Christopher Dy, MD, MPH, FACS
Dr. Dy (dee) is a board-certified orthopedic hand surgeon with subspecialty expertise in brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injury. He graduated from the combined BS/MD program at the University of Miami, where he also obtained an MPH degree. Dr. Dy completed his orthopedic surgery residency and postdoctoral research fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and a fellowship in hand surgery at Washington University Orthopedics. He has received additional training in brachial plexus and peripheral nerve surgeries at leading centers in India, China, Taiwan, Thailand, and Sweden. Dr. Dy is currently an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine and holds a secondary appointment in the Division of Public Health Sciences. Dr. Dy’s research program has two main areas of focus: (1) improving delivery of care for patients with brachial plexus injuries and (2) addressing disparities in access to orthopedic care. He has received research funding from the National Institutes of Health (Career Development Award), Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation (Young Investigator Award and Orthopaedic Health Disparities Award), American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand, and other sources. Dr. Dy was the 2019 ASSH Richard H. Gelberman Scholar, was the 2018 recipient of the ASSH J. Leonard Goldner Pioneer Award, and was recently named “Clinical Teacher of the Year” by Washington University School of Medicine’s Class of 2021. He has published over 90 peer-reviewed articles and co-edited the textbook “ASSH Surgical Anatomy: Nerve Reconstruction”. Dr. Dy co-hosts “The Upper Hand: Chuck and Chris Talk Hand Surgery” podcast, which receives over 1300 downloads each week, and is co-moderator for FIRSTHAND, the ASSH online master class in hand surgery. Dr. Dy is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.