Faculty - Hand
Edward Akelman, M.D.
Chief, Division of Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery
Dr. Akelman's Professional Papers
Dr. Akelman is a graduate of Princeton University and Dartmouth Medical School. He completed his orthopaedic training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He subsequently completed a hand fellowship from Roosevelt Hospital. He is a past President for the New England Hand Society and the Rhode Island Orthopaedic Society. He is currently President of the American Association of Hand Surgery Fellowships. Dr. Akelman heads the section of the AAOS CME Committee in charge of all surgical skills training in hand and upper extremity. He currently heads the departmental committee responsible for the implementation and planning of the resident core curriculum for the department. His research interests include nerve compression syndromes of the upper extremities, carpal kinematics and radiocarpal injuries.
Manuel DaSilva, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Division of Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery
Dr. DaSilva's Professional Papers
Dr. DaSilva is a graduate of Rhode Island College and Brown University School of Medicine. After completing his orthopaedic residency at Brown University, he completed a fellowship at the National Center for treatment of the Hand and Upper Extremity in Baltimore. Before returning to Brown, Dr. DaSilva was a faculty member at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. In 1999, he received the Award for Best Scientific Event from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Dr. DaSilva's research interests include anatomical studies of the upper extremity and biomechanics of the hand and wrist.
Julia A. Katarincic, M.D.
Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery
Dr. Katarincic's Professional Papers
Dr. Katarincic is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine. She completed her orthopaedic residency at Brown University and a fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Katarincic practiced at the Mayo Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital before returning to Providence to join University Orthopedics in 2002. Dr. Katarincic is a member of the Division of Hand Surgery treating both adults and children with a variety of upper extremity problems with a special interest in congenital hand and brachial plexus injuries.
Arnold-Peter C. Weiss, M.D.
Hand and Elbow Surgery and Microvascular Surgery
Dr. Weiss's Professional Papers
Dr. Weiss received his B.A. in Human Biology and Engineering Physics and his Doctorate of Medicine from Johns Hopkins University. He performed his internship and residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He completed his Hand Surgery Fellowship at The Indiana Hand Center under the direction of Dr. James Strickland. He is the Director of the Microvascular Surgery Laboratory. His research focuses on carpal kinematics and artificial joint replacement in hand surgery. Dr. Weiss has authored over 100 peer-review journal publications, 40 book chapters and six books. He holds seven current patents for devices available nationally and internationally. He lectures internationally on clinical and experimental topics related to hand surgery. He has received the AOA North American Traveling Fellowship, AOA/ABC Traveling Fellowship, and the Sterling Bunnell Traveling Fellowship from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and associate editor of the Journal of Hand Surgery.