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Micah Sinclair

Micah K. Sinclair, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
Languages Spoken:
  • English

Micah K. Sinclair, M.D., attended Georgetown University for both her undergraduate degree in chemistry and her medical degree. Dr. Sinclair believes strongly in the ideal of "cura personalis," which Georgetown University Medical School embodies. It simply means "care for the whole person." She strives for this level of attention with her patients.

After graduation, Dr. Sinclair moved to the Midwest for her residency at Loyola University Medical Center in the Chicagoland area. Having been inspired by and fortunate to work with internationally recognized adult and pediatric hand surgeons, she chose to pursue hand surgery. She went on to a fellowship at the University of Utah, which allowed her to train in adult and pediatric hand surgery. Dr. Sinclair began her career at the University of Cincinnati, working with the Mary S. Stern Fellowship.

When the opportunity arose, Dr. Sinclair returned to her hometown of Kansas City to exclusively become a pediatric hand surgeon at Children’s Mercy Hospital. This provided her with the challenging and creative opportunity to pursue hand surgery involving congenital hand and upper extremity differences in children and adolescents, which she was passionate about during her training. During her time at Children’s Mercy Hospital, she served as the director of the summer scholars program for orthopedic medical student research, the medical director of quality, safety and value for the orthopedic surgery department, and the director of the just, equitable, diverse and inclusion committee for the University of Missouri – Kansas City orthopedic residency program. Dr. Sinclair frequently participates in international service trips, which have included visits to India, Bhutan, Columbia, South Africa and, most recently, Honduras.

She is excited to use her leadership and clinical experience in her new role as the medical director of hand surgery at Shriners Children’s Northern California, which aligns with her values in its three-part mission of providing compassionate, innovative care, conducting research and offering educational opportunities.

Pediatric Care


More About Me

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

Medical Education
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Washington, DC
United States of America

Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL
United States of America

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
United States of America

Academic Positions and Locations

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Leadership and Memberships
  • 2024-Present: California Orthopaedic Association, Board of Directors – Sacramento District
  • 2022-Present: Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Active Member
  • 2021-2024: American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Government Affairs Committee Chair
  • 2020-Present: Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Association Active Member
  • 2016-Present: American Society for Surgery of the Hand Active Member
  • 2015-Present: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Active Fellow (FAAOS)
Editorial Positions
  • 2023-Present: Editor, Complications in Orthopaedic Surgery: Hand Surgery (Textbook)
  • 2023-Present: Reviewer, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
  • 2022-Present: Reviewer, Pediatric Quality & Safety
  • 2020-Present: Reviewer, Journal of Hand Surgery Global Online
  • 2017-Present: Reviewer, HAND
  • 2017-Present: Reviewer, Journal of Hand Surgery
Awards and Honors
  • 2023-2024: Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society Health STAR Policy Fellow
  • 2021: Children’s Mercy Hospital Patient Experience Champion, Kansas City, MO
  • 2021-2022: Mid-America Orthopaedic Association Travelling Fellowship
  • 2016: American Society for Surgery of the Hand Young Leaders Program
  • 2016-2017: American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand-Health Volunteers Overseas Young Surgeon Travelling Fellowship
  • 2015 & 2016: Top Doctors Cincinnati Magazine
Providers Academic Works And Presentations Accordion Title
  • Presentation: ASSH 78th Annual Meeting, ASSH Advocacy at the State and Congressional Level; ICL-09: Optimize Visibility and Efficiency of Academic and Private Practice E-Tools (10/23)
  • Presentation: ASSH 78th Annual Meeting, Bias in the Workplace; Pre-course 11: Creating Culture: Practice of Managing People, Personalities and Difficult Situations (10/23)
  • Presentation: ASSH Guest Society, 43rd Brazilian Congress on Hand Surgery; Reconstructive Strategies for Radial Longitudinal Deficiency: Use of the Bilobed Flap (08/23)
  • Presentation: University of Virginia, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds; Recruiting, Supporting and Retaining Diversity in Orthopaedic Surgery (01/23)
  • Presentation: AAOS Annual Meeting, Adolescent Cubital Tunnel Syndrome; ICL-243: Controversies in Compressive Neuropathy: The Cubital Tunnel (03/22)
  • Presentation: ASSH 76th Annual Meeting, Symposium 2: Global Health and Volunteerism; Medical Mission Practice Guidelines to Improve Safety and Minimize Risk (10/21)


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