Left to right: Drs. Russell Moore, Christopher Forthman, Ryan Zimmerman, Neal Zimmerman, Raymond Wittstadt, Keith Segalman, James Higgins, Peter Innis, and Michael Murphy
Founded in 1987, the board-certified orthopedic and plastic surgeons of Greater Chesapeake Hand Specialists (GCHS), which has locations throughout the state, provide operative and non-operative treatments for nearly any problem of the upper extremity. Using advanced arthroscopic procedures and precise microsurgical and reconstructive skills, doctors perform free-tissue transfer and joint replacement as well as solving some of the most difficult shoulder, arm, wrist, elbow, and hand problems. The practice provides total care for acute trauma, burns, and infections, as well as for problems related to neurological disorders, arthritis, birth deformities, sports injuries, and work-related injuries. GCHS’s nine surgeons also have advanced training in the treatment of fractures, overuse injuries, and other disorders.
The practice’s physicians provide the majority of care for the patients of the Raymond M. Curtis National Hand Center at Union Memorial Hospital. The Center is the regional referral center for traumatic injuries of the upper extremity. Some of the GCHS orthopedic surgeons, plastic surgeons, and hand specialists have faculty appointments with multiple area hospitals.
Academic medicine is another important part of the culture at GCHS: Teaching medical students, residents, and fellows, conducting research studies, and writing journal articles are all part of the job for the practice’s physicians, who include Drs. Christopher Forthman, James Higgins, Peter Innis, Russell Moore, Michael Murphy, Keith Segalman, Raymond Wittstadt, Neal Zimmerman, and Ryan Zimmerman.
GCHS has six convenient locations in Bel Air, Clarksvillle, Eldersburg, Lutherville, Pasadena, and Westminster.
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