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.