MedStar Health: Curtis National Hand Center

Medstar Union Memorial Hospital
3333 N Calvert St.
Johnston Professional Bldg.
2nd Fl.
Baltimore, MD 21218

An internationally recognized leader

The Curtis National Hand Center at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital is one of the world’s largest and most experienced hand centers. We’re home to the country’s largest team of hand surgeons and specially trained hand therapists.

Since 1975, people all over the world have placed their hands in ours.

Founded by Dr. Raymond Curtis, The Center is the birthplace of the hand subspecialty, and has grown to be the largest hand center in the world with 14 surgeons, a prominent fellowship program, a complete research department, and association with the largest hand rehabilitation center in the nation.

With our long history of experience, outstanding medical staff, and state-of-the-art treatment and research facilities, The Center is the premier choice for treating conditions for the hand or arm, no matter how common or complex.

The Center is designated as the only Level 1 Hand and Upper Extremity Trauma Center for the state of Maryland by the Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Systems — the only such center in the U.S. to earn this distinction.

Our certified hand therapists are specialty trained in the rehabilitation of hand and upper extremity injuries and conditions. We provide specialized hand therapy, whether your injury is mild or traumatic, our team of experts are ready to help you regain function, reduce pain, and achieve your recovery goals.

Visiting The Center

Our specialized hand therapy facility is conveniently located at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. Our certified hand therapists are specially trained in the rehabilitation of hand and upper extremity injuries and conditions.

Whether your injury is mild or traumatic, our team of experts is ready to help you regain function, reduce pain, and achieve your recovery goals.

Ample free parking is available.

Hours of operation:

Monday to Thursday
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday
7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Patient and visitor information 

At our hospital the staff, nurses, and physicians work as a unit to find you the best and most effective treatment. The information below is designed to help make your experience with us as comfortable as possible.

In-patient experience

While you are here in our hospital, we’ll make sure your stay is as safe, pleasant, and comfortable as possible.

Insurance

MedStar Health participates with most major health insurance plans. Please contact your insurance company to make sure your plan is covered.

In the news

Curtis National Hand Center experts perform rare and innovative surgery on triplet girl

Girl after hand surgery

Of their beautiful triplet daughters, Julianna was born with a rare congenital anomaly known as radial longitudinal deficiency (RDL) or club hand, in which the radius bone of her forearm failed to develop normally.

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Man’s thumb rebuilt in first-of-its-kind surgery

Surgery

"I haven’t smiled so much in a long time. When they pulled the bandages off my hand, I was afraid it would look freaky because my thumb was my toe, but it looks great. The next day, I was actually moving my thumb."

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Research

Research is a central focus of our work at The Center. Our surgeon-scientists have a long history of academic productivity, making regular high-impact contributions to the hand surgery literature.

Some of our recent studies focus on thumb arthritis treatments, ulnar nerve surgery treatments, wrist fracture management, nerve injury treatment, opioid management, and trauma management. Explore our ongoing studies and publications.