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E Gene Deune, M.D.

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Division Chief, Hand Surgery

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery


Languages: English, Taiwanese

Expertise: Arthritis of the Fingers, Arthritis of the Hand, Benign Tumors, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Congenital Hand Anomalies, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Dupuytren's Contracture, General Reconstruction, Hand Conditions, Hand Fractures, Hand Reconstruction, Limb Salvage Surgery, Microvascular Free Flap Surgery, Microvascular Reconstruction, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Peripheral Nerve Disorders, Polydactyly (extra fingers), Skin Cancer, Soft Tissue and Tendon Injuries of the Hand and Fingers, Syndactyly-Webbed Fingers, Tendonitis of the Fingers, Tendonitis of the Hand and Wrist, Upper Extremity Reconstruction more

Research Interests: Hand surgery; Microvascular surgery; Extremity tumor and reconstruction

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Dr. E. Gene Deune is an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery plastic and reconstructive surgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He serves as division chief of the Hand Division of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Deune has unique expertise in the preservation of limb form and function in patients with upper and lower extremity sarcomas, using advanced microsurgical techniques for vascular, nerve, muscle and tissue reconstruction. He is nationally and internationally recognized for his work and has given numerous talks, panels and instructional courses on hand and extremity tumors and reconstruction.

He sees patients with common hand conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome (median nerve compression) offering both minimal incision (endoscopic) and open carpal tunnel release. Other clinical areas include ulnar nerve compression at the elbow, tendinitis affecting the fingers and hands, hand arthritis, skin cancers affecting the hand, Dupuytren’s contracture, benign vascular and nonvascular tumors of the hand and fingers, ganglion cysts, and tendon transfers for nerve palsy. He also cares for children with common congenital conditions such as webbed fingers, congenital trigger thumb and extra fingers.

Dr. Deune’s research interests include hand surgery, microvascular surgery and extremity tumor and reconstruction.

He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery and plastic surgery residencies and the hand/microsurgery fellowship at Washington University.

Dr. Deune joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 1998 as a member of the Division of Plastic Surgery; he joined the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2008. more


  • Division Chief, Hand Surgery
  • Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Associate Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Centers & Institutes



  • MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (1989)


  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital / Surgery (1992)


  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital (1993)
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital / Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (1995)
  • Jewish Hospital of St Louis / Hand Surgery (1996)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery / Plastic Surgery (1999, 2007)
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery / Surgery of the Hand (2000, 2007)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Deune’s research interests include hand surgery, microvascular surgery and extremity tumor and reconstruction.

Selected Publications

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  1. Schubert C, Hui-Chou HG, See AP, Deune EG. "Corticosteroid injection therapy for trigger finger or thumb: a retrospective review of 577 digits." Hand (N Y). 2013 Dec;8(4):439-44. doi: 10.1007/s11552-013-9541-6.
  2. Schubert CD, Frassica FJ, Attar S, Deune EG. "CASE REPORT Rotational Vascularized Tibiaplasty After Oncologic Resection and Major Wound Healing Problems: A Novel Technique." Eplasty. 2013 Aug 19;13:e43. eCollection 2013.
  3. Ohkuma R, McCarthy EF, Deune EG. "Hereditary multiple exostoses in the hands and fingers: early presentation and early surgical treatment in family members. Case reports." Hand (N Y). 2011 Jun;6(2):209-16. doi: 10.1007/s11552-010-9307-3. Epub 2010 Nov 23.
  4. Faridian-Aragh N, Chalian M, Soldatos T, Thawait GK, Deune EG, Belzberg AJ, Carrino JA, Chhabra A. "High-resolution 3T MR neurography of radial neuropathy." J Neuroradiol. 2011 Dec;38(5):265-74. doi: 10.1016/j.neurad.2011.05.006. Epub 2011 Jul 22. Review.
  5. Shindle MK, Khosravi AH, Cascio BM, Deune EG, McFarland EG. "Surgical treatment of a tear of the pectoralis major muscle at its sternal origin. A case report." J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2007 Sep;89(9):2040-3.

Activities & Honors


  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society
  • American Association for Hand Surgery
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery, Diplomat
  • American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery Research Council

Professional Activities

  • Secretary, American Society of Reconstructive Mircrosurgery, 2011 - 2012

Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • Updates in Management of Entrapment Neuropathies
    Instructional Course , Waikoloa, Hawaii (01/14/2017)
    American Association of Hand Surgery, American Society of Peripheral Nerves and American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery,
  • Extremity Sarcoma 101: Achieving Excellence in Outcomes
    Instructional Course , 33rd Annual Meeting , Waikoloa, Hawaii (01/14/2017)
    American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
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