The newest specialty service available at Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare-Chelsea is evaluation and treatment by a hand and microvascular surgeon teamed with an occupational therapist.
Beginning May 2,
Dr. Peter Kim will see patients in Chelsea every Wednesday from 8:30 am to 12:30 p.m. Dr. Kim is a member of the
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the
Roberta and Stephen R. Weiner Department of Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Joining Dr. Kim at Chelsea is Crystal Sannella, OTR/L, an occupational therapist at BIDMC, who will work with patients to provide pre- and post-surgical intervention along with other supportive rehabilitative services.
Dr. Kim performs hand and wrist surgery, wrist arthroscopy, peripheral nerve surgery, reconstructive microsurgery and treatment of fractures. His clinical interests include peripheral nerve repair and regeneration, post-traumatic limb salvage, nonoperative treatment of Dupuytren's disease and return to work after fractures of the hand and wrist.
A graduate of Brown University Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island, Dr. Kim came to BIDMC from the University of Seattle in Washington, where he completed a fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery. Prior to this fellowship, Dr. Kim completed residencies in general surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Kim speaks Korean.
"We are thrilled to welcome this team and bring patients the benefit of their expertise and comprehensive approach," says Kelly Orlando, executive director for ambulatory services. "It is another example of our wonderful partnership with the Department of Surgery."
Patients can schedule appointments by calling