Prosper Benhaim, MD
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Prosper Benhaim, MD

  • Hand Surgery
Average rating: 4.8
| 290 ratings
Westwood Orthopaedic Surgery | 100 Medical Plaza, Suite 170, Los Angeles, CA 90095


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.


English, French


Medical Board Certifications

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


Hand and Microsurgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 1998


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


UC San Francisco School of Medicine, 1988


MD, UC San Francisco School of Medicine, 1987



West Los Angeles

Westwood Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery| Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation| Foot and Ankle Orthopedic Surgery +5 more specialties

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center


UCLA Procedure Can Free Frozen Fingers



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


  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Centivo
  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Health Net of California
  • Interplan (part of HealthSmart)
  • L.A. Care
  • MultiPlan
  • UFCM Health System
  • Prime Health Services
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • UnitedHealthcare

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