Instructors

Education > Fellowships

During the one-year program offered by Hand Surgery Specialists, residents seeking certification are trained by the TriHealth Hand Surgery Specialists as well as instructors from the University of Cincinnati.

TriHealth Hand Surgery Specialists

Kevin Little MDKevin J. Little, MD, Fellowship Director

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from the Johns Hopkins University. He completed his Orthopaedic residency at the University of Cincinnati, fellowship training at the Philadelphia Hand Center/Thomas Jefferson University and pediatric hand and upper extremity surgery at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

Director of the Pediatric Hand Surgery at Children’s Hospital, he is Board certified and holds a subspecialty certification in Surgery of the hand. He is actively involved in the ASSH, as well as with the AAHS, AAOS and POSNA. He specializes in all aspects of pediatric upper extremity surgery with specific interests in brachial plexus palsy, cerebral palsy, congenital hand anomalies, and trauma.

Peter Stern MDPeter J. Stern, MD

Peter Stern, MD, graduated from Williams College with honors and received his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine. He received his Orthopaedic training at the Harvard Combined Residency Program and then completed a Fellowship in Hand Surgery at the University of Louisville under the direction of Harold Kleinert, M.D. He is past president of the ASSH, AOA and the ABOS. He is a Past chairman of the Orthopaedic RRC. He was the Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Cincinnati from 1991-2013 and is the current Hill Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Cincinnati.

Roger Cornwall MDRoger Cornwall, MD

Roger Cornwall, MD, graduated from Stanford University, received his medical degree from Columbia and orthopaedic residency at Mount Sinai Hospital. He did a hand fellowship at Harvard as well as a pediatric orthopaedic fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Cornwall is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and runs a basic science laboratory investigating the neurological control of postnatal muscle growth. He is a member of multiple committees of the ASSH, POSNA, ORS, and AAOS.

Thomas Kiefhaber MDThomas R. Kiefhaber, MD

Thomas R. Kiefhaber, M.D. graduated from Duke University and earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine where he also received his Orthopaedic Surgery training. Dr. Kiefhaber completed study as a St. Vincent’s Fellow in Hand Surgery at the Indiana Center for Surgery and Rehabilitation of the Hand. Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Kiefhaber also received a Subspecialty Certification in Surgery of the Hand. He is a Fellow of the AAOS, an active member of the ASSH and a member of he AOA. He has contributed to hand surgery through scientific publications and presentations.

David McGee MDDavid McGee, MD

David McGee, MD, an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery, received his undergraduate medical degrees from the University of Missouri. He completed a plastic surgery residency at Southern Illinois University and a hand fellowship with Dr. Mackinnon at Washington University in St. Louis. He is ABPS certified and holds a subspecialty certificate in Hand Surgery. Dr. McGee is on several ASSH and AAHS committees and is an active participant in volunteer overseas medicine.

Michael Wigton MDMichael D. Wigton, MD

Michael Wigton, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Dayton, his medical degree at the University of Cincinnati, and his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at Allegheny General Hospital. Dr. Wigton completed his Hand Fellowship at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. He joined the UC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine in 2016. He is ABOS-Board Eligible.

Mohab Foad MDMohab B. Foad, MD

Dr. Foad, graduated from The Johns Hopkins University. He received his medical degree and orthopaedic residency at the University of Cincinnati. He completed a hand fellowship at the Indiana Center for Surgery and Rehabilitation of the Hand. Dr. Foad is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and has also received subspecialty certification in Surgery of the Hand. He is an active member of the ASSH and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Benjamin Kleinhenz MDBenjamin P. Kleinhenz, MD

Benjamin Kleinhenz, MD, graduated from the University of Notre Dame and earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He received his orthopedic training at Wright State University School of Medicine. Dr. Kleinhenz completed a hand and upper extremity fellowship at the University of Iowa. Dr. Kleinhenz is Board Certified with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is an active member of the ASSH and AAHS.


 

Associated Faculty TriHealth Hand Surgeons:

  • Paul R. Fassler, MD
  • Safi Faruqui, DO
  • Andrew Markiewitz, MD
  • Michael Paczas, MD
  • Daniel G. Reilly, MD
  • T. Greg Sommerkamp, MD

 

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