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Research interests

Dr. Michael Darowish's research interests include application of hand and upper extremity anatomy to commonly treated conditions.

Teaching and educational interests

Dr. Michael Darowish is involved in resident and medical student education to include hand and upper extremity anatomy, physical examination and surgical techniques.

Clinical interests

Dr. Michael Darowish is a hand and upper extremity expert. His practice is composed of tendon, nerve and musculoskeletal problems of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, including arthritis of the hand, wrist and elbow; carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome and other nerve compressions; DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis; trigger finger; tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) and other tendinopathies; Dupuytren’s disease; traumatic injuries of the upper extremity, including fractures and dislocations of the elbow, forearm, wrist and hand; and tendon or nerve injuries requiring repair or reconstruction.

Professional information

Subspecialty certification in Surgery of the Hand, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2014

Board-certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2011


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Hand and Upper Extremity, Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic


Orthopaedics, Residency, University of Rochester


Orthopaedics, Research Fellowship, University of Rochester


MD (Cum Laude), University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Chemistry, BA (Magna Cum Laude), Williams College


External positions

Member, Governing Board, Hershey Outpatient Surgery Center

2019 → …

Member, North American Hand Education Committee, AO North America

2015 → …

Member, Hand and Wrist Evaluation Committee, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

2014 → …


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