Meet Our Medical Team | Hand Microsurgery in Erie, PA

The medical staff of Hand Microsurgery have extensive experience in medical treatment of the hand and upper extremity. Whether you have a sports-related injury or a life-altering condition, we can ensure that you will be on the path to recovery in no time. By calling the office, our administrative staff will direct you to a physician or medical staff member that is able to guide you in the right direction.

 

John M. Hood, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon of the Hand and Upper Extremity
 
Phone: 814-456-6022
Fax: 814-455-4731

Certification

  • 1993 American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • 1993 Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery
  • 2012 Recertified ABOS & Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery 

Licensure
Pennsylvania 1989 – Present

Education
Undergraduate
Gannon University, Erie, PA (1978-1981), Erie, PA 16544
Bachelor of Science

Medical School
Hahnemann Medical University, Philadelphia, PA (1981-1985)

Post Graduate Training and Fellowship

  • 1985-1986 Transitional Year, Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA
  • 1986-1990 Residency, Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA
  • 1990-1991 Fellowship, Hand Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Current Appointments

  • 2001-2002 , Board Member, Hamot Surgery Center
  • Instructor in Orthopaedics, UPMC Hamot, Erie, Pennsylvania

Memberships

  • American Medical Association
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • Erie County Medical Society
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Society
  • American Society Surgery of the Hand
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery

Hospital Affiliations

UPMC Hamot
201 State Street
Erie, PA 16550

Hamot Surgery Center
200 State Street
Erie, PA 16505

St. Vincent Health Center
232 West 25th Street
Erie, PA 16544

St. Vincent Surgery Center
312 West 25th Street
Erie, PA 16502

Committees

  • Medical Information Systems Executive Committee – UPMC Hamot
  • Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee – UPMC Hamot

Local Teaching Activity

  • Trauma Lecture, "Amputations", Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA April 20, 1992.
  • Physical Therapy Lecture, "Hand Trauma", Gannon University, Erie, PA, October 5, 1992.
  • Physical Therapy Lecture, "Surgical Management: Reconstructive Surgery for the Arthritic Hand, Gannon University, Erie, PA, November 19, 1992.
  • Trauma Nurse Course, "Reimplantation", Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA, April 6, 1993.

Publications

  • Suprock, Mark D., Hood, John M., Lubahn, John D.: Role of Antibiotics in Open Fractures of the Finger. Journal of Hand Surgery, 15A:761-764, September 1990.
  • Hood, John M., Lubahn, John D.: Bipolar Coagulation at Different Energy Levels: Effect on Patency. Microsurgery, Vol. 15, No. 8, p.594, August 1994.
  • Lubahn, John D. and Hood, John M.: Fractures of the Distal Interphalangeal Joint. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, No. 327, June 1996.
  • Thomas, S., Altman, D., Lubahn, John D., Hood, John M.: Cross Leg Flap in a Bilateral Traumatic Amputee. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, Vol. 10, No.7, pp. 510-513, October 1996.
  • Lubahn, John D. and Hood, John M.: “Hand Arthrodesis,” Surgical Reconstruction of the Upper Extremity, Appleton & Lange, Paramount Publication, January 1999.
  • Crosby N, Hood J, Baker G, Lubahn J. Ring injuries of the finger: long-term follow-up. HAND May 28, 2014

Research Activities

2001 – Present: Efficacy of Oral Glycosamineoglycan Supplementation in Ameliorating Osteoarthritis of the Basal Joint, Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA. Investigators: John M. Hood, MD, John D. Lubahn, MD, FACS, Mary Beth Cermak, MD, David Ivance, MD and Timothy Cooney, MS.

Presentations

Suprock, Mark, Lubahn, John D., Hood, John M.: The Role of in Fractures of the Fingers. Presented at the 43 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Baltimore, Maryland, Sept. 14-17, 1988.

Hood, John M., Lubahn, John D.: Complications of Plate Screw Fixation in Open Finger Fracture. Presented at American Society of the Hand Meeting, September 1989, Seattle, Washington

Hood, John M., Lubahn, John D.: Patency of Trunk Vessels Following Bipolar Coagulation at the Branch-Trunk Junction in the Sprague Dawley Rat Model. Presented at the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, September 1990, Toronto, Canada.

Hood, John M.: 10th Annual O. Carlyle Brock Memorial Lecture. Management of Ring Injuries of the Finger: Microsurgical Salvage and Reconstruction. Erie, PA, October 10, 1997.

Hood, John M.: Twenty-Eighth Annual Meeting, Eastern Orthopaedic Association. Ring Avulsion: Microsurgical Salvage and Reconstruction. Scottsdale, Arizona, October 17, 1997.

Lubahn, J.D., Hood, John M. and Cermak, Mary Beth: Eastern Orthopaedic Association, 28th Annual Meeting,. “Treatment of Humeral Shaft Fracture with Concurrent Vascular Injury.” Scottsdale, Arizona, October 15-19, 1997.

Hood, John M.: “Hand Trauma”, Orthopaedic Conference, Hamot Medical Center, Erie, Pennsylvania, August 14, 1998.

Lubahn, John D., Hood, John M., Keverline, Jeffrey P. and Wiley, “Complications of Blatt Capsulodesis”

  • ASSH 16th Annual Residents and Fellows Hand Surgery Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 
  • September 9-10, 1998
  • ASSH 53rd Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN, September 10-12, 1998
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 66th Annual Meeting in Anaheim, CA, February 4-8, 1999.

Lubahn, John D., and Hood, John M.: “The in vitro Effectiveness of a Postural Orthotic Versus a Beta Blocker in Controlling Hand Tremor.” American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery Meeting, Kamuela, Hawaii, January 16-19, 1999.

Crosby N, Hood J, Baker G, Lubahn JD. Management of Ring Injuries of the Finger: Microsurgical Salvage and Reconstruction. Presented for verbal presentation at the 11th Annual New Technology in Upper Extremity Surgery, Cleveland, OH, June 5-7, 2011.

Hong T, Cermak MB, Hood J, Lubahn JD. Long term clinical outcomes of proximal row carpectomy. Presented for verbal presentation at the American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS) 2013 Annual Meeting, Naples, FL, January 9-12, 2013.

Poster Exhibits

  • Lubahn, John D., Hood, John M.: “Complications of Plate Screw Fixation in Open Finger Fracture,” presented at Hand Society Meeting, Seattle, Washington, September 1989.

CLINICAL TRIALS:

  • AUX-CC-856 A phase 3 open label study of the safety and efficacy of AA4500 in the treatment of subjects with Dupuytren’s Contracture 2007-2008.
  • AUX-CC- 857 858 A phase 3 open label extension study of the safety and efficacy of AA4500 in the treatment of subjects with Dupuytren’s Contracture 2008.
  • AUX-CC-860 Long term follow up of subjects treated with AA4500 in the AUX-CC 854, 856, 857, 858 studies 2010- present.
 
 

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