Orthopedic surgeon David H. Wei, MD, MS, of Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Specialists (ONS) in Stamford and Greenwich, was awarded the prestigious H. Kirk Watson, MD Founder’s Award by the New England Hand Society at its annual meeting on Friday December 4, 2015.
This award is one of many significant achievements by Dr. Wei, a fellowship-trained specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of hand and upper extremity conditions and injuries. His expertise includes diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as arthritis, upper extremity fractures, sports injuries of the hand, wrist and elbow, and nerve compression syndromes like carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndrome. He is surgically skilled in microsurgical nerve reconstruction and arthroscopic treatment of wrist and elbow disorders and has successfully treated many patients with Dupuytren’s contracture using Xiaflex, a non-operative injectable enzyme to treat a condition that causes the fingers to curl inward to the palm of the hand.
Dr. Wei earned his medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He did his internship and residency at the Columbia University Medical Center, and received Fellowship training in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Tufts University Medical Center, New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, MA. Dr. Wei joined the team of orthopedic specialists at ONS in September.