Michael Hausman, MD

Robert K. Lippmann Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Orthopaedics and Chief of Hand and Elbow Surgery

Michael Hausman, MD, is respected internationally for his expertise in hand, elbow and nerve reconstruction. He is particularly known for the application of arthroscopy and other minimally-invasive techniques to adult and pediatric elbow disorders. This is an area that, to a large extent, he has defined. Dr. Hausman lectures nationally and internationally on these techniques and has run many national and international courses on elbow reconstruction. He has also developed methods for biological reconstruction of skeletal deficits due to trauma, infection, tumors, and birth defects. He has written more than 50 articles and book chapters, and has edited the Journal of Hand Surgery’s Selected Readings book series. He established and runs a hand and elbow service and fellowship training program at Mount Sinai.

Dr. Hausman has served as a director and as Vice President of Mount Sinai’s Attending Staff Association. He is the Chairman of the Professionalism Committee of Mount Sinai’s Faculty Council and is a member of the Faculty Council’s Executive Committee. Dr. Hausman is a past President of the New York Society for Surgery of the Hand. In addition, he has served on the Council of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, for which he recently co-chaired the Annual Meeting Program Committee and helped create a sophisticated, web-based online learning portal.

Dr. Hausman’s clinical research focuses on elbow, wrist, hand, and peripheral nerve problems. His laboratory investigations concern the effect of angiogenesis regulation on fracture healing and novel, in vivo imaging techniques to predict the probability of recovery after nerve injury.

After graduating cum laude from Yale College, Dr. Hausman received his medical degree, cum laude, from Yale School of Medicine. He then completed a surgical internship at the University of Colorado under transplant pioneer Dr. Thomas Starzl, and completed his orthopaedic residency at Yale. Dr. Hausman received his fellowship training under Drs. J. William Littler and Richard Eaton, who are among the founders of the specialty of hand surgery, and was recruited to Mount Sinai in 1988.


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