Dr. Claude Muresan


Claudiu Muresan, MD

Dr. Muresan graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland in 2005. During his time there, he was granted a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowship for his genetics research. He went to medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and graduated in 2010. He then trained and completed his general surgery training at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD, in 2016. During his training, he scored in the ninety-fifth percentile on national exams and was awarded the Viresh Patel Award for outstanding knowledge and commitment to patient care. He then came to Louisville and completed a fellowship at the University of Louisville in Plastic Surgery in 2019. During this time, he was awarded the Clinical Excellence Award in 2018 for his dedication to patient care and the Teaching/Mentoring Award in 2019 for his devotion to teaching junior resident’s surgical skills. During his plastic surgery training, he was exposed to hand surgery and became fascinated with the field. He subsequently completed a fellowship in Hand Surgery at Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery in 2020 and then stayed on as faculty.

Dr. Muresan has a passion and dedication to patient care. He believes it is an undeniable privilege and honor to use surgery to restore patients functionally. He believes in using evidence-based medicine when dealing with clinical scenarios and has authored over a dozen publications in both plastic and hand surgery to help further the fields. He has always been in the world of academics and continues to teach future surgeons.

His special interests include decompression of carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel and other upper extremity neuropathies, upper extremity fracture fixation, thumb, hand, and wrist arthritis, as well as cosmetic plastic surgery and reconstructive plastic surgery.


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