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Prosper Benhaim, MD


Prosper Benhaim, MD

UCLA Physician Prosper Benhaim, MD specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery.
Preferred Name
Prosper Benhaim
Hand Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
Language Spoken
English, French
Hospital Affiliation
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
State License Number
(310) 319-1234 Appointment Scheduling
(310) 206-4468 Office
Fax Number
(310) 206-0063
Email Address
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100 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 755
Los Angeles, CA 90095-6902

Academic Office
10945 Le Conte Avenue, Suite 3355
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7326

Surgery of the Hand, American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2000, 2008
Plastic Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1999, 2008
Hand and Microsurgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 1997 - 1998
Plastic Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 1995 - 1997
Surgery, UC San Francisco School of Medicine, 1988 - 1995
, UC San Francisco School of Medicine, 1987 - 1988
MD, UC San Francisco School of Medicine, 1987
Amputated Digits & Limbs, Basal Joint Arthritis (thumb CMC arthritis), Blood Vessel & Nerve Injuries, Burn Care, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Congenital Differences, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Cysts & Tumors, Degenerative Arthritis, Dislocations, Distal radius fractures, Dupuytren's Contracture, Fractures (Hand), Hand Surgery, Ligament Strains & Dislocations, Microsurgery, Needle aponeurotomy for Dupuytren's disease, Nerve Compression Syndromes (Carpal Tunnel, Cubital Tunnel), Nerve Reconstruction, Olecranon Bursitis, Osteoarthritis of the hand/wrist, Pediatric Hand Surgery, Radial Tunnel Syndrome, Raynaud's Disease, Replantation, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scaphoid fractures, Scleroderma, Skin Tumors of the Hand, Soft Tissue Defects, Tendon Injuries, Tendon Transfers, Tendonitis, Trapezial Excision Arthroplasty, Trigger Finger, Ulnar Nerve Compression, Vasospastic Disorders, Wrist, Wrist fractures, Wrist Pain, Xiaflex(collagenase) injection for Dupuytren's disease
Research Interest
Dupuytren's disease, limb transplantation, use of stem cells for bone and cartilage tissue engineering, forearm/wrist biomechanics.
Additional Information

Prosper Benhaim, MD is a hand surgeon, microsurgeon and reconstructive plastic surgeon at the UCLA School of Medicine since he joined the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in 1998.

He is currently an associate professor and Chief of Hand Surgery at UCLA and Olive View-UCLA Medical Centers. He has numerous local and national committee positions, including an editorial position for the Journal of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

Dr. Benhaim earned his B.A. in Animal Physiology at the University of California, San Diego. He earned his M.D. degree at the University of California, San Francisco, then obtained his general surgery training at UCSF as well. His residency in general surgery included a three-year research fellowship in wound healing and limb allotransplantation research. He then proceeded with plastic surgery training at UCLA and a hand surgery/microsurgery fellowship at UCLA.

Dr. Benhaim remains very active in research on Dupuytren's disease, stem cells, and in the clinical practice of hand surgery and reconstructive plastic surgery.

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