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Hand Program

  • Date: 11/1/2011

Two highly skilled surgeons from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, including the Chief of Orthopaedic Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, have joined the newly expanded hand program at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital providing area patients with greater access to outpatient treatments and surgical services in Needham.

Charles S. Day, MD, Chief, Orthopaedic Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, and the 2011 recipient of the coveted Sterling Bunnell Award in Hand Surgery, and his colleague Tamara D. Rozental, MD, hand and upper extremity surgeon, will compliment the long-standing services and surgery of Arnold M. Savenor, MD, who has been delivering care in Needham for many years.

"The combined experience of this nationally recognized team of experts brings an extraordinary level of care to our community," commented BID-Needham President and CEO John Fogarty. "These three specialists will provide full service care for all hand, wrist, and elbow injuries and diseases including sports injuries, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. The program also provides diagnostic imaging, casting and rehabilitation, all within the convenient location of the Needham community. "

All three surgeons are board certified in orthopaedic surgery and orthopaedic hand surgery.

The Hand Program at Beth Israel Deaconess-Needham has offices at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham, 148 Chestnut Street in Needham. Dr. Arnold Savenor will continue to see patients at his office at 300 Chestnut Street in Needham, just one block from the hospital. There is plenty of free parking at both locations.
To make an appointment with The Hand Program at Beth Israel Deaconess-Needham please call 781-453-5700.

The Team

Charles S. Day, MD
Charles S. Day, MDDay is the Chief of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at BIDMC and Director of the Orthopaedic Curriculum at Harvard Medical School. He is also an associate professor at the medical school. His clinical interests include: hand surgery, carpal tunnel syndrome, work related hand/ wrist injuries, wrist reconstruction, wrist/hand arthroscopy, and wrist/hand joint replacement. Day is the 2011 recipient of the Sterling Bunnell Award in Hand surgery from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He is the first orthopaedic hand surgeon from Boston to receive this award which sponsors one hand surgeon per year in the development of national and international relationships which contribute to his pursuit of higher learning. Day was recently named a Top Doctor in Hand Surgery by US News and World Report. Day earned his MD from The University of California, San Francisco; he completed his orthopaedic residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and received an additional hand surgery fellowship from Washington University in St. Louis.

Tamara D. Rozental, MD
Tamara D. Rozental, MDRozental is a hand and upper extremity surgeon at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an Assistant Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Rozental's clinical interests include hand surgery; wrist and carpal reconstruction, and elbow reconstruction. She has a special interest in women's health including osteoporosis and fragility fracture care. Rozental received her MD from Weill Medical College of Cornell University, completed her residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and her fellowship in Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Arnold M. Savenor, MD
Arnold M. Savenor, MDSavenor is a hand and upper extremity surgeon with Needham Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. He is an assistant professor, orthopaedic surgery at Boston University School of Medicine and is also on the faculty at New England Baptist Hospital. Savenor's interests include minimally invasive treatment of nerve entrapment syndromes such as carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome, hand and wrist fractures, Dupuytrens disease, elbow pain, work related hand and elbow injuries and sports related hand and elbow injuries. He has been listed two years in a row in Boston magazine's annual list of Top Doctors in Hand Surgery and this year was also named US News and World Report Top Doctor in Hand Surgery. Savenor is a graduate of Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at New York University and his Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship at the University of Miami.