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Penn Flap Course for Hand and Microsurgery Fellows and Residents

Human Tissue Lab

Saturday, December 3, 2016 7:30am-4:30pm
Sunday, December 4, 2016 7:30am-3:00pm

University of Pennsylvania Human Tissue Laboratory
212 Stemmler Hall
3450 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Course Description

This two-day course is designed for hand and microsurgery fellows and residents interested in pursuing surgery of the hand. The emphasis will be on cadaver in sections for local, regional and free tissue transfer procedures that are tailored for the upper extremity as well as microneural surgery that includes common nerve transfers and brachial plexus approaches. This is an unprecedented opportunity for hand and microsurgery fellows and residents to be exposed to the details and nuances of these procedures using fresh cadavers and taught by premier hand and microvascular surgeons from across the United States.

Curriculum to include:

Local and intrinsic flaps of the hand
FDMA, Moberg, heterodigital, homodigital, dorsal phalangeal

Pedicled and free flaps of the forearm and upper arm
Radial forearm, reverse radial forearm, posterior interosseous, ulnar artery perforator, lateral arm

Distant flap
Latissimus/circumflex system, serratus anterior, scapular/parascapular, ALT/lateral femoral circumflex system, groin flap, gracilis, peroneal artery perforator

Bone flaps
Medial femoral condyle, fibula, toe transfer

Functional muscle transfer and inset
Latissimus, pectoralis major, gracilis

Brachial plexus approaches
Supraclavicular, infraclavicular

Nerve transfers
Spinal accessory to suprascapular, Oberlin’s, triceps to axillary, distal AIN to ulnar motor

Guest faculty to include:

Martin Boyer, MD, FRCS - Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Detlev Erdmann, MD, PhD, MHSc - Duke University Medical Center
Nicholas Haddock, MD - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Geoffrey Hallock, MD - Lehigh Valley Hospital
Timothy Shane Johnson, MD - Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Neil Jones, MD - UC Irvine Medical Center
E. G. Melissinos, MD - Memorial Hermann Hospital Houston
Lee Osterman, MD - Philadelphia Hand Center
Chris Pederson, MD, FACS - Texas Children’s Hospital
Milan Stevanovic, MD, PhD - Keck Medicine of USC

Perelman School of Medicine Faculty

L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS - Course Chair
David Bozentka, MD - Ben Chang, MD - Ben Gray, MD - Stephen Kovach, MD
Ines Lin, MD - David Steinberg, MD - Eric Zager, MD

Registration Information

To register, please download and complete the registration form provided in the link below.

Download registration form

Please submit your completed form along with your payment by mail to:

Penn Flap Course 2016
c/o Lorna Muramoto
Penn Medicine University City
3737 Market Street, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Please provide your payment in the form of a person check or money order payable to:

Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania

Hotel Information

We have reserved a block of rooms offered at a discounted rate at two locations near us.

Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel
3549 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215.387.800
Fax: 215.387.7920

Homewood Suites by Hilton
4109 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215.382.1111
Fax: 215.382.4444

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be confirmed in writing by November 1, 2016 for registration fee refund. An administrative fee of 30% of the total registration will be retained. Refund requests after November 1, 2016 will not be accepted and “no shows” are not eligible for refunds.

For additional information, please contact Lorianne Kish at or Lorna Muramoto at

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