Claire Manske, M.D., a pediatric orthopaedic hand surgeon at Shriners Hospitals for Children—Northern California, has been selected to participate in the 2017 Leadership Program sponsored by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH). Dr. Manske is one of 15 hand surgeons accepted into the program, which includes mentorship by ASSH leaders and participation in ASSH Council meetings, in addition to a Leadership Workshop. Surgeons completing the leadership program will be invited to serve on ASSH committees and task forces.
“We are proud to have a member of our surgical team participate in this prestigious program,” said Dr. Michelle James, chief of orthopaedics at the Northern California Shriners Hospital. “Dr. Manske will bring the knowledge and experience she gains through this program to her practice and, most important, to the patients served at Shriners Hospitals for Children.”
Dr. Manske specializes in congenital, traumatic, and neuromuscular 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.
The American Society for Surgery of the Hand is the oldest and most prestigious medical society dedicated to the hand and upper extremity. Its mission is to advance the science and practice of hand and upper extremity surgery through education, research and advocacy on behalf of patients and practitioners.