Education

Fellowship
Hand and Microsurgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 1998
Residency
Plastic Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 1997
Residency
Surgery, UC San Francisco School of Medicine, 1995
Internship
UC San Francisco School of Medicine, 1988
Degree
MD, UC San Francisco School of Medicine, 1987

Medical Board Certifications

Surgery of the Hand
American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2000
Plastic Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1999

State License

G65324
  • About Me

    About Me

    Preferred Name: Prosper Benhaim

    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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  • Locations

    UCLA Orthopaedic Center

    (primary location)
    Address
    100 UCLA Medical Plaza
    Suite 755
    Los Angeles, California 90095
    Phone
    310-319-1234
  • Education

    Medical Board Certifications

    Surgery of the Hand
    American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2000
    Plastic Surgery
    American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1999

    Education

    Fellowship
    Hand and Microsurgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 1998
    Residency
    Plastic Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 1997
    Residency
    Surgery, UC San Francisco School of Medicine, 1995
    Internship
    UC San Francisco School of Medicine, 1988
    Degree
    MD, UC San Francisco School of Medicine, 1987
  • Clinical Interests
    • 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

    Research Interest

    Dupuytren's disease, limb transplantation, use of stem cells for bone and cartilage tissue engineering, forearm/wrist biomechanics.

    Publications