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Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery • Male • Age 53

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Dr. Avena's Experience


  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Endoscopic Hand Surgery
  • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Tendon Transfer
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injuries
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Hand Pain
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Pain

Background Check for Dr. Avena

0 Malpractice Claims

  • No malpractice history found for California.
  • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

  • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Awards & Recognitions


Media & Publications

  • American Society of Transplantation Trainee Travel Award, 2000
  • George Washington University Medical Center :Ralph G. DePalma Award for Excellence in Research., 1999
  • Washington Academy of Surgery Residents Competitive Forum 1st Place Award, 1998
  • Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, Peter B. Samuels Essay Award 1st Place, 1999
  • George Washington University Medical Center, Ralph G. DePalma Award for Excellence in Research., 1998
  • George Washington University. University-wide Residents Research Award 1st Place in Basic Science Research, 1999
  • George Washington University, University-wide Residents Research Award 1st Place in Clinical Science Research, 1998

Education & Training

Medical School

National University Of Mexico, (Unam) School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1989

Internship Hospital

National Autonomous University Of Mexico / Faculty Of Medicine
Complete in 1987
Rush University
Complete in 1990

Residency Hospital

Brooklyn Hospital
Complete in 1994
George Washington University / School of Medicine And Health Sciences
Complete in 1996
University of Connecticut
Complete in 2003

Fellowship Hospital

University Of Louisville
Complete in 2004
Veterans Administration Medical Center, Dc
Complete in 1999

Other Education

George Washington University/ V.A. Medical Center (Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship In Vascular Surgery)
Complete in 1999
George Washington University/ V.A. Medical Center, (Vascular Surgery Post-Doctoral Research Felowship In Vascular Surgery)
Complete in 1999
University Of Connecticut/ Harford Hospital (Fellowship In Critical Care)
Complete in 2003

Languages Spoken by Dr. Avena & Staff

  • English
  • Spanish

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