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 Extremity


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

Joshua Richards, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Jeffrey Yao, MD


Shoulder & Elbow

Geoffrey Abrams, MD

Associate Professor

Emilie Cheung, MD

Associate Professor

Michael T. Freehill, MD

Associate Professor