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Seth D. Dodds, M.D.

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Seth D. Dodds, M.D.



  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery-Surgery of the Hand




  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery-Surgery of the Hand


  • Associate Professor, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery



2006 Hand and Microvascular Surgery Fellowship
University of Washington / Harborview Hospital
2005 Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
Yale University School of Medicine / Yale New Haven Hospital
2000 M.D.
MCP-Hahnemann University
1994 B.A.
Yale University


The Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Miami is pleased to welcome Seth D. Dodds, MD, a hand, upper extremity, and microvascular surgery specialist, as a new member of our faculty. He has recently transferred to the Miller School of Medicine from his career at Yale University School of Medicine where he was the Chief of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery. In addition to being an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Yale, he was also the lead Hand Surgery consultant for the Yale University athletic teams. He is a graduate of MCP‐Hahnemann School of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed his residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery at Yale‐New Haven Hospital. He then served as a fellow in Hand and Microvascular Surgery at the University of Washington and Harborview Hospitals in Seattle, Washington.
Dr. Dodds joins Dr. Patrick Owens and Dr. David Chen and Dr. Morad Askari in a growing hand surgery team that offers prompt empathetic evaluation and the most current and technically advanced management of a broad spectrum of hand and upper extremity disorders. We provide comprehensive care of hand, wrist, and elbow pathology includes common problems, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, arthritis of the hand and wrist, and tennis elbow. Dr. Dodds specializes in minimally invasive approaches for articular, ligamentous, and bony injuries include joint arthroscopy, limited incisions, and percutaneous techniques to maximize a rapid return to function.
Dr. Dodds also focuses on the reconstruction of complex deformity or disability involving the hand, wrist, and elbow that can occur after acute and chronic injuries to nerves, tendons, ligaments, and bone. Additionally, he has a unique research focus regarding novel treatments for carpal bone trauma, scaphoid fractures, and scaphoid nonunions. Another clinical and research focus include problems of instability, stiffness, or heterotopic ossification at the elbow. After spending a decade at Yale New Haven Hospital, one of the largest tertiary referral centers in the northeast, Dr. Dodds has gained a wealth of experience in caring for patients who are in need of secondary referral care or even revision surgery.

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