Andrew J. Weiland Medal

The American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) is pleased to honor the work of hand surgeon and researcher Andrew J. Weiland MD with the Weiland Medal for Outstanding Research in Hand Surgery.  The medal is awarded annually to a mid-career researcher dedicated to advancing patient care in the field of hand surgery.

The award is a $20,000 unrestricted gift honoring a hand surgeon-scientist who has contributed a body of research that advances the field.  The medal recognizes and supports outstanding research in hand surgery in order to continue Dr. Weiland’s vision for the field of hand surgery.  It is awarded to a mid-career surgeon who is up to 60 years of age, or a surgeon who is less than 20 years from hand fellowship training.  The medal is presented at the ASSH Annual Meeting each year and the winner is asked to present a brief overview of their work.

How to Apply

The deadline to apply for the 2019 Weiland Medal is March 25, 2019.

Please submit the following items to [email protected] in Word format. Please include "Weiland Medal" in the subject line. 

  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • Review manuscript describing the body of research using the Journal of Hand Surgery format. Manuscript must be under 3000 words and may be published if selected as the Weiland Medal winner.
  • Up to two letters of support (maximum).  Per Council Policy, no members of Council may provide a letter of support for a Weiland Medal applicant.

About Andrew Weiland

Andrew J. Weiland MD is a past President of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (1995) and has served in an academic capacity his entire career.  The first half of his career was at Johns Hopkins University where he was Chief of Hand Surgery.  His current appointments include:  Attending Orthopedic Surgeon Hospital for Special Surgery; Professor of Orthopedic Surgery Weill Medical College of Cornell University; and Professor of Surgery (Plastic Surgery) Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

Past Weiland Medal Recipients

2018 - Arnold-Peter C. Weiss, MD

Scapholunate Ligament Injury and Secondary Arthrosis: A Wide Spectrum of Options and Results

2017 - Amy L. Ladd, MD

The Teleology of the Thumb: on Purpose and Design

2016 - Ranjan Gupta, MD - University of California, Irvine
From Mice to Men: Lessons Learned about Nerve Injuries

2015 - L. Scott Levin MD FACS - Penn Musculoskeletal Center
Upper Extremity Reconstructive Microsurgery: From Replantation to Transplantation

2014 - W.P. Andrew Lee MD - Johns Hopkins
Building a Scientific Foundation for Hand Transplantation

2013 - Alexander Shin MD - Mayo Clinic
Peripheral Nerve Injuries:  Advancing the Field through Research Collaboration and Education

2012 - Kevin A. Hildebrand MD FRCSC - University of Calgary
Post-Traumatic Elbow Joint Contractures: Defining Pathologic Capsular Mechanisms and Potential Future Treatment Paradigms

2011 - James Chang MD - Stanford University
Studies in Flexor Tendon Reconstruction: Biomolecular Modulation of Tendon Repair and Tissue Engineering

2010 - Scott H. Kozin MD - Shriner's Hospital for Children
The Evaluation and Treatment of Children with Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy

2009 - Kevin C. Chung MD - University of Michigan
Outcomes and Evidence-Based Research in Hand Surgery