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Posts by Abhiram R. Bhashyam, MD, PhD


Dr. Abhiram R. Bhashyam is a fellowship-trained hand and upper extremity surgeon who brings expertise in performing a wide range of surgeries, from simple to complex, to help patients regain meaningful function of their hands and arms. He understands the deep impact hand and arm problems can have on patients' lives—treatment begins with partnering with patients to provide individualized care to achieve the best possible outcomes, whether surgery is needed or not.

Dr. Bhashyam received his BS in Biomedical Engineering and Applied Math & Statistics at The Johns Hopkins University, where he graduated with the highest honors. He received his MD from Harvard Medical School and completed his residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program, where he served as a chief resident. He then completed a Hand and Microvascular Surgery Fellowship at the University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, and Seattle Children's Hospital. Dr. Bhashyam also earned an MPP from Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a PhD at Utrecht University in the Netherlands.

Guided by his drive to improve clinical outcomes, Dr. Bhashyam has won several prestigious research awards at national and international meetings and is widely published in peer reviewed academic journals. He is passionate about ensuring optimal patient outcomes while training the next generation of residents and medical students. In recognition of his clinical care, research and teaching, Dr. Bhashyam received the James H. Herndon Award for resident teaching and mentoring and Best Clinical Thesis award upon graduation from residency. He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Association's Emerging Leaders Program, American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) and American Academic of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).

Dr. Bhashyam's goal is to help patients get back to what they enjoy most, often using a multidisciplinary approach. His clinical interests include hand/wrist/elbow fractures, complex traumatic and post-traumatic reconstruction of the upper extremity, nerve injuries and reconstruction (including brachial plexus injuries), treatment of stiff or unstable elbows, wrist and elbow arthroscopy, joint replacement or reconstruction for hand/wrist/elbow arthritis and pediatric hand surgery. Many of his patients also see him for old injuries that never properly healed, debilitating pain or nagging injuries that impair quality of life.

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