Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center was founded with the vision of delivering the highest quality patient care, providing the most respected postgraduate upper extremity training, and maintaining a work environment that provides satisfaction, pride, and excellence. Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center's mission is to be the premier provider, educator, and innovator in the prevention and treatment of upper extremity disorders.
Memberships American Society for Surgery of the Hand Leadership Positions 2008- Member of ASSH Clinical Trials and Outcomes Committee 2007- Associate Editor, Journal of Hand Surgery 2015- Associate Editor, Techniques in Orthopaedics (TIO) Hand Editorial Board Awards 2007 OTA: Assessment of a novel silver antimicrobial coating for orthopaedic trauma hardware 2002 OREF: Gata-1 Megakaryocytes: a novel osteoinductive pathway for promoting bony healing in a rat critical sized defect model 2002 AOA Marshall Urist Award: Gata-1 Megakaryocytes: a novel osteoinductive pathway for promoting bony healing in a rat critical sized defect model. Peer-Reviewed Publications Means KR, Rinker BD, Higgins JP, Payne SH, Merrell GA, Shaw Wilgis EF. A Multicenter, Prospective, Randomized Pilot Study of Outcomes for Digital Nerve Repair in the Hand Using Hollow Conduit Compared With Processed Allograft Nerve. HAND (AAHS) February 17, 2016. 10.1177/1558944715627233. Brody MJ, Merrell GA. The Effect of Progressive Extensor Retinaculum Excision on Wrist Biomechanics and Bowstringing. J Hand Surg Am. 2015 (Dec;40(12):2388-92. Journal article not indexed in Medline: Slade, Joseph F. Merrell, Gregory A. Minimally invasive management of scaphoid fractures.Operative Techniques in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.9(4), Nov 2002: 143-150. and many more Reviewer: Journal of Hand and Microsurgery Journal of Hand Surgery Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery