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Christopher L. Forthman, MD

Christopher L. Forthman, MD

Fellowship-Trained, Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery

Christopher L. Forthman, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a certificate of added qualifications in hand surgery. Dr. Forthman earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. He completed his general surgery internship at Massachusetts General Hospital and his orthopedic surgery residency at Harvard, where he served as a chief resident with an emphasis on complex shoulder, hand, and elbow surgery.

Dr. Forthman performed a hand and upper extremity fellowship at the Raymond M. Curtis National Hand Center at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He has received numerous professional awards and honors, including:

  • The Leonard Marmor Award for Highest In-Training Scores in the Harvard Orthopedic Program
  • Outstanding Research in Orthopaedic Surgery by the International Board of Shoulder Surgery, Washington, DC
  • Baylor Outstanding Achievement in Orthopaedic Research
  • Michael E. DeBakey Scholar Award

Dr. Forthman serves on clinical operations, emergency services, and research committees at Curtis National Hand Center. He hosts a weekly indications conference with orthopedic and plastic surgeons to review the management of complex upper extremity disorders.

Dr. Forthman has authored various book chapters and his many research studies are published in prestigious peer-reviewed medical journals. He presents locally and nationally on problems of the shoulder, hand and elbow.

Dr. Forthman is distinguished as a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and as an active member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He is also a member of the Maryland Orthopaedic Association.

Dr. Forthman speaks English and Spanish. He provides care at the following Greater Chesapeake Hand to Shoulder locations in Maryland:

James P. Higgins, MD

James P. Higgins, MD

Fellowship-Trained, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery

James P. Higgins, MD, is board certified in plastic surgery with a certificate of added qualifications in hand surgery. Dr. Higgins was named a 2012 Top Doctor by Baltimore magazine. He successfully completed the 2011 examination in the subspecialty of surgery of the hand.

Dr. Higgins earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He completed his plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at the University of Rochester. He performed a hand surgery fellowship at the Raymond T. Curtis National Hand Center at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore.

Dr. Higgins is the frequent recipient of professional awards and honors, including:

  • 2010 American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery Godina Traveling Fellow
  • 2010 American Society of the Hand Travelling Visiting Professorship
  • 2010 Inductee American Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • Golden Apple Teaching Award from the Hand Surgery Fellows at Curtis National Hand Center
  • Microsurgical Case of the Year Award: American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery

Dr. Higgins is the Chief of the Curtis National Hand Center at Union Memorial Hospital of Baltimore. As such, he has the responsibility of leading the clinical, administrative, research, and teaching functions at the prestigious Curtis National Hand Center.

His numerous research studies and clinical trial research projects are published in prestigious peer-reviewed medical journals. He is a sought-after national and international presenter and visiting professor. He is a member of many national societies and committees in the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, and the American Society of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Higgins is a founding member of the American Society of Reconstructive Transplantation and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American Association of Plastic Surgeons.

James P. Higgins, MD, provides care at the main office of Greater Chesapeake Hand to Shoulder in Lutherville, Maryland.

Peter C. Innis, MD

Peter C. Innis, MD

Fellowship-Trained, Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery

Peter C. Innis, MD, is president of Greater Chesapeake Hand to Shoulder, as well as a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and hand surgeon. Dr. Innis was named by Baltimore magazine as a 2012 Top Doctor. He successfully completed the 2011 examination in the subspecialty of surgery of the hand.

Dr. Innis earned his medical degree at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He performed his general surgery internship and orthopedic surgery residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital, followed by a hand and microvascular fellowship at the Raymond M. Curtis National Hand Center.

Dr. Innis holds the positions of attending surgeon at Curtis National Hand Center, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, and assistant professor at the Department of Orthopaedics at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He has served on the hand policy committee at the Raymond Curtis National Hand Center and the MedStar Union Memorial Hospital Board of Directors. He has also served as secretary/treasurer, vice chief of staff and chief of staff on the MedStar Union Memorial Hospital Medical Executive Committee. He currently serves on the Johns Hopkins Garrett Board.

Dr. Innis is the author of several book chapters about hand surgery and numerous research articles that are published in peer-reviewed journals. He is a sought-after national presenter.

Dr. Innis is a member of many professional societies, including the Maryland Orthopaedic Association where he formerly served as president and vice-president, Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Society, Baltimore County Medical Society, American Association for Hand Surgery, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, New Millennium Hand Club, and Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland.

Peter C. Innis, MD provides care at the following Greater Chesapeake Hand to Shoulder locations in Maryland:

J. Russell Moore, MD

J. Russell Moore, MD

Fellowship-Trained, Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery

J. Russell Moore, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and hand surgeon. Dr. Moore earned his medical degree at State University of New York, Downstate. He completed an internship in general surgery and residencies in orthopedic surgery and served as chief resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He performed a hand surgery fellowship at the Raymond M. Curtis National Hand Center at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Moore is an associate professor at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He has expertise and special interest in joint replacement surgery of the elbow, shoulder and hand.

Dr. Moore has more than 65 research studies and research abstracts published in numerous peer-reviewed medical journals. He has authored 10 book chapters. Dr. Moore has been a regular invited national presenter since 1972.

Dr. Moore is a member of the Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association, Maryland Orthopaedic Society, Hand Study Society, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Orthopaedic Research Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, and Baltimore Medical Society.

J. Russell Moore, MD, provides care at the following Greater Chesapeake Hand to Shoulder locations in Maryland:

Michael S. Murphy, MD

Michael S. Murphy, MD

Fellowship-Trained, Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery

Michael S. Murphy, MD, is board certified in orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Murphy voluntarily recertified his credentials. He earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester in New York. He completed a general surgical internship, research fellowship in surgery, general surgical residency, and orthopedic surgical residency (as chief resident), at the New York City University Medical Center. Dr. Murphy performed a hand surgery fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Dr. Murphy holds appointments as Assistant Program Director of Hand Fellowships at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital and assistant professor, Department of Orthopedics at Johns Hopkins Medical School in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Murphy is the recipient of several graduate medical education awards. He serves on several committees, including:

  • Graduate Medical Education Committee, Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Hand Policy Committee, Union Memorial Hospital (Chairman)
  • Research Committee, Union Memorial Hospital
  • Hand Fellowship Committee, Union Memorial Hospital
  • Surgical Performance Committee, Union Memorial Hospital

Dr. Murphy is distinguished as a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and as a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the Maryland Orthopaedic Society and American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Murphy is the author of orthopedic book chapters, and his numerous research studies are published in peer-reviewed medical journals. He is a sought-after invited national presenter.

Dr. Murphy spearheads of a team of volunteer medical professionals to the Dominican Republic twice a year. There, he provides surgery and orthopedic care for patients with a variety of injuries, ranging from burns to violence-related injuries. Read more in the press release.

Michael S. Murphy, MD, provides care at the following Greater Chesapeake Hand to Shoulder locations in Maryland:

Keith A. Segalman, MD

Keith A. Segalman, MD

Fellowship-Trained, Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery

Keith A. Segalman, MD, is board certified in orthopedic surgery and microvascular hand surgery and has voluntarily recertified his credentials. He was named by Baltimore Magazine as a 2012 Top Doctor. Dr. Segalman earned his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery internship and orthopedic surgery residency at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, NY.

Dr. Segalman performed his hand surgery and microvascular fellowship at the Raymond Curtis National Hand Center, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Segalman holds the appointment of assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He is an editor for the Journal of Hand Surgery and serves on the editorial board for Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery.

Dr. Segalman's administrative positions include:

  • Past President, Maryland Orthopaedic Society
  • Past President, Curtis National Hand Associates
  • Web Site Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Chairman, Public Awareness Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Publications and Products Advisory Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Dr. Segalman is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Medical Association, Maryland Orthopaedic Association, and Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland. He participates in and publishes a significant amount of orthopedic research in peer-reviewed journals. He is a national presenter.

Dr. Segalman participated in medical missions to Guyana on repeated occasions.

Keith A. Segalman, MD, provides care at the following Greater Chesapeake Hand to Shoulder locations in Maryland:

Raymond A. Wittstadt, MD

Raymond A. Wittstadt, MD

Fellowship-Trained, Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery

Raymond A. Wittstadt, MD, is a partner of Greater Chesapeake Hand to Shoulder, as well as a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and hand surgeon. Dr. Wittstadt earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. He completed his general surgery internship and orthopedic surgery residency at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He performed a hand and upper extremity surgery fellowship at the Raymond Curtis National Hand Center, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Wittstadt also holds a Master of Public Health (MPH). He began his medical career as a physician assistant, adult nurse practitioner, and clinical nurse. Dr. Wittstadt is a veteran of the United States Army and recipient of an Army Commendation Medal. He served as a major in the United States Army Reserve Medical Corps.

Dr. Wittstadt serves on several professional committees, including:

  • Performing Arts Medical Committee, Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland
  • Medical Complaint Review Committee, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Board of Physicians
  • Orthopaedic In-training Examination Committee and Evidence-Based Medicine Committee, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Dr. Wittstadt is distinguished as a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Medical Association, American Public Health Association, Maryland Orthopaedic Association, and Performing Arts Medicine Association. His research is published in peer-reviewed journals, and he is a national presenter. He has a special interest in the medical problems of performing artists.

Dr. Wittstadt serves his community in the capacity of co-director of his church's folk music group and chairman of his church's youth group.

Raymond A. Wittstadt, MD, provides care at the following Greater Chesapeake Hand to Shoulder locations in Maryland:

Neal B. Zimmerman, MD

Neal B. Zimmerman, MD

Fellowship-Trained, Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery

Neal B. Zimmerman, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and hand surgeon and has voluntarily recertified his credentials. Dr. Zimmerman earned his medical degree from Abraham Lincoln College of Medicine at the University of Illinois. He completed his general surgery internship and orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he served as chief resident.

Dr. Zimmerman performed a fellowship in hand, upper extremity, and microvascular surgery at the Raymond M. Curtis National Hand Center, Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Zimmerman is the recipient of many awards, including the Dr. and Mrs. Elven J. Burkheiser Award for Orthopaedic Research from the Institute of Medicine in Chicago.

Dr. Zimmerman holds the position of clinical instructor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland and attending hand surgeon and faculty at Curtis National Hand Center, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Zimmerman is distinguished as a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland, Baltimore City Medical Society, and Maryland Orthopaedic Society.

Dr. Zimmerman has published a significant amount of research in peer-reviewed journals and presented nationally. In addition, he has participated in missions to Guyana on three occasions, as well as in Finland and the United Kingdom.

Neal B. Zimmerman, MD, provides care at the following Greater Chesapeake Hand to Shoulder locations in Maryland:

Ryan Zimmerman, MD

Ryan M. Zimmerman, MD

Fellowship-Trained, Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Ryan M. Zimmerman, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in conditions of the hand, wrist, shoulder and elbow in adults and children. He earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Harvard.

In Boston, Dr. Zimmerman served as the Chief Orthopedic Resident at Massachusetts General Hospital and subsequently completed a hand and upper extremity fellowship at the Curtis National Hand Center at Union Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Zimmerman’s interests include complex conditions of the hand, wrist, shoulder, and elbow in adults and children. He has numerous publications in renowned scientific journals and has spoken on a variety of topics at national and international meetings.

Dr. Zimmerman is the recipient of numerous awards, including: 

  • New England Hand Society H. Kirk Watson, MD Founder’s Award
  • New England Orthopedic Society Kilfoye Award
  • H.V.P. Wilson Award

Dr. Zimmerman is actively involved in the teaching of residents and fellows and conducts clinical and biomechanical research projects. He provides care at the following Greater Chesapeake Hand to Shoulder locations in Maryland: 

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