Our Physicians

Thomas W. Wolff, MD

Thomas W. Wolff, MD

Dr. Wolff is the past Program director of the Christine M. Kleinert Fellowship in Hand Surgery. He graduated from Indiana University in 1969 and received his postgraduate training in Orthopedics at Charlotte Memorial Hospital in North Carolina. He served as a Christine M. Kleinert Hand Fellow in 1976.

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Tsu-Min Tsai, MD, FACS

Tsu-Min Tsai, MD, FACS

Dr. Tsai graduated from National Taiwan University, Republic of China, in 1961. He received postgraduate training at both National Taiwan University Hospital and the University of Louisville Hospital. Dr. Tsai served as a Christine M. Kleinert Hand Fellow in 1976. He is now Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Louisville.

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Margaret Napolitano, MD, FACS

Margaret Napolitano, MD, FACS

Dr. Napolitano graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine in 1993 where she received the Outstanding Student Plastic Surgery Department Award. She completed a general surgery residency in 1998 at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. She then completed a plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship at the University of Florida Department of Surgery in 2000.

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Huey Y. Tien, MD

Huey Y. Tien, MD

Dr. Tien graduated from Chung Shan Medical University Taiwan in 1986. He completed Orthopedic residency at Taiwan Tao-Yuan General Hospital in Taiwan. He served a one-year fellowship as a clinical fellow with the Christine M. Kleinert Institute and one year as a senior fellow.

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Tuna Özyurekoglu, MD

Tuna Özyurekoglu, MD

Dr. Özyurekoglu graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey in 1994. He completed Orthopedics and Traumatology residency in Ankara Emergency Care and Traumatology Hospital in 1998. He is certified in Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology by the Turkish Ministry of Health. He completed a hand and microsurgery fellowship at Manus Hand Surgery Center, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Rodrigo Moreno, MD

Rodrigo Moreno, MD

Dr. Moreno graduated from the Colombian School of Medicine “Bosque University” in 1993. He then completed a residency in Orthopedic and Trauma surgery where he received a National Research Award. In 2001, he completed a one-year fellowship at the Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery.

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Sunil Thirkannad, MD

Sunil Thirkannad, MD

Dr. Thirkannad graduated from Bangalore Medical College, India in 1991. He subsequently completed his Residency in Orthopedic Surgery in 1996 where he was awarded the Lupin Gold Award and Natarajan Gold Medal. He obtained a Masters Degree in Orthopedic Surgery in 1996 and was certified by the National Board of Examinations in 1997. He completed a Fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery from the National University of Singapore in 2003 and from the Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery in 2004.

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Michelle D. Palazzo, MD

Michelle D. Palazzo, MD

Dr. Palazzo is a board certified plastic surgeon who earned two degrees in engineering from the University of Illinois and received her medical degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in 1999. She then completed a residency in General, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at St. Louis University.

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Elkin J. Galvis, MD

Elkin J. Galvis, MD

Dr. Galvis was born in Bogota, Colombia. He graduated from the National University School of Medicine in 1999. He then joined the Colombian Air Force where he worked for three years in active duty as a medical commissioner officer.

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Scott Farner, MD

Scott Farner, MD

Dr. Farner was born and raised in the north suburbs of Chicago, Il. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago where he was subsequently employed as a molecular biologist. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria prior to pursuing his training in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Louisville.

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