Minnesota Hand Surgery Fellowship


Hand Surgery Fellow

The Minnesota Hand Surgery Fellowship program provides fellows with 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. The fellowship provides funding and administrative help for fellows to complete a clinical research or quality improvement project. On-call responsibility is six nights per month. Completion of an approved residency in orthopedic, plastic or general surgery is required for acceptance. This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Fellows enter the program through the National Resident match program. We will select two fellows for the 2024-2025 academic year through the National Resident match program.

Fellowship Faculty & Support Staff

Program Director: 

Christina M. Ward, MD


Program coordinator: 

Khue Yang


Phone: 651-254-2864

Fax: 651-254-5044

Fellowship Program Core Faculty:

Christina Ward, MD
Ann Van Heest, MD
Deborah Bohn, MD
Jacqueline Geissler, MD
Thomas Varecka, MD
Ashish Mahajan, MD
Erica Gauger, MD
Katharine Pico, MD