Unique to this program, all fellows have an opportunity to travel abroad and work alongside internationally renowned hand and upper extremity surgeons. It is the intention of this international elective to expose fellows to nontraditional treatment methods and philosophies, as well as different patient populations and medical systems.

Several training centers have been identified as excellent resources and possess established traditions for international fellow education. Centers will be determined based on the preferences and goals of the fellow.

Training Centers

Country City University/Hospital/Clinic
Brazil Rio de Janeiro National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics
Director: Anderson Vieira Monteiro
Brazil São Paulo Beneficência Portuguesa Hospital São Paulo, São Paulo Hand Center
Director: Gustavo Mantovani
Brazil São Paulo Hand and Microsurgery Institute of Orthopeadic and Traumatology
Medical School of University of São Paulo, Brazil
Director: Rames Mattar Jr.
Czech Republic Vysoke nad Jizerou Ustav chirurgie ruky a plasticke chirurgie
Hand and Plastic Surgery Institute
Director: Radek Kebrle
Germany Ravensburg Elisabeth Hospital Ravensburg
Ravensburg Hand Center
Director: Hermann Krimmer
Germany Würzburg University Hospital of Würzburg
Department of Trauma, Hand, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Director: Rainer Meffert
Italy Modena Policlinico of Modena
Unit of Hand Surgery and Microsurgery
Director: Dr. Antonio Landi
Switzerland Bern Department of Orthopedic Surgery Inselspital
Bern University Hospital, Switzerland
Director: K.A. Siebenrock, F. M. Klenke
Switzerland St. Gallen Kantonsspital of St. Gallen
Department of Hand, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Director: Jörg Grünert