It is an exciting time to train in hand surgery. New technologies in hand surgery continue to improve our ability to treat our patients, educate our Fellows, and open exciting new research areas.

At Stony Brook, we aspire to meet the goals and challenges of our medical center’s slogan – “Home of the Best Ideas in Medicine.” Stony Brook Medicine is a strong and growing enterprise. Our new Pediatric Hospital and Research Tower opened in 2019, providing additional exposure and opportunities to our fellows. Our rich tradition of providing excellent care is manifested by our well-respected hand surgeons and our excellent patient outcomes. Our energetic, committed, diverse hand surgery faculty provide treatment for a very large patient population with the highest quality of care in all aspects of hand surgery. The privilege of educating future hand surgeons has led to tremendous achievements in our hand fellowship program, including national recognition for scholastic achievements like the 2016 AAOS Richard Brand Award. Our faculty and Fellows alike are continually engaged in continuing medical education, new teaching concepts (like teaching in our PGY-1 Surgical Skills Module), and novel research in our ever-changing field. As our institution expands, so too does our Hand Service, adding faculty and providing opportunities for our Fellows through new educational resources, outstanding rotation experiences, attending regional and national meetings, and preparation for a career in hand surgery.

I am pleased you are interested in our Hand Surgery Fellowship Program at Stony Brook Medicine. We are proud of the tradition we have established in patient care, research, and education.  We look forward to introducing you to all we have to offer.  

Samantha Muhlrad, MD
Assistant Professor 
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery