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Research interests

Dr. Alexander Payatakes has been academically active throughout his career. His research interests include wrist biomechanics and reconstruction, vascularized bone grafting, nerve injuries, microsurgery and hand anatomy. His academic endeavors have led to publications in international peer-reviewed journals and Hellenic journals, as well as multiple textbook chapters.

Teaching and educational interests

Dr. Alexander Payatakes’ educational interests include upper extremity anatomy, hand pathology/surgery and microsurgery, and he has been honored for his investment in both teaching and learning from residents, medical students, fellows and nurses in the classroom, lab, clinic and operating room.

Clinical interests

Dr. Alexander Payatakes is a hand, wrist, upper extremity and microsurgery expert. His practice is composed of nerve, tendon and musculoskeletal problems of the hand, wrist and elbow, to include carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome and other nerve compressions; trigger finger; DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis; tennis elbow and other tendinopathies; tendon and nerve repairs, reconstructions and transfers; Dupuytren’s disease; fractures and ligamentous injuries of the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow; wrist arthroscopy; arthroplasty of the hand and wrist; microvascular repair and grafting; and congenital differences.

Professional information

Board-certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2019

Board-certified, Hellenic Orthopaedic Board, 2005

Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Member, Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society

Member, Piedmont Orthopaedic Society

Education/Academic qualification

Hand, Elbow and Shoulder Surgery, Fellowship, Allegheny General Hospital


Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery, Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center


PhD, University of Ioannina

… → 2006

Residency, University Hospital of Ioannina


Internship, University Hospital of Patras


MD, University of Patras School of Medicine


External positions

Manuscript Peer Reviewer, Injury Journal

2020 → …

Manuscript Peer Reviewer, Journal of Hand Surgery

2019 → …

Manuscript Peer Reviewer, Scientific Reports

2018 → …

Manuscript Peer Reviewer, Hand Journal

2016 → …


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