Amy Ladd, MD

Hand and upper extremity surgeon

Bio:   Dr. Ladd graduated from Dartmouth College with an AB in History, received her MD from SUNY Upstate Medical University, completed Orthopaedic Residency at the University of Rochester, and completed the Harvard Combined Hand Surgery Fellowship. She was a fellow at L'Institut de la Main in Paris, France prior to joining the Stanford University faculty in 1990.

Hand and Upper Limb Center

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School (1990) MA
  • Internship: Pacific Medical Center Seattle (1986)
  • Board Certification: Hand Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (1994)
  • Board Certification: Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (1992)
  • Residency: University of Rochester School of Medicine (1989) NY
  • Medical Education: SUNY Upstate Medical University (1984) NY
  • AB, Dartmouth College, History (1980)
  • MD, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Medicine (1984)

Honors & Awards

  • Andrew J. Weiland Medal, American Society for Surgery of the Hand (2017)
  • Best Doctors in America database, Selected by peers (2007-2013)
  • Career Development Award, OREF/RJOS/DePuy (2010)
  • Compere Award, Outstanding Scientific Paper, Twentieth Century Orthopaedic Association (2012)
  • Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching, Stanford University (2010)
  • Emanuel B. Kaplan Excellence in Anatomy Award, American Society for Surgery of the Hand (2012)
  • Iris Litt Fund, Instititute for Women & Gender at Stanford (2004)
  • Nicolas Andry Award: "significant contribution to musculoskeletal research", Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons (2014)
  • Outstanding Faculty Physician Award, Cowell Student Health Center, Stanford University (1998)
  • Poster Exhibit Award, Best Scientific Content Honorable Mention, American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting (2003)
  • Sterling Bunnell Traveling Fellowship, American Society for Surgery of the Hand (2000-2001)
  • Woman of Achievements award, San Jose Mercury News & Women's Fund (1997)

Administrative Appointments

  • Assistant Dean for Student Advising, Stanford University School of Medicine (2013 - Present)
  • Chief of Chase Hand & Upper Limb Center, Stanford University School of Medicine (2005 - Present)
  • Chief of the Children's Hand Clinic, Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford (1991 - Present)
  • Chief, Hand and Upper Extremity Section, Department of Surgery, Palo Alto VA Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA (1990 - 1998)
  • Head of Outreach, SUMMIT (Stanford University Medical Media Information Technologies) (2001 - 2004)
  • Professor - Med Center Line (by courtesy), Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery (2005 - Present)
  • Vice-Chair, Academic Affairs, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2014 - Present)