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Hand Surgery Fellowship

Overview of the Hand Surgery Fellowship Program

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Hand Surgery Fellowship is an ACGME-accredited program.  Our mission is to provide a year-long comprehensive training program and a life-long mentorship to help the fellow enter into independent practice with a focus on hand and upper extremity surgery. The fellow is expected to successfully complete the examination leading to a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery and become an active member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

Hand surgery faculty led by Michael Bednar, MD is comprised by  internationally recognized experts in the field representing the disciplines of orthopaedic and plastic surgery.

Hand surgery faculty also include:

The program is designed to provide exposure to hand patients of all ages at three different sites - Loyola University Medical Center Level 1 Trauma Center, Shriners Hospital, Chicago Unit, and Hines VA Hospital

Loyola and Hines share a campus; Shriners Hospital is located 6 miles away.  The fellow is supervised by Loyola faculty at all sites. 

The fellow is exposed to management of complex upper limb trauma and replantation surgery in addition to reconstructive surgery and peripheral nerve repair at LUMC.

At the Shriners Hospital, the fellow will provide care of complex pediatric patients, with Terry Light, MD, Michael Bednar, MD and Felicity Fishman, MD. 

Additional rotations with the Loyola faculty at the Hines VA Hospital will provide experience in reconstructive hand and wrist surgery.

The fellow will be encouraged to contribute to the advancement of hand surgery through clinical or laboratory research at the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Institute – a fully equipped laboratory housed at the Hines VA Hospital.

For further information on this exciting educational opportunity please contact Michael Bednar, MD.

If you are interested in applying for the 2021 position, please apply through the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) website.

Applying to the Hand Surgery Fellowship Program

Submit the following information through the ASSH website by 12/15/2019:

  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Medical school transcripts
  • Copy of USMLE Step I, II and III scores
  • Three letters of recommendation, including one from your program director
  • Email address

Interviews will be held on January 16, 2020 and February 20, 2020.

For any additional questions, please contact our Fellowship Coordinator:

Lucy V. Salgado
Fellowship Coordinator
(708) 216-3280 - Receptionist
(708) 216-5858 - Fax


Hand Fellow

Tyler Miller, MD

Tyler Miller, MDContact Information
(708) 216-3280


University of Montana
Missoula, MT

Medical School
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Residency - Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Buffalo 
Buffalo, NY