Sami Tuffaha, MD


Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, and Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital
CNHC Faculty


Dr. Tuffaha is a fellowship-trained hand surgeon at The Curtis National Hand Center. He is also an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, and Neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Tuffaha completed his residency training in the Johns Hopkins/University of Maryland Plastic and Reconstructive Training Program. He then completed additional fellowship training in Hand and Upper Extremity surgery at the Mayo Clinic, with an emphasis on Microsurgery and Peripheral Nerve Surgery.

Dr. Tuffaha has a particular interest and expertise in treating disorders affecting the peripheral nerves. He leads a complimentary basic, translational and clinical research program aimed at developing strategies to enhance nerve regeneration and functional recovery following peripheral nerve injury. These efforts includes an ongoing multi-center clinical trial assessing the efficacy of a therapeutic agent stemming from work he performed in the lab.


The Curtis National Hand Center at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
3333 N. Calvert Street
Johnston Professional Bldg – 2nd Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21218
(410) 235-5405