Professor Glenn Gaston, MD
Dr. R. Glenn Gaston has been the Chief of Hand Service for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Carolinas Medical Center since 2008 and he is the Program Director for the OrthoCarolina Hand & Upper Extremity Fellowship.
Dr. Gaston earned his bachelor's degree with honors from the University of Georgia where he was also inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He then returned to his home state of Tennessee where he received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine at Memphis. His internship and orthopedic surgery residency were completed at the Atlanta Medical Center where he served on the hospital ethics committee as well. He was awarded a distinguished hand surgery fellowship at the Indiana Hand Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Dr. Gaston is heavily involved in upper extremity research and has received numerous honors, including awards from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH). He serves as the hand consultant for the Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets and NASCAR. He was named one of the top 45 hand surgeons in the U.S. by Becker’s ASC in 2011 and has received the Faculty Teaching Award for Carolinas Medical Center Department of Orthopedic Surgery three of the last 8 years. Dr. Gaston gained national recognition for the development and implementation of the starfish procedure which allowed the first amputee in the world to have individual finger control of a myoelectric prosthesis. Dr. Gaston started the OrthoCarolina Congenital Hand Clinic, Brachial Plexus Clinic and the Reconstructive Center for Lost Limbs clinic.
His personal web page can be accessed here.