The Jackson Health System/Jackson Memorial Hospital Hand Fellowship, in affiliation with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, offers two positions available to board-eligible general surgeons, plastic surgeons and orthopedic surgeons who wish additional training in the evaluation and management of upper extremity problems. Trainees’ benefit from our in-depth experience in the full breath of hand surgery, from the common to the complex. In addition to a busy clinical service, fellows will benefit from a comprehensive teaching curriculum and mentorship in research. Both positions are a one-year training program, running from July 1 through June 30 each year.

The University of Miami – Division of Plastic Surgery Hand Fellowship has full accreditation. Applications for the Hand Surgery Fellowship are due on January 31st.

ACGME Accredited: Yes
Residents or Fellows per year: 2
Duration: 1 year
Postgraduate Training Required: Successfully completed General Surgery, Plastic Surgery or Orthopaedic Residency
U.S. Citizenship Required: No

Residents/Fellows who have graduated our program in the last 10 years obtained faculty positions at: N/A

Teaching Hospitals:

  • JMH
  • UMH
  • Miami VA
  • JMHS

Please submit the following in your application packet:

  • Completed Universal Hand Fellowship Application (pdf)
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Medical school transcript
  • Copy of USMLE Steps I, II, and III scores
  • Three letters of recommendation, including one from your program director
  • E-mail address where we can contact you

Application Deadline
Through CMMP of NRMP match

The teaching curriculum has been carefully structured to cover the entire spectrum of hand surgery in a series of weekly conferences. These conferences are the joint responsibility of the fellows and faculty on the hand surgery service. They are held on Monday morning at the Miami VA.  The discussions involve presentations following the American Society for Surgery of the Hand’s “Crucial elements in hand surgery” presentations and are typically case-based, with didactic lectures as well.

Furthermore there are plastic surgery grand rounds on Wednesday mornings, didactic conferences on Thursday mornings and journal club’s monthly.

Board Exam Requirements
Board Eligible

Educational & Other Experience

Each fellow is expected to participate in research during the year culminating any either a presentation at a national meeting or a publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Numerous opportunities are available to participate in research projects with Core faculty.

Call is taken from home and each fellow takes about 10 days of call per month.

Zubin Panthaki, MD
Zubin Panthaki, MD
Program Director

Teresa Shipman
Division Administrator

Phone: (305) 243-4500
Fax: (305) 243-4535