Congratulations, Fast Track Grant Award Winners!


Patrick J. Buchanan, MD, University of Florida Health
Dorsal Decubitus Positioning: A Novel Approach to Harvesting a Vascularized Bone Graft

Karan Dua, MD, SUNY Downstate
A Pilot Study: Does Nerve Wrapping Prevent Neural Adhesions and Permit Nerve Gliding?

Shawn Daniel Feinstein, MD, University of North Carolina Healthcare
Comparison of Fixation for Radioscapholunate Fusion: A Biomechanical Study

Gopal Lalchandani, MD, University of California, San Francisco
Patient Outcomes and Costs after Isolated Flexor Tendon Repairs of the Hand

Karlee Lau, MD, Oregon Health & Science University
Cryotherapy’s Effectiveness over Splints after Hand Surgery on Pain and Skin Temperature

Kristen Meier, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
The effect of volar tilt and plate position on FPL tendon pressure in the distal radius

Steven Orr, MD, Hospital for Special Surgery
Cadaveric validation of novel radiographic views of the scaphotrapezial joint

Xuan Qiu, MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Cost-effectiveness of Humanitarian Hand Surgery Missions According to WHO-CHOICE Methods

Daniel Reinhardt, MD, University of Kansas Medical Center
A biomechanical assessment of dorsal bridge plates for distal radius fractures

Kevin Zuo, MD, University of Toronto
Side-to-side neurorrhaphy and local FK506 in acellular nerve allografts


Daniel Joseph Gittings, MD, University of Pennsylvania
The effect of nicotine on healing in a rat Achilles tendon model

Ryan M. Greene, DO, Mayo Clinic
The Effect of Hamate Osteotomy on Carpal Kinematics for Scaphoid Reconstruction 

Chelsea Anne Harris, MD, BSc, MS (Cand), University of Michigan
The Utility of PIP Arthrodesis Versus Arthroplasty for OA: Conjoint Analysis

Michael D. Hunter, MD, Greenville Health System
Evaluating Palpation Guided Trapeziometacarpal Injections

Steven M. Koehler, MD, Duke University Medical Center
Are perforators the "lighthouses" of upper extremity peripheral nerves?

Sara L. Low, MD, Einstein Medical Center
A Biomechanical Evaluation of the DRUJ after Distal Oblique Bundle Reconstruction

Praveen G. Murthy, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Opioid Prescription and Utilization after Wrist Surgery

Jeffrey G. Stepan, MD, MSc, Hospital for Special Surgery
Effect of patient education on postop opioid use in ambulatory hand surgery


2015 “Weiland” Resident/Fellow Fast Track Grant Recipients 

Ram K. Alluri, MD - Keck School of Medicine at USC
Biomechanical Comparison of Bridge Plate Constructs in Distal Radius Fractures 

Katherine C. Faust, MD - Duke University
Bilateral, nonsimultaneous carpal tunnel release: which side does better? 

J. Joseph Gholson, MD - University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Long Term Clinical Follow-up of Preaxial Polydactyly Reconstruction

Ryland Kagan, MD - Oregon Health & Science University
Physical Therapy After Distal Radius Fracture; Traditional vs Digital Media Based

Fiesky Nunez, Jr., MD - Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Biomechanical Comparison of Metaphyseal and Diaphyseal Ulnar Shortening Osteotomy

Merisa Piper, MD - University of California, San Francisco
Near-infrared monitoring to assess peripheral microvasculature effects of e-cigarettes

Stephanie A Russo, MD, PhD - UPMC Hamot
Capsular release versus humeral osteotomy:  Effect on shoulder function

Caroline Wolfe, MD - Regents of the University of Michigan
Effect of Distal Radius Malreduction on Contact Between FPL Tendon and Volar Plate


George C. Balazs, MD, MC, USN - Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Prospective randomized trial comparing corticosteroid injection to high energy extracorporeal shock wave therapy for lateral epicondylitis

David M. Brogan, MD, MSc. - Duke University Medical Center
The Effect of Nerve Splinting to Mitigate Tension in Peripheral Nerve Repair: A Pilot Study

Christopher N.H. Bui, MD - University of California, Irvine
Biomechanics of Diarthroidal Joint

Chris Casstevens, MD - University of Cincinnati
Contracture Pathogenesis from Neonatal Denervation

Brian Lau, MD - University of California San Francisco Medical Center
The Use of Pocket-sized Handheld Ultrasound to Assess Distal Radius Fracture Deformity and Quality of Reduction

Alexia Hernandez-Soria, MD - Hospital for Special Surgery
Health Service Research Initiative in Musculoskeletal Healthcare

Helen G. Hui-Chou, MD - The Curtis National Hand Center
Vascular Assessment with Laser Angiography of the Upper Extremity

Samir K. Trehan, MD - Hospital for Special Surgery
Characterization of Human Cadaveric Musculoskeletal Structures


Colin Canham, MD - University of Rochester "Alteration of distal radioulnar joint reaction force following diaphyseal and distal metaphyseal shortening osteotomies: A biomechanical study"
Paige Fox, MD - Stanford University
"Electromyographic Analysis of Grip"
Edward Gallego, MD - UCSF Fresno
"Treatment of Scaphoid Non-Union Using Vascularized Periosteal Grafts"
Jonathan Ludwig, MD - University of Alabama at Birmingham
"Flexor Tendon Repair With a Knotless, Bidirectional Barbed Suture: An In Vivo Biomechanical and Histologic Analysis"
Joseph Schreiber, MD - Hospital for Special Surgery
"Mechanism of Acute Elbow Dislocation: Roles of the Collateral Ligaments"


Christopher Dy, MD - Hospital for Special Surgery 
"The Impact of Coronal Alignment on Distal Radioulnar Stability Following Distal Radius Fracture"
Holly Hale, MD - University of California, Davis 
"Timing of supination recovery as related to the severity of the brachial plexus injury"
Megan Henderson, MD and Abigail Maciolek, MD - Southern Illinois University 
"To evaluate the role of Botox® in the treatment and prevention of painful neuromas."
Omar Nazir, MD - Wake Forest University 
"Nerve Transfers in Lower Brachial Plexus Injuries: A Human Cadaveric Study"


Cameron Barr, MD - Stanford University School of Medicine
"Trapezium Trabecular Microstructure Using Flat-Panel Volume CT: A Feasibility Study"

Siddharth Bhola, MD - University of California, San Diego
"Functional Loss of Elbow Flexion Torque Associated with Brachioradialis Release"

Jason Ko, MD - University of Washington School of Medicine
"The Use of Vibration Anesthesia to Reduce Pain with Injections in the Hand: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial"

Lauren Lamont, MD - Hospital for Special Surgery
"Patient Expectations Survey for the Treatment of Basilar Joint Arthritis"


Jonathan Danoff, MD - Columbia University
“Enhancement of Experimental Fracture Healing: Role of Local Soft Callus"

Jun Matsui, MD - University of California, San Francisco
"Biotenodesis Screw Fixation of Tendon Graft for Scapholunate Dissociation: Biomechanical Analysis of a Novel Surgical Technique"

Edward Moon, MD - University of Washington
"Comparison of Two Injection Techniques for Ulnar Nerve Blocks at the Wrist: A Cadaveric Study”

N. Michael Xu, MD - Wake Forest University
"The Effect of Fibrin Glue Augmentation in Zone II Flexor Tendon Repair: An In Vitro Cadaveric Biomechanical Study"