Hisham Awan, MD
- Director, Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship Director, Hand and Upper Extremity Center Director, Division of Hand and Upper Extremity Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics
The Hand and Upper Extremity Center will provide the fellow with a comprehensive experience in all areas of hand and upper extremity surgery. The Ohio State University and the Department of Orthopaedics have fully equipped state of the art research facilities and research personnel to assist with fellow research, which is a requirement of the program. The fellow will participate in the treatment of amputations, mangling and devascularizing injuries to the hand and upper extremity. The fellow will take call at a Level 1 Trauma Center and will participate in both emergent and elective surgical treatment of wounds using conventional as well as microsurgical techniques.
The training faculty members of The Ohio State University Hand & Upper Extremity Fellowship Program are committed to the education of all fellows and wish to prepare these physicians to function as well-qualified, independent specialists. We believe that fellows require training in basic science, and clinical care as it relates to orthopaedics. Our role as educators is to instill trainees with those traits essential to success including honesty and integrity, objectivity, self-motivation, curiosity, timeliness and a sense of responsibility. Finally, as a division, we are committed to cultivating a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion as we believe varied perspectives and backgrounds improve ourselves and our care of patients.
The Department of Orthopaedics at The Ohio State University, in collaboration with the Department of Plastic Surgery, is committed to a teaching program that includes a comprehensive didactic program in which all areas of hand and upper extremity are represented. The fellowship program is affiliated with the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program and the Plastic Surgery Residency Program at The Ohio State University. The medical center is affiliated with The Ohio State University College of Medicine.
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Applications for the hand and upper extremity fellowship are accepted through the ASSH. The program participate in the National Resident Matching Program. Applications are reviewed by the selection committee and are selected on the basis of their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills and personal qualities.
Application deadline: November 15, 2022