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Ben Chia, MD

Faculty Co-Lead, Orthopaedic Surgery
Medical Education and Clinical Sciences


  • MD, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL
  • Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • Le Grand Diplome de Cuisine et de Patisserie,Le Cordon Bleu Academie d’Art Culinaire, Paris, France
  • BA, Finance and Psychology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO


  • Fellowship, Hand and Microvascular Surgery, University of Washington Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Seattle, WA
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD


  1. Yi A, Kennedy C, Chia B, Kennedy SA.  Radiographic Soft Tissue Thickness Differentiating Pyogenic Flexor Tenosynovitis From Other Finger Infections. J Hand Surg Am. 2019 May;44(5):394-399. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2019.01.013. Epub 2019 Feb 21.
  2. Paryavi E, Pensy RA, Higgins TF, Chia B, Eglseder WA.  Salvage of upper extremities with humeral fracture and associated brachial artery injury.  Injury. 2014 Dec;45(12):1870-5.
  3. Catalano LW 3rd, Crivello K, Lafer MP, Chia B, Barron OA, Glickel SZ.  Potential dangers of tension band wiring of olecranon fractures: an anatomic study.  J Hand Surg Am. 2011 Oct;36(10):1659-62.
  4. Schimizzi A, MacLennan A, Meier KM, Chia B, Catalano LW 3rd, Glickel SZ.  Defining a safe zone of dissection during the extensor digitorum communis splitting approach to the proximal radius and forearm: an anatomic study. J Hand Surg Am. 2009 Sep;34(7):1252-5.
  5. Chia B, Catalano LW 3rd, Glickel SZ, Barron OA, Meier K.  Percutaneous pinning of distal radius fractures: an anatomic study demonstrating the proximity of K-wires to structures at   risk.  J Hand Surg Am. 2009 Jul-Aug;34(6):1014-20.
  6. Sohal JK, Chia B, Catalano LW 3rd.  Dorsal displacement of the ulnar nerve after a displaced distal radius fracture: case report. J Hand Surg Am. 2009 Mar;34(3):432-5.
  7. Glickel SZ, Catalano LW, Raia FJ, Barron OA, Grabow R, Chia B.  Long-term outcomes of closed reduction and percutaneous pinning for the treatment of distal radius fractures.  J Hand Surg Am. 2008 Dec;33(10):1700-5.
  8. Goldfarb CA, Chia B, Manske PR.  Central ray deficiency: subjective and objective outcome of cleft reconstruction.  J Hand Surg Am. 2008 Nov;33(9):1579-88.
  9. Barron OA, Sohal J, McCulloch K, Chia B.  Nonvascularized autogenous bone graft for extensive phalangeal bone loss: case report. J Hand Surg Am. 2008 Oct;33(8):1401-4.
  10. Goldfarb CA, Gelberman RH, McKeon K, Chia B, Boyer MI.  Extra-articular steroid injection: early patient response and the incidence of flare reaction. J Hand Surg Am. 2007 Dec;32(10):1513-20.
  11. Goldfarb CA, Deardorff V, Chia B, Meander A, Manske PR.  Objective features and aesthetic outcome of pollicized digits compared with normal thumbs. J Hand Surg Am. 2007 Sep;32(7):1031-6.


  • Benjamin Chia, Jeffrey B. Friedrich, Chapter 5.5 Cleft Hand in Global Reconstructive Surgery, Pages 341-347, Book, editor James Chang, 2019.
  • Chia B, Kozin SH, Herman MJ, Safier S, Abzug JM.  Complications of pediatric distal radius and forearm fractures.  Instr Course Lect. 2015;64:499-507. Review.

Ben Chia
Benjamin Chia, MD
Faculty Co-Lead, Orthopaedic Surgery
Department of Medical Education and Clinical Sciences