Hand and Microvascular Surgery

Problems of the hand and elbow may include nerve compression syndromes such as carpal tunnel syndrome; degenerative or systemic arthritic conditions, traumatic injuries, tumors and congenital deformities. Careful physical examination is essential, but X-rays, electrical studies (EMG) and advanced imaging techniques such as MRI may be required to complete the diagnosis. Many problems can be treated with conservative care consisting of splinting and therapy.  When indicated, surgical procedures can be utilized to relieve pain, restore function and strength or improve motion of the hand.  Microsurgery may be an integral part of the treatment plan.

Dr. Ahmed is an orthopaedic hand surgeon who specializes in the treatment of the acutely injured arm and hand (fractures, tendon and nerve injuries).   He performs arthroscopic procedures for the wrist shoulder, and elbow as well as surgery for arthritis, nerve compression and congenital deformities.   Dr. Ahmed also specializes in reconstructive surgeries of the upper extremity and is fellowship trained in the latest state of the art microsurgical techniques.


Michael Vosbikian, MD is an orthopaedic surgeon at Rutgers North Jersey Orthopaedic Institute (NJOI) and is an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) specializing in hand, upper extremity and microvascular surgery. Dr. Vosbikian is also the assistant program director for the residency and the director of the core orthopaedic curriculum for Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Vosbikian holds positions as an attending physician at University Hospital in Newark, NJ and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

Dr. Vosbikian is currently a member of the following professional societies:

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons American Society for Surgery of the Hand American Association for Hand Surgery AOTrauma North America He is also the recipient of several awards, including:

Everett J. Gordon Award for Clinical Achievement Philip Syng Physick Research Award (2015) Philip Syng Physick Research Award for (2013) Mark D. Chilton Award for Compassion through Care Jerome M. Cotler and Phillip J. Marrone Leadership Award Dr. Vosbikian has published a number of papers in peer-reviewed orthopaedic and hand surgery journals, as well as numerous textbook chapters. In addition, he has given invited lectures at local, regional and national meetings and has current research interests and projects that include:

Elbow, wrist, and hand biomechanics
Biomechanics of fracture constructs
Industrial accidents and workers’ safety Ballistics and gunshot-related injuries Brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injury and reconstruction

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Irfan Ahmed, MD

Irfan Ahmed, MD

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics


Mark C. Reilly, MD
Michael Vosbikian, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics