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Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship

Our application deadline is December 1st

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Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship

Dr. Ronald Gonzalez, DO

Dr. Ronald Gonzalez, DO

Program Director

The University of Rochester Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship is a one year ACGME accredited program for graduating residents to obtain additional exposure and expertise in treatment of the upper extremity.  The fellowship began in 1974 under the leadership of Richard I Burton, MD and has had one fellow per year since inception.  The fellowship was founded as a collaboration between orthopaedic and plastic surgery with Drs. Burton and Robert McCormack, both of whom serves as president for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.  

Welcome from the Fellowship Director

Our Department by the Numbers




Dollars in NIH Funding

220000 +

Outpatient Visits

15000 +

Surgical Procedures

Program Overview

What Sets Us Apart

Program Highlights

Learn what makes our program unique.

Program Highlights


Learn more about our faculty mentors.


How to Apply

Information on applying to the fellowship.


Hear From Our Fellows

What Our Fellows Say

Patrick Nathan

"This program is unique in that, as the only fellow, you have the ability to create an experience that is unique to your interests and goals. 

There is not a more well-rounded hand fellowship out there. I’ve become more efficient with microsurgical cases, have gained a better understanding in the management of ulnar-sided wrist pain/DRUJ, scaphoid fractures/non-union, and vascular disorders of the hand to name a few".

Nathan Patrick, M.D.

Education Administrator

Bonnie Schuster
Education Administrator
601 Elmwood Ave., Box 665
Rochester, NY 14642
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