) 936-6666 for Adults
Henry Ford Hospital
2799 West Grand Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48202
Admission Transfer Management Office (ATMO) | (313) 916-4984
Regions Hospital
640 Jackson Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
Regions Direct | (651) 254-2000; (888) 588-9855
Mayo Clinic
200 First Street, SW Gonda 14 East
Rochester, MN 55905
Joseph M. Still Burn Centers @ Central Mississippi Medical Center
1850 Chadwick Drive, Suite 1427, North Tower, 4 West
Jackson, MS 39204
Washington University School of Medicine
660 S. Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
Amy M. Moore, MD; Martin I. Boyer, MD | (314) 454-4894
Washington University School of Medicine
660 S. Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
Amy M. Moore, MD; Martin I. Boyer, MD | (314) 454-4894
University of Missouri/Missouri Orthopaedic Institute
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1100 Virginia Avenue
Columbia, MO 65212
New Hampshire
New Jersey
Cooper University Hospital
3 Cooper Plaza
Camden, NJ 08103
David A. Fuller | (856) 968-7262
New Mexico
University of New Mexico Hospital
Department of Orthopaedics, 1 University of New Mexico, MSC 10-5600
Albuquerque, NM 87131
New York
University of Rochester Medical Center
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 665
Rochester, NY 14642
Hospital Transfer Center | (585) 273-4344
University Hand Center at Stony Brook
101 Nicolls Road, HSC-T18, Room 020
Stony Brook, NY 11794
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
450 Clarkson Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 270-1000; (718) 270-2045; (718) 270-4335
Nassau University Medical Center
2201 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY 11554
Emergency Room | (516) 572-6171
Mount Sinai West
425 West 59th Street 5th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Orthopaedics | (877) 636-7846
Bellevue Medical Center/NYU Langone Medical Center
159 East 74th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10021
North Carolina
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1 Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
Duke University
4709 Creekstone Dr., Suite 200
Durham, NC 27703
North Dakota
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
915 Olentangy River Road, Suite 3200
Columbus, OH 43212
Mary Monigold | (614) 366-HAND
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
Physicians Transfer Center | (877) 355-0221
Metrohealth Medical Center
2500 Metrohealth Drive
Cleveland, OH 44109
Kettering Network
1 Prestige Place, Suite 520
Miamisburg, OH 45342
Transfer Center | (937) 762-1900
Hand Center of Southwestern Ohio
7677 Yankee Street
Centerville, OH 45459
(937) 415-9100
Hand & Microsurgery Associates
1210 Gemini Place, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43240
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Hand and Upper Extremity Center
3333 Burnet Ave, ML 2016
Cincinnati, OH 45229
(513) 803-4263 (HAND)
Oklahoma City Consortium - Oklahoma University
700 NE 13th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Oklahoma City Consortium - Mercy Hospital
4300 W Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
Oklahoma City Consortium - Integris Health
Physicians Building D 3366 NW Expressway, Suite 700
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Oklahoma City Consortium - Baptist Medical Center
3300 Northwest Expy
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
St. Charles Medical Center Bend
2500 NE Neff Road
Bend, OR 97701
Transfer Center | (541) 706-5816
WellSpan York Hospital
1001 S George Street
York, PA 17403
(717) 851-2337
Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center
650 Pulaski Drive
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Kerry Doud | (610) 768-4467
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Penn Medicine University City 3737 Market Street, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Penn State Hershey Bone and Joint Center
30 Hope Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
(717) 531-5638
Penn State Health/Hershey Medical Center
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
Transfer Center | (717) 531-8856
AHN - Allegheny General Hospital
320 E. North Ave, Suite 401
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Vanderbilt University Medical Center/Vanderbilt Hand and Upper Extremity Center
Medical Center East South Tower, Suite 3200
Nashville, TN 37232
Brian Drolet
UTMB Galveston
301 University
Galveston, TX 77555
Kristi Elliott, NP | (409) 772-1257
Texas Tech University Medical Center
4801 Alberta Ave, Department of Orthopedics
El Paso, TX 79905
Maggie Marsh | (915) 215-5406
Texas Children's Hospital
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030
(832) 824-5550 (Houston); (877) 770-5550 (outside Houston area)
Reconstructive Orthopedic Center
1200 Binz St, Suite 100
Houston, TX 77004
Brenda Rivera | (713) 520-1210
Parkland Health and Hospital System (UTSW Medical Center)
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Plastic Surgery 1801 Inwood Road
Dallas, TX 75390
Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
6400 Fannin, Ste 1700
Houston, TX 77030
Matt Koepplinger, DO | (713) 486-1892
Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas
Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care, Health Discovery Building HDB 6.706, 1701 Trinity St.
Austin, TX 78712
Ben Taub General Hospital/ St. Luke's
6624 Fannin, Suite 2730
Houston, TX 77030
Baylor College of Medicine
7200 Cambridge St., Suite 10A
Houston, TX 77030
The Hand Center of San Antonio
7700 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78240
Methodist Transfer Center | (210) 575-2368; (210) 575-6128
Hand and Microsurgery Center of El Paso
10175 Gateway West Suite # 230
El Paso, TX 79925
(915) 590-3666
University of Utah Hospital
50 N. Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Trudi Millet and Haley Voorhees | 801-587-8980 (transfer center)
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
1200 East Broad Street, PO Box 980153
Richmond, VA 23298
University of Virginia Health System
400 Ray C. Hunt Dr., PO Box 800159
Charlottesville, VA 22908
UVA Hand Center | (434) 982-4263 (non emergent); (434) 243-7156 (24 hours - emergent)
Carilion Clinic - Roanoke Memorial Hospital
1906 Belleview Ave
Roanoke, VA 24014
(540) 981-7777
University of Washington
325 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 744-5735
Harborview Medical Center
325 9th Avenue, MS 359796
Seattle, WA 98104
West Virginia
Hand to Shoulder Center of Wisconsin, Ltd.
2323 N. Casaloma Drive
Appleton, WI 54913
(920) 730-8833


The American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), in partnership with the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), is pleased to make the ASSH National Hand Trauma Network (Network) available to emergency room physicians and the public. The Network is a compilation of facilities in the U.S. and is made available solely to serve as a resource for identifying facilities whose physicians are able to provide 24/7/365 care for hand trauma emergencies.

Neither ASSH, ACS nor ACEP has evaluated or screened any of the facilities included in the Network and does not “approve”, “endorse” or make any statement whatsoever regarding the quality of care, capabilities or competency of any facility included in the Network. Individuals, including referring physicians and emergency departments, must rely solely on their own judgment in determining whether or not to seek treatment or care (or treatment or care for their patients) at a facility included in the Network.
By using the Network, you expressly assume all risk of loss, harm or injury resulting from the use or misuse of such information. Neither ASSH, ACS nor ACEP make any guarantee, representation or warranty, express or implied, at law or in equity, and expressly disclaim any and all such guarantees, representation or warranties whatsoever, as to the quality, capabilities, or experience of the facilities included in the Network. Neither ASSH, ACS nor ACEP (including, without limitation, their respective officers, employees, and members) is responsible for any injuries, claims, losses or damages that you (or any third party) may incur arising, directly or indirectly, out of your use of the Network.


Join the Network


The facilities included in the Network must voluntarily join and must confirm that they meet the following criteria:

    1. All Hand Trauma Centers are available 24/7/365 for hand trauma emergencies that include revascularization, replantation, and mutilating hand injuries.
    2. A specific call list is available of Physicians on call.
    3. A center may include residents and fellows from Plastic Surgery, Orthopaedics and General Surgery
    4. The Hand Trauma Center does NOT have to be a Level I ACS designated center as long as criteria #1 is fulfilled. 
    5. A director of the Hand Trauma Center (or co directors) is needed to verify data and report data with regards to treatment (number of patients seen, injury patterns, etc.)



Once you join the Network, you are responsible for continuing to meet the criteria as outlined above. ACS will periodically verify that your facility meets the criteria during the normal verification process for Verified Trauma Centers.


Please contact Pamm Schroeder at [email protected] with questions about the National Hand Trauma Network.