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Ben Chia, MD

Faculty Co-Lead, Orthopaedic Surgery

Education

  • 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

RESIDENCY & POSTGRADUATE TRAINING

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

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  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.

BOOK CHAPTERS

  • 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
benjamin.chia@wsu.edu
509-368-6914