Founding Members

  • James Steichen

    James Steichen, MD

    Served as hand and orthopedic surgeon in US Army. Performed first thumb to toe transfer in midwest.

  • Berish Strauch

    Berish Strauch, MD

    Professor Emeritus at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Coauthored “Atlas of Microvascular Surgery”.

  • Julia Terzis

    Julia Terzis, MD

    Pioneer in brachial plexus and facial reanimation. Two-time recipient of the James Barrett Brown Award.

  • James Urbaniak

    James Urbaniak, MD

    Performed first toe replant at Duke. Editor of "Microsurgery for Major Limb Reconstruction".

  • Allen Van Beek

    Allen Van Beek, MD

    Served as an aviation surgeon in Vietnam. Replanted two fingers on an infant lost during c-section.