Physicians – Dr. Levaro

Dr. Fernando Levaro,a native of Acapulco, Mexico, obtained his M.D. from the Facultad de Medicina Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in Mexico City.

Dr. Levaro completed two post-graduate fellowships: Fellowship training in Hand and Microsurgery from the Christine M. Kleinert Institute in Louisville, Kentucky and a fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery from the University of Texas School of Medicine. He received part of his general surgery training at the University of Texas School of Medicine in Houston and his post-graduate training in Plastic Surgery from the Hospital Regional “20 de Noviembre” in Mexico City.

Dr. Levaro is a Clinical Instructor at the University of Texas School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. His current practice consists of treatment of disorders of the hand and upper extremity. Special interests include microsurgical reconstruction, soft tissue management, and treatment of peripheral nerve and arthritic disorders.

Fellowship Training

  • University of Texas-Houston Medical School, Houston, TX¡¤1999-2001Fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • University of Texas-Houston Medical School, Houston, TX¡¤1996-1998Fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery
  • Christine M. Kleinert Institute, Louisville, KY¡¤1994-1996Fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery

Post-doctoral Training

  • University of Texas-Houston Medical School, Houston, TX¡¤1998-1999General Surgery
  • J. Escamilla, MD-Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Mexico City¡¤1992-1994Postdoctoral Training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Hospital Regional ¡°20 de Noviembre¡±, Mexico City, Mexico¡¤1989-1992Residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Hospital Regional Leon, Leon Guanajuato, Mexico¡¤1988-1989General Surgery Training
  • Hospital General de Zona 1-A (Los Venados), Mexico City, Mexico¡¤1986-1987Internship

Education

  • Rush Presbyterian Hospital, Chicago, IL¡¤1992Review Course for USMLE I & II
  • Hospital Regional ¡°20 de Noviembre, Mexico City, Mexico¡¤1987-1988Surgical Research Service
  • Facultad de MedicinaUniversidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico¡¤1983-1987Medical Doctorate
  • Escuela Preparatoria No. 5, Mexico City, Mexico¡¤1982-1983Preparatory School

Awards

  • Certificate of Merit-Academic Achievement, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico. 1986
  • Certificate of Merit-Academic Achievement, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico. 1985

Publications and Research

  • Levaro F, Henry MH, Masson MV. Management of the Stiff Proximal Interphalangeal Joint. Journal of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. 3(2): 78-87¡¤2003
  • Simultaneous three flap reconstruction of extensive hand & finger degloving injury. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery 18(5):387-391¡¤2002
  • Comprehensive classification & treatment planning for traumatic wrist ligament injuries. Submitted for publication in Orthopaedics¡¤2002
  • Reperfusion Salvage Using Peri-arterial Sympathectomy for Crush Trauma. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery¡¤19(1):7-9 2003
  • Five step evacuation and release of the stiff digit with tendon acceleration rehabilitation. Accepted for publication in Journal of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand¡¤2002
  • Arthroscopic classification and management of scapholunate and lunotriquetral ligament injuries. Submitted for publication in Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma¡¤2002
  • Tendon acceleration: A new technique for managing tendon adhesions. Acccepted for presentation at the American Society of Hand Therapist, Ontario Canada¡¤September 2002
  • Free adipofascial flap interposition for pediatric post-traumatic forearm synostosis with closed head injury. Submitted for publication to Annals of Plastic Surgery¡¤2002
  • Volar approach to dorsal displaced fractures of the distal radius. Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery 5(1): 31-41¡¤2001
  • The role of the distal radiolulnar ligaments, interosseous membrane and joint capsule in distal radioulnar joint stability. JHS 25A(2): 341-351¡¤2000
  • Non Vascularized Hemi-Joint Transfers. Submitted to 63rd Annual American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery meeting¡¤1996
  • Umbilical Artery and Vein Grafts as Vascular Substitutes¡¤1987
  • Advantages and Disadvantages between the Green Method and an External Fixator for Distal Radial Fractures. Thesis for the Specialty in Plastic Surgery¡¤1991

National Presentations

  • Tendon Acceleration: A New Technique for Managing Tendon Adhesions. Presented at the ASHT Annual Meeting. Ottawa Canada¡¤2002
  • Instructional video, ¡°The Painful and Unstable Wrist, a multi-center video production of experts in the wrist demonstrating wrist ligament instability testing. Presented at the 66th annual AAOS meeting, Los Angeles, CA¡¤1999
  • The Role of the Distal Radioulnar Ligaments and Joint Capsule in the DRUJ Stability: A Biomechanical Study. Presented at the 52nd Annual ASSH meeting¡¤1997
  • The Role of the Distal Radioulnar Ligaments and Joint Capsule in the DRUJ Stability: A Biomechanical Study. Presented at the 8th Kleinert Institute Fellows Meeting¡¤1996
  • The Changing Face of Work Related Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Presented at the Annual Residents and Fellows Conference at the 51st Annual ASSH meeting, Nashville¡¤1996

Licensures and Certifications

  • Texas State Medical License ¨C 2001
  • Professional Medical License, Mexico -1990
  • Specialist Certificate in Plastic Surgery, Mexico -1992
  • ECFMG Certification -1996
  • USMLE Part I ¨C 1993
  • USMLE Part II ¨C 1993
  • USMLE Part III ¨C 2000

Memberships

  • Mexican Association of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery Houston Medical Society

Continued Medical Educations

  • 1992 47th Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Phoenix, AZ
  • 1992 American Society of Microsurgery , Phoenix, AZ
  • 1993 Arc Ventures-Course of Revision for USMLE
  • 1994 Course on Microsurgery at Dr. R. Acland¡¯s unit Louisville, KY
  • 1994 Congenital Anomalies of the Hand Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1994 49th Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1994 Regional Review Course in Hand Surgery. ASSH Cincinnati, OH
  • 1995 64th Meeting of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryMontreal, Canada
  • 1996 63rd Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Atlanta, GA
  • 1996 51st Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Nashville, TN
  • 1996 8th Kleinert Society Meeting, Louisville, KY
  • 1997 64th Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Francisco
  • 1997 St Lukes Symposium, Current concepts in upper extremity surgery, Houston TX
  • 2001 56th Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Baltimore, MD

Spoken Languages

  • Spanish (native language)
  • English
  • French
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