Claire Manske, M.D.

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Claire Manske, M.D., is a Pediatric Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California. 

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Full Biography

Claire Manske, M.D., is a pediatric orthopaedic hand surgeon at Shriner’s Hospitals for Children—Northern California. She specializes in congenital, traumatic, and neuromuscular (cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, and brachial plexus palsy) conditions of the hand and upper extremity, with a particular interest in brachial plexus birth palsy. Her research focuses on optimizing diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of brachial plexus palsy and congenital hand differences. She has presented her research nationally and internationally and published scientific articles in multiple peer-reviewed medical journals.

Education & Training

  • Medical Degree, Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, Missouri
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, Missouri.
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Hand Surgery Fellowship, University of Washington in Seattle
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Hand Surgery Fellowship with Dr. Michelle A. James, Shriners Hospital for Children – Northern California


2017: Pediatric Hand Surgery Training in Nicaragua: A Sustainable Model of Surgical Education in a Resource-Poor Environment. Frontiers in Public Health

2017: Postburn Contractures of the Elbow and Heterotopic Ossification. Hand Clinics

2016: Manske, Mary Claire. Classifications in Brief: The Wassel Classification for Radial Polydactyly. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research

Patient Referral

916-453-2111 (Emergency Referral)
916-453-2395 (fax)

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