Dr. Lax Bhandari


Rodrigo Moreno, MD

Dr. Bhandari graduated from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore affiliated to Manipal Academy of higher education in India securing distinction and Gold Medal. He completed his General Surgery residency in 2011 followed by Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery residency in 2014; both at Calicut Medical College, India. He went on to do a fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Rotterdam Netherlands, sponsored by the Dutch Association of Facial Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Bhandari completed his fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery at Christine M Kleinert Institute in 2016 followed by senior fellowships in 2017 and 2018. He completed a fellowship in Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery at the University of Tennessee, Memphis 2019. In July 2019 Dr.Bhandari joined Kleinert Kutz and associates as a Hand surgeon. He was appointed Assistant Professor (Gratis) at the University of Louisville.

Dr. Bhandari’s interests include Hand trauma, Hand reconstruction, Congenital hand conditions, Tendon and peripheral nerves. His work has been published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Hand Surgery- Asia Pacific edition, European Journal of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, etc. He has received grants from the Plastic Surgery Foundation. Dr. Bhandari can speak English, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, and Konkani.


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