Welcome to Stanford Hand Surgery

at the Robert A. Chase Hand & Upper Limb Center

Our Center

The Robert A. Chase Hand & Upper Limb Center is a collaboration between two units within Stanford University's School of Medicine: the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Surgery.

Our multi-disciplinary approach allows for comprehensive care of the hand and upper limb. The combined talents and perspectives of our faculty members foster the exceptional teaching and research integral to center's mission.

In addition to a world-class patient care, our faculty are among the leading researchers, teachers, and clinicians in the field of hand surgery.

A home for research and the sharing of ideas, the Robert A. Chase Center often hosts conferences and lecture series, holds special educational events, and administers the prestigious Stanford Hand & Upper Limb Fellowship program. 

Robert A. Chase Hand & Upper Limb Center
Innovators in Hand & Upper Limb Research

Hand & Upper Limb Fellowship

Health Care


Project Spotlight: Rodin's Hands

The Rodin Hand Surgery project was a unique collaboration between Cantor Art Museum, Stanford Hand Surgery, and the Division of Anatomy. Using computer technology, Rodin's hand sculptures were scanned and remade as computer generated graphics. Dr. James Chang, instructor of the seminar course, Surgical Anatomy of the Hand, uses these computer generated Rodin Hands to teach students hand anatomy, hand reconstruction, tissue engineering research, and transplantation.