Hand and Upper Limb Center

At the Robert A. Chase Hand and Upper Limb Center, we specialize in the care of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. Our team includes surgeons from Orthopaedic Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as a dedicated clinical support staff.

Hand and Upper Limb Center
450 Broadway Street
Redwood City, CA 94063
Phone: 650-723-5256 Getting Here
Maps & Directions
450 Broadway Street
Redwood City, CA 94063
Phone: 650-723-5256 Getting Here

Our Doctors

Care and Treatment


The faculty of the Hand and Upper Limb Center are active in clinical and basic science research. With the assistance of postdoctoral scholars, Residents, and other research staff, they further the knowledge of the field. Our researchers participate regularly in professional organizations focusing on the study of the hand and upper limb, and every year our faculty and their students present on and publish their findings.

Ongoing research projects at the Hand and Upper Limb Center

James Chang, MD

  • Optimization of human tendon engineering using bioreactors
  • Outcomes analysis of complex microsurgical reconstruction
  • Financial impact of a complex reconstruction center
  • Use of CT angiography in upper extremity reconstruction
  • Tissue engineering of flexor tendons using stem cells

Emilie Cheung, MD

  • Periprosthetic bone mass after shoulder arthroplasty
  • 3D shoulder kinematics after shoulder arthroplasty
  • Patient adherence to postoperative restrictions and related outcomes after rotator cuff repair
  • Management of perioperative wound complications about the elbow

Catherine Curtin, MD

  • Long-term effects of PTSD after mutilating hand injuries
  • Upper limb morbididty in people with spinal cord injury an epidemiologic study
  • Role of shoulder surgery in spinal cord injury

Vincent R. Hentz, MD

  • Multicenter trial to improve grasp in tetraplegia
  • Injectable enzymatic treatment of Dupuytren's contractures

Amy L. Ladd, MD

Subhro K. Sen, MD

  • Peripheral nerve regeneration, use of acellularized nerve allografts

Jeffrey Yao, MD

  • Minimally invasive and arthroscopic treatment alternatives for common hand and wrist disorders
  • Biologic Augmentation of tendon repair strategies utilizing stem cells
  • Cartilage engineering strategies utilizing stem cells

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

For Patients

Fax referrals and other new patient information to 650-723-6056.


Bring your completed New Patient Questionnaire to your appointment.

International Patients
Phone: +1 650-723-8561
Email: IMS@stanfordmed.org

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For Health Care Professionals

We share your goal of providing the best possible care and coordination of care for your patients. While patients are welcome to contact our clinic directly, we also encourage communication between our surgeons and referring physicians. Throughout and after their treatment at Stanford, it is important that patients maintain close contact with their primary care and referring physicians.


Phone: 1-866-742-4811
Fax: 650-320-9443
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics) provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.


Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.

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