History of Hand Surgery

The hand is one of the most complex parts of the body and a hallmark of what makes us human. Watch the video and learn about the fascinating history of hand surgery, hear an inspiring patient story and find out more about the Joseph H. Boyes Hand Fellowship.


The Boyes Hand Surgery Fellowship offers a truly comprehensive training experience in all aspects of hand surgery. The fellowship is based at Los Angeles General Medical Center and Keck Hospital of USC. A close relationship with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles increases exposure to congenital problems.

Fellows gain extensive experience in trauma, microvascular, congenital, rheumatoid problems, and burns. A microsurgical laboratory allows fellows to practice supervised microsurgical techniques.

Weekly conferences include a lecture presentation, review of journals and case presentations. Visiting guest speaker lectures are also scheduled throughout the year.

Each fellow is required to complete at least one scientific paper suitable for publication in a major journal and presentation at a national meeting.

The fellowship is open to board-eligible orthopaedic, plastic or general surgeons. A valid California medical license is required.

Fellowship Information

Milan Stevanovic, MD, PhD
Boyes Hand Fellowship Program Director

Duration: One year

Stipend: $93,092.78/yr plus benefits *Effective 10/1/23

Location: Los Angeles General Medical Center and Keck Medical Center of USC

Applying for the Fellowship

This ACGME-accredited fellowship is filled through the National Residency Matching Program.

The application portal is located at http://www.assh.org/.



For more information, contact:

Christine Curry
Boyes Hand Fellowship Program Coordinator