Brown University Alpert Medical School | Rhode Island Hospital
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Division of Hand Surgery
Division Chief: Dr. Scott Schmidt
The Division of Hand Surgery is fully staffed by five fellowship trained hand surgeons, including Dr. Bhatt, Dr. Edstrom, Dr. Schmidt, Dr. Zienowicz, and Dr. Tang. We provide care for both adults and pediatric populations, with expertise in congenital hand reconstruction, management of acute trauma, including replantations, peripheral nerve reconstruction, complex wrist surgeries, tendon injuries, and acquired deformities.
Our hand division is supported by a fully staffed hand clinic with a fluroscopy suite, cast room with casting staff, and hand therapists. Our hand practice is busy, with over 1500 ER hand consults per year and over 1000 operative cases.
- Phalangeal, metacarpal, and wrist fractures and dislocation
- Nerve repair
- Burn surgery
- Pediatric hand surgery (syndactyly, polydactylyl)
- Wrist surgeries
- Dupuytren's contracture
In addition to a very active clinic and academic practice, the department also have a fully funded research lab, with Dr. Liu and Dr. Tang, investigating biomechanics and improving techniques in tendon repairs. Dr. Schmidt is also an active investigator in nerve repair and stem cell therapy.
*Brown University Alpert Medical School Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery