Led by Chief Dr. James P. Higgins, The Curtis National Hand Center was established by Dr. Raymond M. Curtis in 1975 and has a rich history of dedicated physicians treating and preventing injuries of the hand, wrist, arm, elbow and shoulder. The vision of Dr. Curtis lives on today in an environment where surgeons, occupational therapists and physical therapists provide multi-disciplinary care for disorders of the hand and upper extremity.
Since its inception, the Curtis National Hand Center has grown to be the largest hand center in the world with 14 surgeons, a renowned fellowship program, a complete research department and association with the largest hand rehabilitation center in the nation. Our goal is to provide the best care in the country for patients of all ages with hand and upper extremity injuries and conditions, and to ensure that we provide cutting-edge procedures while treating our patients like they are members of our family.
The Hand Center is housed in a specially designed 23,000 square-foot facility, which occupies two floors of the Johnston Professional Building at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. The Center is the nation’s preeminent leader in the repair and rehabilitation of injuries and other disabling conditions of the hand and upper extremity. In fact, we are designated as The National Center for the Treatment of the Hand and Upper Extremity.
With our long history of experience, outstanding medical staff, and state-of-the-art treatment and research facilities, the Curtis National Hand Center is the premier choice for treating conditions for the hand or arm, no matter how common or complex.