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Dr. Fernando Levaro

Fellowship trained in Hand and Microsurgery. Experience in Upper Extremity Reconstruction with interest on Brachial Plexus, Nerve Injuries, Arthritis/Wrist Injuries. view 

Dr. Marcos Masson

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in Complex Shoulder Conditions and Nerve Compression Syndromes. view

Dr. Dushi Parameswaran

Board Certified in Sports Medicine and Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in conditions of the Shoulder, Elbow, Hip, Knee, Foot and Ankle. view 

Dr. Yevgeny Shuhatovich

Fellowship Trained in Plastic Hand Surgery specializing in Microsurgery, Peripheral Nerve Complex Hand/Wrist Reconstruction, Work Related Injuries and Congenital. view 

Dr. Amit M. Patel

Board Certified and Fellowship Trained in Plastic and Reconstruction. Specializing in Hand and Micro-surgery view 

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  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 1999-2001 Fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • University of Texas-Houston Medical School, Houston, TX 1996-1998 Fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery
  • Christine M. Kleinert Institute, Louisville, KY 1994-1996 Fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery
POST-DOCTORAL TRAINING
  • University of Texas-Houston Medical School, Houston, TX 1998-1999 General Surgery
  • J. Escamilla, MD-Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Mexico City 1992-1994 Postdoctoral Training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Hospital Regional 20 de Noviembre, Mexico City, Mexico 1989-1992 Residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Hospital Regional Leon, Leon Guanajuato, Mexico 1988-1989 General Surgery Training
  • Hospital General de Zona 1-A (Los Venados), Mexico City, Mexico 1986-1987 Internship
EDUCATION
  • Rush Presbyterian Hospital, Chicago, IL 1992  Review Course for USMLE I & II
  • Hospital Regional 20 de Noviembre, Mexico City, Mexico 1987-1988  Surgical Research Service
  • Facultad de MedicinaUniversidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico 1983-1987  Medical Doctorate
  • Escuela Preparatoria No. 5, Mexico City, Mexico 1982-1983 Preparatory 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 2001
  • Professional Medical License, Mexico -1990
  • Specialist Certificate in Plastic Surgery, Mexico -1992
  • ECFMG Certification -1996
  • USMLE Part I  1993
  • USMLE Part II  1993
  • USMLE Part III  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. Aclands 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