Department of Surgery faculty members, both physicians and scientists, are world-renown in their subspecialties. Faculty members are passionate in their clinical care and research practices, as well as being mentors for medical students and trainees. The department also invests significant funds to provide protected time and lab space for junior faculty to perform research.

Rachel Lefebvre

Rachel Lefebvre

Assistant Professor Of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery
HC2 - 1520 San Pablo Street, #2000 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

Horseshoe abscess of the hand with rice bodies secondary to mycobacterium avium intracellulare infection Clin Imaging. 2020 Jul; 63:24-29. . View in PubMed

Characteristics of Iatrogenic Nerve Injury from Orthopedic Surgery Correlate with Time to Subspecialty Presentation Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2020 Mar; 8(3):e2678. . View in PubMed

Management of Critical Bone Defects Instr Course Lect. 2020; 69:417-432. . View in PubMed

Peripheral nerve injury with Nexplanon removal: case report and review of the literature Contracept Reprod Med. 2018; 3:15. . View in PubMed

Bridge Plate Failure with Extensor Tendon Injury: A Case Report and Literature Review Case Rep Orthop. 2018; 2018:3256891. . View in PubMed

Rachel E. Lefebvre, MD, is an assistant professor of clinical orthopaedic surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Dr. Lefebvre is an orthopaedic hand surgeon who specializes in the treatment of hand and wrist injuries, arthritis and post-traumatic reconstruction. She has a special interest in brachial plexus injury, peripheral nerve disorders and microvascular reconstruction of the
upper extremity.

Dr. Lefebvre graduated from Harvard College in Cambridge, MA, with a BA in biochemical sciences with honors and from Albany Medical College in Albany, NY, with an MD, cum laude. She completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and completed a hand and microvascular fellowship in the USC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.

Her philosophy is to treat patients with compassion and to partner with them, moving toward the shared goal of optimized function and wellness. Dr. Lefebvre is actively involved in teaching as well as scientific research focusing on hand and wrist trauma, peripheral nerve injury, brachial plexus disorders and microvascular reconstruction of the upper extremity.
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