Research is a central focus of our work at the Curtis National Hand Center. Our surgeon-scientists have a long history of academic productivity, making regular high-impact contributions to the hand surgery literature. We have state of the art basic science and biomechanics facilities, and a health services and outcomes research team. Alongside our faculty projects, our fellows each complete a research project during their training. We also have many resident-led and resident-supported projects ongoing, with orthopedic and plastic surgery residents from Medstar Union Memorial Hospital, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. We regularly present our work at the top national and regional meetings, along with a consistent record of publishing in the top journals for our specialty.
In 2017, Aviram M. Giladi, MD, MS joined as our newest hand surgeon, and our Research Director. Under his leadership we will be increasing our efforts in health services research, using our unparalleled clinical experience to gain valuable information that will improve hand surgery care worldwide. Additionally, we will have an added focus on translational research and implementation research, finding ways to take the newest research findings and apply them towards the cutting-edge treatment of patients.