John D. Hand, M.D.
John Hand, MD is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in care of the upper extremity. He earned his medical degree from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse. His residency followed at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hand then completed a fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Western York. He is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic surgery (ABOS).
Dr. Hand evaluates and treats disorders from the elbow to the fingertips, simple to complex, in the adolescent and adult population primarily. Each patient is given undivided attention, a thorough explanation of the condition, and instruction on different treatment options. His approach to treating patients has always been one of shared decision making, such that the plan of care aligns with the patient's preferences and values.
Dr. Hand has been recognized by Castle and Connolly as a regional "top doctor” for over fifteen consecutive years. He believes in supporting the greater Sarasota community with educational efforts and volunteerism. Like his partners, Drs. Schofield and Bright, he has been a clinical assistant professor for the Florida State University College of Medicine since 2005. He has also provided volunteer surgical services for the uninsured via the Sarasota Memorial Hospital Community Medical Clinic throughout his career.