Erwin A. Kruger, M.D.

  1. Hand Surgeon
  2. Plastic Surgeon

Location

  1. Phoenix, Arizona

Languages

EnglishSpanish

Erwin A. Kruger, M.D. is a reconstructive plastic surgeon and hand surgeon, with additional special interest in the management of complex wounds and regenerative medicine. His clinical interests include:

  • Reconstructive plastic surgery and hand surgery
  • Advanced wound care and regenerative medicine
  • Military medicine

In addition his clinical activities, Dr. Kruger is active in translational research and education, investigating regenerative medicine technologies and providing mentorship to medical students and residents. He enjoys teaching surgical skills through the Center for Military Medicine.

  1. Carpal tunnel syndrome
  2. Diabetic foot ulcer
  3. Dupuytren's contracture
  4. Facial injury
  5. Hand arthritis
  6. Hand injury
  7. Hand mass
  8. Nerve compression syndrome
  9. Nerve entrapment
  10. Nerve irritation
  11. Phantom pain
  12. Skin infection
  13. Skin lesion
  14. Skin wound
  15. Traumatic injury
  16. Trigger finger
  17. Vascular skin ulcers
  18. Venous ulcer
  19. Wound
  20. Wrist instability
  21. Wrist ligament injuries
  22. Wrist pain
  1. Breast reduction
  2. Carpal tunnel surgery
  3. Fat grafting
  4. Finger reattachment
  5. Flap surgery
  6. Hand fracture treatment
  7. Hand reconstruction
  8. Hand surgery
  9. Peripheral nerve tumor surgery
  10. Reconstructive surgery
  11. Skin biopsy
  12. Skin cancer excision
  13. Skin cancer reconstruction
  14. Skin surgery
  15. Vascularized bone grafting
  16. Wound care
  17. Wound ulcer healing
  18. Wrist arthroscopy
  19. Wrist fracture treatment
  20. Wrist fusion
  • Reconstructive plastic surgery
  • Advanced wound care and regenerative medicine
  • Comprehensive hand and microsurgery
  • Traumatic injuries of the hand and forearm
  • Nerve compression syndromes (carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome)
  • Duputryen's contracture
  • Trigger finger
  • Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Benign and malignant tumors
  • Upper extremity flap reconstruction
  • Vascular insufficiency
  • Amputee clinic/targeted muscle reinnervation
  • Wrist arthroscopy
  • Aesthetic hand rejuvenation
  1. 2017
    Fellow - Hand & MicrosurgeryHospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  2. 2016
    Resident - Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryRonald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
  3. 2013
    Fellow - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery/ Pressure Ulcer ManagementRancho Los Amigos Medical Center
  4. 2011
    Resident - General SurgeryRonald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
  5. 2006
    Internship - General SurgeryUniversity of California Los Angeles
  6. 2005
    MDUniversity of Chicago
  7. 2001
    FellowNational Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
  8. 1998
    BAHarvard University

Awards and honors

  1. 2009
    Resident Travel Stipend RecipientAllergan
  2. 2001
    Adolph Lange ScholarshipPritzker School of Medicine, The University of Chicago
  3. 2001
    Alien of Extraordinary AbilityU.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
  4. 1998
    Magna cum laudeHarvard University
  5. 1998
    Summa cum laude - Honors ThesisHarvard University
  6. 1994
    ScholarshipHarvard University
  7. 1994
    Dean's ListHarvard University
  8. 1993
    Copa PereiraAmerican-Nicaraguan School

Professional memberships

  1. 2019 - present
    MemberArizona Society of Plastic Surgeons
  2. 2015 - present
    Candidate MemberAmerican Society of Plastic Surgeons
  3. 2015 - present
    Candidate MemberAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand