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Scott David Lifchez, MD

Director, Hand Surgery Service, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Associate Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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Titles

  • Director, Hand Surgery Service, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Section Chief, Plastic Surgery at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Associate Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Centers & Institutes

  • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Expertise

Arthritis, Arthritis of the Fingers, Arthritis of the Hand, Brachial Plexus Injuries, Carpal Injuries, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Congenital Hand Anomalies, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Dupuytren's Contracture, Facial Reanimation, Hand and Peripheral Nerves, Hand Fractures, Hand Reconstruction, Hand Surgery, Limb Salvage Surgery, Microsurgical Tissue Transfer, Microvascular Free Flap Surgery, Microvascular Reconstruction, Microvascular Surgery, Nerve Compression, Nerve Injury, Plastic Surgery, Polydactyly (extra fingers), Reconstruction After Skin Cancer, Reconstructive Surgery, Soft Tissue and Tendon Injuries of the Hand and Fingers, Syndactyly-Webbed Fingers, Tendinitis of the Hand, Fingers, and Wrist, Tendon Transfer, Tumors, Benign, Ulnar Neuropathy, Upper Extremity Reconstruction

Research Interests

Assessing the effect of chronic pain on outcomes of carpal tunnel surgery.; Assessing education methods of surgeons and non-surgeons in management of hand disorders; Assessing the impact of chronic non-hand pain on response to hand surgery procedures

Biography

Dr. Scott D. Lifchez is an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He serves as director of Hand Surgery Service and section chief of Plastic Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He specializes in surgical treatments for injuries and chronic conditions of the hands and fingers.

Dr. Lifchez received his medical training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago in 1999. He conducted a residency in plastic surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee in 2005, and in 2008 completed a fellowship in hand surgery at Curtis National Hand Center of Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore.

He is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. He is certified in plastic surgery and surgery of the hand.

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships

American Society for Surgery of the Hand
American Society of Plastic Surgeons 
American College of Surgeons 

Additional Resources

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  • Education +

    Training

    • University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago ( Chicago IL) (1999)

    Residencies

    • Medical College of Wisconsin / Plastic Surgery ( Milwaukee WI) (2005)

    Fellowships

    • Curtis National Hand Center - Union Memorial Hospital / Hand Surgery ( Baltimore MD) (2006)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Plastic Surgery / Surgery of the Hand (2008)
    • American Board of Plastic Surgery / Plastic Surgery (2007)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    In his research and clinical practice, Dr. Lifchez focuses on the surgical treatments, particularly plastic and reconstructive surgeries, for injuries and chronic conditions of the hands and fingers, including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, nerve damage and compression in the hands and fingers, congenital hand anomalies and tendonitis.

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    1. Cooney CM, Redett Iii RJ, Dorafshar AH, Zarrabi B, Lifchez SD. “Integrating the NAS Milestones and Handheld Technology to Improve Residency Training and Assessment.” J Surg Educ. 2014 Jan-Feb;71(1):39-42. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2013.09.019
    2. Wimmers EG, Lifchez SD. “Intercostal artery-based rectus abdominis muscle flap for groin reconstruction.” J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2013 Dec 12. pii: S1748-6815(13)00670-0. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2013.11.015. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available
    3. Rada EM, Shridharani SM, Lifchez SD. “Spontaneous atraumatic extensor pollicis longus rupture in the nonrheumatoid population.” Eplasty. 2013;13:e11. Epub 2013 Feb 28.
    4. Follmar KE, Lifchez SD. “Palmar contracture.” Eplasty. 2013;13:ic5. Epub 2013 Jan 18. No abstract availabl.
    5. Lifchez SD, McKee DM, Raven RB 3rd, Shafritz AB, Tueting JL. “Guidelines for ethical and professional use of social media in a hand surgery practice.” J Hand Surg Am. 2012 Dec;37(12):2636-41. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2012.10.002
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    Locations

    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    4940 Eastern Avenue
    A Room 520
    Baltimore, MD 21224
    Phone: 410-550-0407
    Appointment Phone: 443-997-9466
    Fax: 410-550-1808
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    Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
    601 N. Caroline Street
    Baltimore, MD 21287
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    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Hospital Main Entrance - Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
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    4924 Campbell Boulevard
    White Marsh, MD 21236
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    Department/Division

    • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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