Peter C. Rhee, D.O., M.S.

  1. Hand Surgeon
  2. Orthopedic Surgeon

Departamentos

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Idiomas

English

Peter Charles Rhee, DO, MS, is an orthopedic hand and microvascular surgeon, with special interest in upper extremity post-traumatic reconstruction. His clinic focus includes:

  • Upper extremity reanimation in patients with cervical spinal cord injury.
  • Upper extremity reconstruction in adult and pediatric patients with brain injuries (cerebral palsy, stroke, traumatic, and anoxic) for functional or hygiene benefits.
  • Providing comprehensive evaluation and surgical management of complex upper extremity (shoulder to fingertip) bone, soft tissue, and nerve injuries.
  • Expertise in the management of arthritis, non-union, and complex ligament injuries within the wrist.
  • Promoting wide awake hand surgery in a variety of procedures to improve patient satisfaction and outcomes.

A former active duty and current reserve hand surgeon for the United States Air Force, Dr. Rhee has a breadth of experience and knowledge in treating the traumatized upper extremity and has authored expert content within this field in high-impact scientific journals. His clinical interest in treating patients with upper motor neuron injuries (cerebrovascular accidents, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries) originate from taking care of his family members with these devastating injuries. Therefore, Dr. Rhee and his team are committed to providing compassionate and multi-disciplinary care to his patients.

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Rhee is passionate for resident/fellow education and mentorship. He currently serves as the Program Director for the Mayo Clinic Hand Surgery Fellowship.  He is an active member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) and the American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS).

  1. Avascular necrosis
  2. Brachial plexus injury
  3. Broken hand
  4. Broken wrist
  5. Cerebral palsy
  6. Elbow fracture
  7. Elbow instability
  8. Hand arthritis
  9. Nerve entrapment
  10. Nonunion
  11. Quadriplegia
  12. Stroke
  1. Arthroscopy
  2. Free muscle transfer
  3. Hand reconstruction
  4. Joint replacement
  5. Microvascular surgery
  6. Vascularized bone grafting
  7. Wrist fracture treatment
  8. Wrist reconstruction
  • Correction of spasticity in the upper and lower extremities after brain or spinal cord injury
  • Upper extremity reconstruction in spinal cord injury
  • Management of fracture nonunions with vascularized bone grafts
  • Post-traumatic reconstruction of the elbow, forearm, wrist, and hand
  • Reconstructive microsurgery
  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Wide awake hand surgery
  • Diaphragm reanimation in cervical spinal cord injury (Quadriplegia/Tetraplegia)
Rochester

Rochester, Minnesota

  1. 2013
    Fellow - Hand and Microvascular Surgery Fellowship, Division of Hand and Microvascular SurgeryMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2012
    Residency - Orthopedic Surgery ResidencyMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 2012
    Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine - Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.), ValedictorianKirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
  4. 2012
    MS - Masters of Biomedical Science (M.S.), Orthopedic SurgeryMayo Graduate School
  5. 2008
    Internship - Internship, Department of Orthopedic SurgeryMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  6. 2003
    BA - Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Major in BiologyGrinnell College

Certificaciones

  1. 2016
    Hand SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  2. 2015
    Orthopaedic SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Reconocimientos y distinciones

  1. 2020
    Mayo Clinic Department of Orthopedic Surgery Teacher of the Year (Selected by the orthopedic surgery residency and all orthopedic surgery subspecialty fellows)Mayo Clinic Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  2. 2019
    Lean and Green AwardAmerican Association for Surgery of the Hand
  3. 2018
    Advancing Blended Education Award. (Selected to enhance the hand surgery fellowship online curriculum)Mayo Clinic
  4. 2018
    Mayo Clinic Abroad Small Grant Award. (Grant received to support ongoing humanitarian medical mission trips to Honduras and Haiti. 2018, 2019)Mayo Clinic
  5. 2017
    Sumner-Koch AwardAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand and Chicago Society for Surgery of the Hand
  6. 2017
    Mayo Hand Fellows Teacher of the Year. (Selected by the hand fellowship class of 2017-2018 and 2018-2019)Mayo Clinic
  7. 2017
    Lean and Green Award (award to deserving association member who has decreased the amount of waste generated by hand surgery and decreased total costs related to hand surgery as a result)American Association for Surgery of the Hand
  8. 2016
    Best Papers – American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) Annual MeetingAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand
  9. 2015
    Warren R. Kadrmas Award for Excellence in TeachingSan Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium
  10. 2014
    American Orthopedic Association (AOA) - Emerging Leaders Program (ELP)American Orthopedic Association
  11. 2014
    Clinician Scientist Development ProgramAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand
  12. 2014
    Young Leaders Program (ASSH)American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  13. 2013
    Alice D. Jensen Fellowship in Hand SurgeryMayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  14. 2012
    Patrick J. Kelly, M.D. Outstanding Basic Science Research Award. Mayo Graduate School of Medical Education
  15. 2012
    Joseph M. Janes, M.D. Humanitarian Award. Mayo Graduate School of Medical Education
  16. 2012
    Outstanding Resident Achievement Award, Knowledge in Orthopedic Surgery. Mayo Graduate School of Medical Education
  17. 2012
    Mayo Orthopedic Trauma Program, Resident of the Year. Mayo Graduate School of Medical Education
  18. 2012
    Kelly Award FinalistMayo Graduate School of Medical Education
  19. 2007
    Stewart Award. Valedictorian of the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Class of 2007Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
  20. 2007
    Highest GPA in the study of PharmacologyTeva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
  21. 2007
    Who's Who among American Universities and Colleges
  22. 2003
    Dean’s ListGrinnell College
  23. 2000
    NCAA Academic All-Midwest Conference Linebacker. Fall ’00, Fall ’01, and Fall ’02.Grinnell College

Membresía en asociaciones profesionales

  1. 2020
    Program Planning CommitteeAmerican Association of Hand Surgeons
  2. 2019 - present
    FacultyMayo Graduate Education Committee (GEC) for Surgical Subspecialties, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees; Mayo Graduate Education Committee (GEC) for Surgical Subspecialties
  3. 2019 - present
    Committee Member: Indian Health Service CommitteeAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand
  4. 2019 - present
    Member: Hand Fellowship Directors AssociationAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand
  5. 2019 - present
    MemberAmerican Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
  6. 2019 - present
    Program Planning CommitteeAmerican Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
  7. 2019 - present
    MemberClinical Orthopedic Society
  8. 2019 - present
    Board of DirectorsClinical Orthopedic Society
  9. 2018
    Education Committee MemberAmerican Association of Hand Surgeons
  10. 2018 - present
    Vice-ChairMayo Clinic Clinical Practice Committee
  11. 2018 - present
    Executive Committee MemberDepartment of Orthopedic Surgery
  12. 2018 - present
    Committee Member: Web-Based Longitudinal Assessment Knowlege SourceAmerican Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  13. 2018 - present
    MemberOrthopedic Research Society
  14. 2017 - 2019
    Co-ChairVeterans Mayo Employee Resource Group, Mayo Clinic Committees
  15. 2017 - present
    MemberEducation Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  16. 2017 - present
    Clinical Competency CommitteeDepartment of Orthopedic Surgery
  17. 2017 - present
    Chair: Military Relations CommitteeAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand
  18. 2017 - present
    Committee Member: Practice Division CommitteeAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand
  19. 2016 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Reconstructive Microsurgeons (ASRM)
  20. 2016 - present
    MemberSelf-Assessment Examination Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  21. 2015 - present
    DiplomatAmerican Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  22. 2015 - present
    MemberCourses and Meetings Advisory Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  23. 2015 - present
    MemberResident Education Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  24. 2015 - present
    MemberPublications and Products Advisory Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  25. 2014 - present
    MemberAdrian E. Flatt Residents and Fellows Conference, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  26. 2013 - present
    MemberMilitary Relations Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  27. 2012 - present
    MemberAmerican Association of Hand Surgeons
  28. 2011 - present
    MemberMid-America Orthopedic Association
  29. 2011 - present
    MemberAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand
  30. 2009 - present
    MemberSociety of Military Orthopedic Surgeons (SOMOS)
  31. 2007 - present
    FellowAmerican Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (AAOS)