Dr. Edward Akelman, MD

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Dr. Edward Akelman, MD


Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

University Orthopedics Inc 2 Dudley St Ste 200, Providence, RI 02905 Get Directions
(401) 457-2124

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I truly enjoy caring for patients and teaching young physicians and surgeons how to become better doctors Teacher of the...Read more

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Dr. Akelman's Performance
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  • Office environment
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (5)
Barrington, RI |
Dr. Akelman diagnosed my condition accurately and provided excellent care. I am now pain free thanks to his diagnostic and surgical skills.
in Providence, RI |
Dr Akelman is a great listener and the best Dr. I would certainly recommend him to my friends. He takes the time with his patients and shows so much compassion.
The best
in Westerly, RI |
Compassionate, great listener, explained all details
in Bristol, RI |
Dr. Akelman has such a nice way about him, he is very knowledgable and told me everything I needed to know about the surgery on my office visit. The office was busy but I did not have to wait long at all! Everyone that I dealt with was very nice, kind and helpful. When I left the office that day, I just knew I had come to the right Doctor. I felt very comfortable with Dr. Akelman. The day of the surgery, it went very smoothly, again every one was so kind. Dr. Akelman did a great job. Healed
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Dr. Akelman says...

I truly enjoy caring for patients and teaching young physicians and surgeons how to become better doctors

Teacher of the Year 3 times Brown Lifespan Orthopedics

Chairman and Professor Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Lifespan Health System Department of Orthopedics

Past President American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Dr. Akelman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Rhode Island not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


  • Medical School
    Dartmouth College

    Graduated in 1978

  • Internship Hospital
    Yale New Haven Hosp-Yale U Sch Med

    Completed in 1979

  • Residency Hospital
    Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Completed in 1980

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Roosevelt-St Lukes Hosp

    Completed in 1984

  • Undergraduate School
    Princeton U

    Graduated in 1975

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Basal Thumb Joint Reconstruction
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Ligament Reconstruction and Tendon Interposition (LRTI) for the Thumb
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrist Fusion