Medical Director

Andrew K. Palmer, MD
Professor Emeritus Orthopedic Surgery
Upstate Medical University – Institute for Human Performance
Outer Cape Health Services
Provincetown, MA

Andrew K. Palmer, MD has had a distinguished 35 year career as an orthopedic hand surgeon, researcher, and is one of the world’s experts on the wrist joint. Dr. Palmer retired from surgical practice December 31, 2007 and now holds the title of Professor Emeritus of Orthopedic Surgery with an office in the research facility at Upstate Medical University – the Institute for Human Performance, Syracuse, New York. Presently, Dr. Palmer is a practicing Orthopedics Upper Extremity Consultant to Outer Cape Health Services in Provincetown, MA in partnership with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Boston. Dr. Palmer has published over 140 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and books, and has given hundreds of lectures and instructional courses on challenges of the upper extremity. He has received numerous honors and has served as an officer in many medical organizations, culminating in serving as the 52nd president of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Palmer remains active in community and business affairs in Syracuse and on Cape Cod, continues to work closely with the Institute for Human Performance at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, and serves as a member of the Upstate Medical University Foundation Board.

 

Members

Alan Davis, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Cleveland Clinic Westlake Family Health Center
Westlake, OH

Alan W. Davis is a highly regarded orthopaedic surgeon at The Cleveland Clinic. He received his residency training in orthopaedics and sports medicine at the Cleveland Clinic and completed fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery. As an undergraduate he was an Academic All American in football at Michigan State University. He also earned Academic All Big 10 and scholar athlete awards while being an instrumental part of Michigan State’s Big 10 championship team in 1978. Dr. Davis has been a team physician at the high school, college, and professional levels for 30 years. He also traveled internationally for several years with USA Hockey as the team physician. Dr. Davis has worked as an advisor and board member for several medical technology companies. He has combined his medical and athletic background to help design computer simulated interactive devices intended to evaluate, train, and rehabilitate elite and recreational athletes. He has also assisted in the creation of software and programming to evaluate the concussed athlete, as well as the cardiovascular and cognitive functioning of the elderly population.

 

Steven L. Moran, MD
Professor and Chair of Plastic Surgery
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Steven L. Moran, MD is a fellowship-trained hand and microvascular surgeon. He holds a joint academic appointment as Professor of Plastic Surgery and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, at the Mayo Medical School in Rochester, MN. Dr. Moran holds clinical appointments as Chairman of the Divisions of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and Consultant in Hand and Microvascular Surgery for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic Rochester, and also serves as Staff Surgeon at the Shriners Hospital for Sick Children in St Paul, MN. Dr. Moran has published extensively on the management of upper extremity trauma, with over 120 peer reviewed publications and his research interests include biomechanics of the wrist following injury.

 

Paul Paterson, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Excelsior Orthopaedics
Buffalo, NY

Dr. Paterson is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo with a Master’s degree in Anatomy and Physiology at the University of Michigan and an M.D. from the University at Buffalo’s School of Medicine and Biomedical Science. Dr. Paterson completed a hand and upper extremity surgery Fellowship at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Paterson has expertise treating injuries and conditions from the finger tips to the shoulder. He’s passionate about using new techniques in upper extremity surgery to improve the quality of life of his patients. Dr. Paterson is also actively involved in teaching and ongoing research & development for new techniques in the shoulder and the wrist.

 

Andrew H. Schmidt, MD
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
University of Minnesota
Director of Clinical Research, HCMC
Minneapolis, MN

Andrew H. Schmidt, MD is board-certified in orthopedic surgery, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Minnesota, and serves as the Chief of the Department of Orthopedics at Hennepin County Medical Center. Dr. Schmidt is co-Editor of the textbook “Surgical Treatment of Orthopedic Trauma”, awarded the best text in Clinical Medicine in 2007 by the American Association of Publishers, and more recently awarded First Prize in Orthopedics and Rheumatology for 2008, in the British Medical Association Book Competition. Dr. Schmidt currently serves as President-Elect of the Orthopedic Trauma Association.

 

Edwin Spencer, Jr., MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Knoxville Orthopedic Clinic
Knoxville, TN

Edwin E. Spencer Jr., MD is a board-certified and fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon. Dr. Spencer currently serves as an orthopaedic surgeon at The University of Tennessee, Tennova Healthcare, and East Tennessee Children’s Hospital as well as other orthopaedic clinics in Knoxville, Tennessee. Dr. Spencer earned his medical degree from Duke University, performed his orthopaedic surgical residency at The University of Michigan Medical Center, and completed a fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at The Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Spencer is the author of numerous publications and frequent speaker at national orthopaedic meetings, having been awarded the Neer Award on multiple occasions and twice been voted one of the top 28 shoulder surgeons in the US. Dr. Spencer is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society.

 

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