Women's History Month - Dr. Michelle Carlson

Maria Amorosso
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Apr 1, 2021

Who is Dr. Michelle Gerwin Carlson?

Dr. Carlson is a top healthcare professional who is a leader in the field of orthopedic surgery. She has been practicing for over 25 years. Per the Hospital for Special Surgery Website, she has won a variety of awards such as ASSH Julian Brewer Award, Jacqueline Perry Research Award, Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society/Zimmer Research Grant, the Lewis Clark Wagner Research Award, the T. Campbell Thompson Prize, and the Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation. She has authored more than 200 papers and book chapters and presented at more than 300 national and international meetings.

What is her specialty? 

Dr. Carlson specializes in Orthopedic Surgery, specifically hand surgery. According to the Hospital for Special Surgery, her specialties include “treating sports-related hand, wrist, and upper extremity injuries, hand and wrist fractures, arthritis, and neurologic conditions.” Some of her listed areas of expertise include basal joint arthritis, carpal tunnel, dupuytrens, hand disorders in women, neurologic injuries in the upper extremity, pediatric hand surgery, sports-related hand injuries and fractures, and trigger finger.


What work is she currently doing? 

Dr. Carlson is an Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery and a Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. Per the HSS website, “Dr. Carlson is the official second opinion physician for the NBA as well as consultant hand surgeon for several professional sports teams, including the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, New York Mets, and New York Liberty. She has served on the Board of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand for six years, and served as Treasurer from 2014-2017.”


Social Media Presence 

Dr. Carlson has a moderate social media presence, with six connections on LinkedIn. Due to the breadth of her work and studies, she has had various social media mentions stemming from the span of her career.


What is her research background? 

As of right now, Dr. Carlson has co-authored a total of 56 publications throughout the span of her tenure. Her work has been cited 485 times. At the moment, she has not participated in any clinical trials.

From treating superstars like LaMelo Ball to molding the minds of medical students, Dr. Carlson exemplifies excellence.  At H1, we celebrate diversity and acknowledge its importance. We want to dedicate this post to Women’s History month, and to honor all female identifying key opinion leaders and healthcare professionals who are making a difference in the world.