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
Austria Vienna Unfallkrankenhaus Wien Lorenz Böhler, Handchirurgi
Director: Dr. Martin Leixnering
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 International
Director: Radek Kebrle, MD
England Wrightington, Lancashire Wrightington Hospital
Director: Adam Watts
Germany Ravensburg Elisabeth Hospital Ravensburg
Ravensburg Hand Center
Director: Hermann Krimmer
Germany Köln Universitätsklinikum Köln, Germany Klinik und Poliklinik für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
Director: Lars P. Müller; Fellowship Director: Universitätsklinikum Köln
Germany Frankfurt

BG Trauma Center Frankfurt am Main
Department for Plastic, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery
BG Trauma Center Frankfurt am Main
Director: Dr. Michael Sauerbier

Germany Würzburg University Hospital of Würzburg
Department of Trauma, Hand, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Director: Rainer Meffert
Italy Verona

Policlinico GB Rossi, University Hospital Verona
Hand and Microsurgery Department
Director: Dr. Massimo Corain

Italy Milano

Humanitas Research Hospital
U.O. Chirurgia della Mano
Director: Dr. Alberto Lazzerini

Switzerland Bern Department of Orthopedic Surgery Inselspital
Bern University Hospital, Switzerland
Director: K.A. Siebenrock, MD
Switzerland St. Gallen Kantonsspital of St. Gallen
Department of Hand, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Director: Jörg Grünert