MSH MSW Hand Fellowship

The Mount Sinai Hand Fellowship has trained premier hand surgeons for over two decades. We offer a one year fully accredited (ACGME) Hand and Upper Extremity position. Under the leadership of Dr. Michael Hausman, the fellowship is one of the most competitive and prestigious programs in the region.

Candidates must have completed residency training in Orthopedic, Plastic or General Surgery. We attract a diverse group of talented surgeons to train with us, and we take tremendous pride in their skillset once they graduate from our program.

The clinical training is primarily located at the Mount Sinai Hospital Icahn School of Medicine (Upper East Side) and Mount Sinai West (Midtown West). The fellow responsibility is divided between surgery and office hours. The hand fellow is exposed to complex upper extremity problems, from fingertip to brachial plexus. We also have a one of the high volume of elbow reconstruction cases.

Our fellowship participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), under the Combined Musculoskeletal Matching Program.

Applications should be submitted via the ASSH Online Hand Application

Application deadline is January 31st.

Once we receive all your materials, we may contact you for an interview.

The stipend is approximately $74,000 plus benefits.

The hand fellow has the freedom to attend any interesting surgeries throughout the year. Our service enjoys a close-knit relationship. Most residents and fellows are well aware of the scheduled cases ahead of the time. We are a tertiary referral center and have no shortage of challenging and unique cases.

There are operating opportunities every day from Monday to Thursday. Examples of interesting cases include various elbow fracture-dislocations, tendon transfers, major nerve reconstructions, brachial plexus tumor excisions, upper extremity nonunion cases, arthroscopic elbow contractures and functional free flap reconstructions.

All attending surgeons consider fellow education to be a top priority, and are flexible with schedule to maximize operative experiences.

Basic science and biomechanical research lab are available to residents and fellows. We hold monthly research meeting with 20 - 25 research staff comprised of medical students, residents, and fellows. We have an IRB support staff that can assist throughout the entire approval process.

The fellow is expected to complete one publishable research manuscript at the end of the year. Recent fellows have also contributed significantly uploading surgical technique videos in multimedia platforms such as Hand-e video library and VuMedi.

New York City is the best city in the world. The city offers vibrant communities with an extensive network of public transportation. Our training staff lives both near and far from our medical center.

The majority of the fellows live near the Mount Sinai West campus due to easy access to the hospital, a plethora of restaurants and theaters, and just a few minutes walk to Central Park.

  • Hell's Kitchen - we are in it!
  • Columbus Circle - 7 min walk
  • Lincoln Center - 5 min walk
  • Central Park - 7 min walk
  • Theater District (Time Square) - 20 min walk

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