1. Residencies & Fellowships
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Mount Sinai Hand Fellowship

The Mount Sinai Hand Fellowship has trained premier hand surgeons for more than two decades. We offer two, one-year hand and upper extremity positions, both fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Under the leadership of our Chief, Michael Hausman, MD, and our Program Director, Jaehon Kim, MD, the Mount Sinai Hand Fellowship has emerged as one of most competitive and prestigious programs in the nation.

We attract a diverse group of talented surgeons to train with us, and we take tremendous pride in their skillset once they graduate from the Mount Sinai Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship. Many of our former fellows have since become the top surgeons for complex problems of the upper extremity.

For the Mount Sinai Hand Fellowship, clinical training is located primarily at The Mount Sinai Hospital, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Upper East Side), Mount Sinai West (Midtown West), and the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (Bronx). Fellow responsibility is divided between operative hours and office hours.

From fingertip to brachial plexus, fellows are exposed to a dynamic range of complex upper extremity problems. With one of the highest volumes of elbow reconstruction cases and microsurgical cases in the region, we provide the experience our fellows need to thrive in their future careers.

The Mount Sinai Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship participates in the National Resident Matching Program, under the Combined Musculoskeletal Matching Program. Applications should be submitted via the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

Please note: Candidates must have completed residency training in orthopedics or plastic surgery. Based on the recent recommendation by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, we have moved the application deadline to November 15. We recognize that obtaining the recommendation letter can be delayed given this short notice. Therefore, the attendings can email the letter directly to Kimberly Simmons by December 1. The applicants will not be held responsible for this delay.

Invitations for the interview will be sent out on or about December 15. 

Our fellows have the freedom to attend any interesting surgeries throughout the year, as our service enjoys a close-knit relationship. Most residents and fellows are well aware of the scheduled cases ahead of time. We are a tertiary referral center with no shortage of challenging and unique cases. On average, fellows have approximately three days of operative experience per week.

There are operating opportunities every day from Monday to Thursday. Examples of compelling 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 a top priority and are flexible with schedules to maximize operative experiences.

Basic science and biomechanical research laboratories are available to our fellows. We also hold monthly research meetings with our research staff, comprised of medical students, residents, and fellows. We additionally have an IRB support staff available to assist fellows throughout the entire approval process.

Our fellows are expected to complete one publishable research manuscript at the end of the year. Recent fellows have also contributed significantly to uploading surgical technique videos on multimedia platforms such as AAOS OVT, Hand-e video library, and VuMedi.

New York City offers vibrant communities with an extensive network of public transportation, and our training staff live both near and far from our medical center.

Most of our fellows live near the Mount Sinai West campus, with easy access to the hospital, a plethora of restaurants and theaters, and Central Park. For a better understanding of our location and local attractions, we offer the following:

  • Hell's Kitchen—we are in it
  • Columbus Circle—seven minute walk
  • Lincoln Center—five minute walk
  • Central Park—seven minute walk
  • Theater District (Time Square)—20 minute walk

Our fellows are also encouraged to obtain assistance with housing.