WellSpan Medical Education

WellSpan York Hospital Hand Fellowship

Officially recognized by the Accredited Counsel for Graduate Medical Education, the WellSpan York Hospital Hand Fellowship offers a one-year program with comprehensive education in surgery of hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder.

Exceptional Teaching Staff

Five staff attendings include two microvascular hand surgeons, two plastic surgeons, and a fellowship trained shoulder and elbow surgeon, who, together, allow for complete fellow education and experience.


The fellow will have four rotations of three months each to allow maximal exposure to all staff attendings. Inpatient care, outpatient clinical care, surgical care of the patients, and on-call responsibilities are all integrated into the fellowship. Opportunities for rotations at University of Maryland/Baltimore Shock Trauma to enhance the trauma and microvascular experience allows a unique understanding of care of the traumatized upper extremity as well as microvascular flap coverage of traumatic soft tissue injuries.


During the fellowship year the fellow will be expected to prepare a research project with the help and guidance of one or more of the attending staff. The research project must be submitted to a peer reviewed journal as part of the curriculum.


A Level One trauma center, York Hospital, is the flagship teaching facility for trauma cases in the upper extremity. Two other facilities, a dedicated orthopaedic/neurosurgical hospital and an outpatient surgical center offer the entire spectrum of upper extremity care.


The WellSpan York Hospital Hand Fellowship program became part of the NRMP match starting in 2015.Applicants from orthopaedic, plastic surgery, and general surgery residencies will all be considered.  To appy, please send:

  • Universal Fellowship Application with Personal Statement
  • Current CV
  • Three letters of recommendation

To Laurel Lewis-Markle Llewis-markle6@wellspan.org

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