Trinity Health is pleased to welcome plastic, reconstructive and hand surgeon Joel Pessa, MD, FACS, to our surgical team. Dr. Pessa is board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery and fellowship trained in hand surgery. He welcomes the opportunity to restore function and appearance to patients with conditions related to trauma or illness.
A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical College, Dr. Pessa remained at UMass for his general surgery residency and went on to complete his fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Duke University. Later, he accomplished his hand fellowship at the prestigious Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery.
During his 30-plus years of practice, Dr. Pessa has served academic appointments at several teaching hospitals, including the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He’s been a leader in advancing research to enhance the safety of patients undergoing plastic surgery procedures. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Hand and Wrist Surgery
Hand and wrist surgery focuses on the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of conditions and problems affecting the hand, wrist and upper extremity.