Dr. Jaimie Shores is a founding member of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Hand Transplant Program, serving as clinical director of hand transplantation. Before his appointment at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Shores was a core member of the University of Pittsburgh Hand Transplant Program and co-investigator on the IRB-approved clinical study using a novel immunomodulation protocol for hand allotransplantation, which resulted in the first bilateral hand transplant and the first arm transplant in the United States, and the most hands transplanted in the country.
In addition to hand transplantation, Dr. Shores performs general plastic and reconstructive surgery and specializes in microsurgery and surgery of the hand and upper extremity. With his combined orthopedic and plastic surgery hand and upper extremity fellowship training, he is an expert on fractures of the forearm, wrist, and hand, as well as vascular, tendon and nerve injuries and conditions. He also sees general hand surgery conditions such as carpel tunnel syndrome, trigger finger and arthritis.
Dr. Shores also has a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in the Subspecialty of Surgery of the Hand.