Contact Information

  • Company: AZ Hand Health, PC
  • Phone: 480-686-8412
  • Cell: 602-509-2523
  • Fax: 480-209-1898
  • Website: www.azhandhealth.com
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Hand Surgery

Specialty Focus: Upper Extremity Burn and Trauma, Congenital Hand Surgery, Carpal Tunnel, Hand Fractures, Hand Infections

Education: BA, Chemistry, University of South Florida; Medical Doctor, University of Miami, Miami, Florida; General Surgery Training, Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency ; Hand Fellowship, University of New Mexico

Years in Practice: 35


Additional Information

As a former US Navy general and trauma surgeon and now full time hand and upper extremity, I have experience with severe burns, blunt and penetrating trauma to the hand and upper extremity. I am a consultant to the Arizona Burn Unit at Maricopa County Hospital which is one of the busiest burn units in the US. Rattlesnake bites in the southwest United States and their complications were a focus of my research in fellowship. Arthritic hand and inflammatory hand problems including carpal tunnel disease, Dupuytren contractures, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and degenerative joint disease of the hand are seen almost daily in my offices. Treating many forms of hand and upper extremity infections especially caused by (illegal) drug abuse are routine in my practice at Maricopa county hospital. Several times monthly I will evaluate and treat congenital hand and wrist problems of children in Phoenix including cerebral palsy, syndactyly, thumb hypoplasia and cleft hands. My surgical interests include hand and upper extremity congenital problems, trauma and infections in this country and 18 third world countries where I have volunteered.