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$$ Douglas Michael Sammer, MD Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

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UTSW Physician Practicing at Children's Health

Board Certification American Board of Plastic Surgery/Hand Surg,
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Languages Spoken: English
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Biography

Biography

Douglas Sammer, M.D., is a plastic surgeon at Children’s Health℠ and chief of the Plastic Surgery Hand Program at UT Southwestern Medical School. He specializes in helping patients with disorders affecting their upper extremities, which includes hands, fingers and wrists.

Dr. Sammer earned his medical degree from UT Southwestern, finishing first in his class. He completed a residency in plastic, hand and reconstructive surgery at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor and a fellowship in hand surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Keeping patients happy, healthy and well-informed is Dr. Sammer’s approach to care. He treats patients with issues ranging from carpal tunnel syndrome to arthritis to tennis elbow.

Dr. Sammer is recognized internationally for his expertise on the hand and wrist, and he has spoken frequently at medical conferences all over the world. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and he’s a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) and the American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS).

Dr. Sammer’s research has been published in more than a dozen peer-reviewed publications, including the Journal of Hand Surgery, the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and Annals of Plastic Surgery. He has authored chapters in numerous books, most notably the ASSH Manual of Hand Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Board Review and the Michigan Manual of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Sammer grew up in the Dallas area. He enjoys reading, traveling and snow skiing during his downtime. He also likes to visit area parks and museums with his wife and three boys.

Education and Training

Education and Training

Medical School

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (2001)

Residency

University of Michigan Hospitals (2007), Plastic Surgery

Fellowship

Mayo Graduate School of Medicine (2008), Hand Surgery
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Research Interests

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Distal radius fractures in the elderly
  • Finger osteomyelitis
  • Flexor tendon repair techniques
  • Glomus tumors

Awards & Honors

Awards & Honors

  • Alice D. Jensen Fellowship in Hand surgery in Honor of Dr. Julian M. Bruner
    Award for excellence in hand surgery research at the Mayo Clinic (2008)
  • Microns Resident Research Award for Clinical Science
    Award for excellence in research at the University of Michigan (2007)
  • Alpha-Omega-Alpha Honor Society
    Honor Society for Academic Achievement (2001)
  • Southwestern Medical Foundation Academic Achievement Scholarship
    Academic Achievement Scholarship (2000)
  • Trademark Scholarship
    Academic Achievement Scholarship (1998)