Hand & Upper Limb Center

No matter the problem affecting the hand, wrist, shoulder or elbow, specialists with the Robert A. Chase Hand & Upper Limb Center are available to provide a comprehensive evaluation and customized treatment plan. The center features a team of physicians and hand therapists with experience and expertise in a wide range of hand conditions, including:

  • Arthritis of the thumb, hand and wrist
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome and radial tunnel syndrome (nerve entrapment)
  • Fracture or dislocation of wrist, hand, distal radius and distal ulna
  • Trigger finger
  • Tendinitis of hand, wrist and elbow
  • Sports-related injuries of the hand or wrist
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Ganglion cysts and tumors of the hand and wrist
  • Tendon, nerve and blood vessel injuries (replantation surgery)
  • Vascular disease and circulatory disturbances in the hand
  • Work-related injuries and conditions
  • Hand problems resulting from stroke, cerebral palsy and spinal cord injuries
  • Infection

In addition, our faculty are renowned experts in pediatric hand care, with a special emphasis on congenital pediatric hand deformities and obstetrical (birth) palsies. These services are available at our sister institution, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.

Hand & Upper Exremity


Chief of Hand & Upper Extremity

Amy Ladd, MD

Chief of Hand & Upper Limb Surgery, and the Robert A Chase Hand Center at Stanford, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery


Margaret Cooke, MD

Clinical Instructor

Brady Evans, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Robin Kamal, MD

Associate Professor

Jeffrey Yao, MD


Shoulder & Elbow

Geoffrey Abrams, MD

Associate Professor

Emilie Cheung, MD

Associate Professor

Michael T. Freehill, MD

Associate Professor