The hand & upper extremity division within the University of Minnesota's Department of Orthopedic Surgery has crafted an acclaimed hand surgery program, catering not only to the Twin Cities but also to the broader regional community. Our expert team has gained recognition for providing exceptional clinical care to patients, conducting impactful research, and delivering thorough training to fellows, residents, and medical students.

With a focus on precision, innovation, and compassionate care, our hand & upper extremity surgery program has garnered renown for its comprehensive approach to treating a spectrum of hand-related conditions. Our commitment extends beyond clinical expertise, encompassing pioneering research, advancements in surgical techniques, and a dedication to serving and improving the lives of our local and regional community members.

Hand/Upper Extremity Faculty

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Hand Surgery Fellowship

The twelve-month Minnesota Hand Surgery Fellowship program provides a broad spectrum of hand surgery experience. Fellows will manage complex hand trauma including microvascular work at two Level 1 trauma centers, challenging congenital hand differences at Gillette Children’s Hospital, and common elective hand procedures at our outpatient clinic and ambulatory surgery centers. 

Clinic Information

Clinics and Surgery Center
909 Fulton St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Appointments: 612-273-9400

Section Leader

Ann Van Heest, MD
Hand Section Leader