Prosper Benhaim, MD

Prosper Benhaim, MD

Hand Surgery
Primary Location
Orthopaedic Surgery
100 Medical Plaza
170
Los Angeles, California 90095
Phone
Fax
424-259-6560

About

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.

Education

Medical Board Certifications

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

Fellowship

UCLA School of Medicine, 1998

Residencies

UCLA School of Medicine, 1997
UC San Francisco School of Medicine, 1995

Internship

UC San Francisco School of Medicine, 1988

Degree

UC San Francisco School of Medicine, MD, 1987

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Videos

UCLA Procedure Can Free Frozen Fingers

Research

Interests

  • Dupuytren's Disease
  • Limb Transplantation
  • Use of Stem Cells for Bone and Cartilage Tissue Engineering
  • Forearm/Wrist Biomechanics

Awards

  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2021
  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2018