Purnell Traverso, MD, FACS Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact this Expert Witness

  • Company: Traverso Hand Inc
  • Phone: (954) 575-8056
  • Fax: (954) 575-2563
  • Website: Www.TraversoHand.com

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Hand Surgery

Specialty Focus:

Hand fractures, wrist fractures, forearm fractures, nerve injury, nerve repair, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Cubital tunnel syndrome, Hand and wrist arthritis, wrist arthroscopy, TFCC injuries, micro vascular surgery, tendon injury and repair, hand and wrist pain, hand and wrist masses.


Hand Surgery Fellowship, The University of Connecticut; Surgery, Howard University Hospital

Years in Practice:


Additional Information

Dr. Purnell Traverso is a Board Certified, Fellowship trained, hand and microvascular surgeon with subspecialty certificate in surgery of the hand. He has a busy hand surgery practice in Coral Springs, Florida and specializes in hand and wrist surgery in adults and children. He completed his residency training at Howard University Hospital in Washington D.C. where he was honored as Chief Resident in 2013 and received the Howard University Chairman of Surgery Award for Most Outstanding Resident in 2012 as well as Intern of the Year in 2008. After residency, Dr. Traverso completed his hand and wrist surgery training at the University of Connecticut under the world renowned Dr. Kirk Watson. While there, Dr. Traverso gained expertise in the care of the hand and wrist. He then completed his training in Microvascular surgery at Columbia University in New York. Dr. Traverso is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery and he is currently a member of numerous prestigious medical societies including the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association and the Florida Medical Association. He has done significant research in stem cell transplantation and currently is completing the first of its kind Masters program in Cannabis Science and Therapeutics at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. Dr. Traverso is directly involved in impactful, humanitarian, outreach volunteer work and heads a team of surgeons, anesthesiologists and therapists internationally to Trinidad and Tobago to perform complex surgeries on children and adults who are victims of severe trauma, and children born with complex congenital malformations. Dr Traverso’s online reviews speak for themselves as patients are overwhelmingly appreciative of the time he takes to explain the most simple to complex medical issues for each patient to understand. He is a proponent of ensuring patients are in control of their medical decision, equipping each and every patient with the information about their specific problem, making clear treatment options and his professional recommendations. Dr. Traverso has special expertise in the treatment of numerous challenging problems of the forearm, wrist and hand and some of his areas of expertise include: Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release Platelet rich plasma (PRP) protein injections Excision of Ganglion Cysts and hand and wrist masses Trigger Finger Release Treatment of Thumb Arthritis Treatment of Hand and Wrist Pain Treatment of Hand Numbness Fractures of the Hand and Wrist Treatment of complex nerve and tendon injuries of the wrist and hand