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Felicity Fishman

Felicity G. Fishman, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
Languages Spoken:
  • English

Felicity Fishman, M.D., is a hand and upper extremity surgeon at Shriners Children's Chicago. She also serves as an associate professor in the department of orthopedics and rehabilitation at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago.

Dr. Fishman specializes in hand surgery and conditions such as brachial plexopathy, brachial plexus, carpal tunnel syndrome and congenital hand deformities. Prior to coming to Chicago, Dr. Fishman spent four years at the Yale University School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Children's Hospital in their hand and upper extremity services. She was named a "Best Doctor" by New Haven Living magazine. She was also an attending hand surgeon at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in West Haven, Connecticut.

Dr. Fishman has published numerous research and book contributions, and has given presentations in her areas of specialty, including brachial plexus, hand, wrist and upper extremities. She is an associate editor of Journal of Hand Surgery and a guest editor for the Techniques in Orthopaedics issue on Congenital Upper Extremity (Published March 2019). She serves as a reviewer for Techniques in Orthopaedics (Pediatrics, Hand/Wrist/Elbow). Dr. Fishman is also a past contributor to the Yearbook of Hand and Upper Limb Surgery.

She has been interviewed and quoted in numerous publications including The Washington Post and The Chicago Tribune, and has been featured on The CBS Evening News and Scripps News.

Dr. Fishman is a former collegiate lacrosse player and was captain of the Division III National Championship team from Middlebury College.

Pediatric Care


More About Me

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics - Hand Surgery
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery - General
Education and Training

Medical Education
New York Medical College
Valhalla, NY

Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC
United States of America

Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC
United States of America

University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Children's Hospital of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

Academic Positions and Locations

Loyola University Medical Center
Associate Professor

Leadership and Memberships
  • 2021-Present: Diversity Director, Dept. of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine
  • 2021-Present: AAOS Committee on Professionalism
  • 2019-Present: ASSH Resident Education Committee
  • 2018-Present: AAOS Hand & Wrist Committee
  • 2015-Present: Board Certified, ABOS
  • 2016-Present: Subspecialty Certificate for Surgery of the Hand
Editorial Positions
  • 2020-Present: Associate Editor, Journal of Hand Surgery
  • 2017-Present: Guest Editor, Techniques in Orthopaedics
  • 2015-Present: Reviewer, Techniques in Orthopaedics (Pediatrics, Hand/Wrist/Elbow)
  • 2014-Present: Reviewer, Journal of Hand Surgery
  • 2012-2015: Contributor, Yearbook of Hand and Upper Limb Surgery
  • 2020: Co-Author, "Digital Dislocations and Ligament Injuries", ASSH Surgical Approaches: Pediatric Trauma
Awards and Honors
  • 2015-2016, Best Doctor, New Haven Living Magazine
  • 2014, Ruth Jackson Orthopedic Society; 2015, Alexandra J. Kirkley, MD, Academic Traveling Fellowship
  • 2006, The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Award, New York Medical College
  • 2006, The William Cullen Bryant Award, New York Medical College
  • 2005-2006, President, New York Medical College Student Senate
  • 2004-2005, Vice President, New York Medical College Student Senate
Providers Academic Works And Presentations Accordion Title
  • Presentation: AAHS Virtual Sessions Webinar Series - Time to Reoperation After Pollicization (1/2021)
  • ePoster: AAHS Annual Meeting - Surgical Trends in the Treatment of Wrist Arthritis: Proximal Row Carpectomy (PRC) versus Scaphoid Excision and Intercarpal Arthodesis (4CF) (1/2019)
  • ePoster: AAHS Annual Meeting - Who's Treating Pediatric Supracondylar Humerus Fractures (1/2019)
  • Presentation: New England Hand Society Annual Meeting - Digital Salvage of Transposition of Adjacent Race Components
  • Poster: 25th Anniversary Congress on Women's Health (Academy of Women's Health) - Inclusion of Females and Sex-Specific Data Analysis in Orthopedic Research: Evaluation of Publications from the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery from 2009-2013 (3/2017)


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