Dr. Wint is at the Hand Center of Western Massachusetts in Springfield, MA in the field of Hand Surgery. He has been with the Hand Center since 1992 when he began taking call on the Baystate Hand service in hand and wrist surgery. Dr. Wint attended the University of Pennsylvania, graduating with a bachelor's degree in Biochemistry and a minor in English. His medical education, completed in 1986 was at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. After completing his medical school education at P & S, Dr. Wint interned in general surgery for one year and completed a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. His orthopedic training included electives at Children's Hospital in Philadelphia and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC. Following his Chief Residency year he spent one year as a fellow in Hand Surgery and Musculoskeletal Microsurgery at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine. There his fellowship was undertaken with physicians working at the Hand Center or Western New York. Dr Wint believes strongly in patient education and in presenting information in a logical and intuitive fashion. He is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and in the past served on the patient and public education committee, the Public Awareness Committee and the Public Education Committee. Here he has used his expertise in communication to help further public awareness of hand and upper extremity problems. Dr. Wint will continue these goals through work on the website commitee for the ASSH and encourages everyone to visit the patient education site of the hand society at Handcare dot org He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and even more information is available is available on his AAOS web page. He is also a member of the New England Hand Society. As a member of the American Medical Society, the Massachusetts Medical Society and the Hampden District Medical Society, Dr. Wint served as a delegate to the Massachusetts Medical Society for several years and was on the executive committee of the Hampden District. Dr. Wint is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine and a Clinical Instructor of Orthopedic Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is licensed in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York. Dr. Wint Has received recognition for several years now from patient reviewed websites. This has included a 5 year anniversary patient's choice award ( 2008-2013) and a compassionate doctor award for 2010-2014. . He has been named in 2013 as a Top Ten Doctor. Dr WInt is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for 2012-2015, with his online profile here. Dr WInt has extensive experience treating traumatic injuries. He is currently on the full time staff at Baystate Medical Center. At Baystate as a hand and wrist surgeon, Dr. Wint participated in ER call as a member of the Hand Service for fifteen years. He has extensive experience with late reconstruction of hand and upper extremity injuries as well as with trauma and acute care. Dr Wint has considerable experience treating children. At Shriner's Hospital in Springfield he is on staff where he cares for children of all ages with a wide range of congential hand and upper extremity differences as well as clincal issues. Through Shriner's he participates in local as well as overseas hand clinics, and is a lecturer in a series of twice monthly conferences on "Congenital and Pediatric Hand and Upper Extremity Problems." He applies this in an online forum for families of children with Congenital Hand and Upper Extremity Differences called limb where he has answered questions for families for many years. Dr. Wint also has privileges at Mary Lane Hospital in Ware, where the Hand Center has a part time satellite office as well as Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton and Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. He has just been granted privileges at Johnson Memorial Medical Center in Stafford Springs, CT. and the Hand Center's Connecticut satellite office is now open in Enfield. He does much of his outpatient surgery at The Pioneer Valley Surgicenter which is directly below the Hand Center offices in Springfield where he serves on the board. Dr. Wint was also formerly the medical director for Novacare Rehabilitation in Springfield for many years. In addition to his strong clinical experience in trauma, reconstruction and childrens issues, he is especially interested in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, including Endoscopic carpal tunnel release, as well as Peripheral Nerve Compression, Hand Fractures and Wrist Fractures, and Tendon Injuries. Dr. Wint also offers needle aponeurotomy NA or Incisional fasciotomy for Dupuytren's Disease. As a hand surgeon in Western Massachusetts with a wealth of experience treating Dupuytren's disease he is able to offer treatment for Dupuytren's with Xiaflex, a collagenase injecton, as well. The Hand Center has been offering Xiaflex for Dupuytren's for approximately 6 years for select patients who meet the indications. He has been prominently featured on HealthTAP a socially enabled online forum for medical advice which now also offers virtual online hand consults. His interest in Workers Compensation care has been demonstrated in his presentations to th]Case Management Society of New England as well as his understanding of what a privilege it is to be trusted to treat an injured worker. Dr. Wint has presented at national meetings with topics ranging from endoscopic carpal tunnel release to congenital hand problems. His poster presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic of Surgeons entitled "Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release avoiding pitfalls and complications" was used by the manufacturer of the Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery device for educational talks throughout North America. He has written several articles published locally and appeared on local news and radio and for over twenty years has been promoting hand safety in our community including Doctors on Call, Safe Kids of Western Massachusetts and The Safety Council of Western Massachusetts. He is responsible for efforts towards reducing snow blower injuries,pumpkin cutting injuries and industrial hand injuries among others. Some of his campaigns to reduce injuries to the hand in the home and at work have received national exposure and international recognition. He has authored a poster exhibit titled "Power Saw Injuries of the Hand" at the annual meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand in Seattle, WA. He is devoted to promoting ongoing safety and the prevention of hand injuries in our community. SInce 2008 Dr. Wint has had a series of Hand Surgery Podcasts to better explain the role of surgery to his patients. His most popular podcast deals with Dupuytren's Disease, especially Needle Aponeurotomy and Xiaflex and additional podcasts discuss Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery.There is also a recent release of an excerpt of Dr. Wint being interviewed about athletic Wrist injury on FAN 590 Toronto. These Hand Surgery Podcasts are available in iTunes and can be heard on a mobile app for iOS called HANDCAST. Dr. Wint has also released a copy of his Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery Handout. He is active with social media as a means to improve patient communication and promote education regarding hand surgery using Twitter @drwint , Facebook and others. He has been rated highly by other doctors Most recently Dr. Wint has been a google glass explorer and is seeking to use the device to bring together many of the informational and technological pathways that he has pursued for patient educatoon, healthcare instruction, documentation and ultimately improving the care that is delivered. Finally, Dr. Wint is also the creator and publisher of HandFedApps with several iphone (iOS) and Android marktplace apps regarding the latest peer reviewed literature in Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. These applications are used by physicians,PAs, health care providers and trainers throughout the world in the field of bone, tendon and soft tissue problems to read peer reviewed literature. He has also published an app in iOS called HandMD for his patients with iphones or iPads
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Dr. Wint is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine and a Clinical Instructor of Orthopedic Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is licensed in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York. Dr. Wint is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and in the past served on the patient and public education committee. Recently he was named to the Public Awareness Committee and to the Public Education Committee. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Dr. Wint's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
Malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Orthopedic Hand Surgery
Pediatric Hand Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Wint's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Amniotic Band Syndrome
Arthritic Conditions of the Upper Extremity
Arthritic Metacarpophalangeal (MCP) Joints
Arthritis of the Finger
Arthritis of the Hand
Arthritis of the Wrist
Bowler's Finger Syndrome
Brachydactyly - Elbow, Wrist Dysplasia
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Congenital Hand Anomaly
De Quervain's Disease
Distal Radius Fracture
Finger Joint Sprain
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
Hand Ligament Rupture
Hand Muscle Strain
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
Osteoarthritis of Wrist
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Polydactyly Syndrome Middle Ray Duplication
Radial Tunnel Syndrome
Rheumatoid Arthritis of Hand and Wrist
Rupture of Ulnar Collateral Ligament of Thumb
Thumb Absence - Hypoplastic Halluces
Thumb Basal Joint Arthritis
Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at Wrist
Ulnar Nerve Injuries
Upper Extremity Fracture
Wear and Tear Arthritis
Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
Carpal Tunnel Release
Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
Congenital Hand Surgery
De Quervain's Release
Digital X-Ray (CDR)
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
Endoscopic Hand Surgery
Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
Hand Tendon Repair
Hand and Elbow Microvascular Surgery
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Microvascular Surgery
Joint Reconstruction Surgery
Joint Replacement Surgery
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Nerve Block, Somatic
Peripheral Nerve Block
Reconstructive Hand Surgery for Quadriplegic Persons
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Simple Fracture Care and Casting
Tendon and Bursa Injection
Trigger Finger Release
Upper Extremity Reconstruction
Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
Wrist and Forearm Tenotomy
1 Malpractice Claim
Settlement : 10/19/2015
Amount or Range: Above Average
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How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
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Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
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If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University Of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons
Medical School | Graduated 1986
Robert Wood Johnson University Hosp Umdnj-Rwjms
Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
Robert Wood Johnson University Hosp Umdnj-Rwjms
Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
Hand Ctr Wstn Ny/U Buffalo
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Dr. Wint has no awards or honors listed.
Media & Publications
Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity:
Peimer CA (ed), 1996
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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