I believe strongly in shared decision-making between the surgeon and patient. In hand surgery and reconstructive plastic surgery, there are generally multiple options available for treatment of any given problem; I see my role as helping the patient understand the pros and cons of each option to arrive at the solution that is the best fit for the patient's unique needs and goals. I am also committed to treating every patient I see with utmost compassion, consideration, and respect.
Dr. Sood is a fellowship-trained plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in hand surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, and microsurgery. He cares for the whole spectrum of upper-extremity conditions affecting the hand, wrist, and forearm ranging from the most routine to most complex, including traumatic injuries and post-oncologic reconstruction. He also has a specific interest in both upper- and lower-extremity amputee care and performs procedures such as targeted muscle innervation (TMR) and regenerative peripheral nerve interface (RPNI) creation to mitigate phantom-limb pain and enhance control of myoelectric protheses.
Dr. Sood's research is centered on improving clinical outcomes in hand surgery through epidemiologic analysis of large clinical data sets using informatics methods such as machine-learning algorithms. In addition to studying a broad range of common hand conditions and procedures, he has a specific interest in amyloidosis screening during carpal tunnel release.
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B.S., Biological Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca NY 2007
M.D., University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago IL 2011
M.S., Epidemiology, University of Washington School of Public Health, Seattle WA 2015
General Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle WA 2011-2012
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA 2018-2021
General Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle WA 2012-2018
Hand and Microvascular Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle WA 2021-2022
Jedd B. Sereysky, M.D., Ph.D Humanism Award, Mass General Brigham Harvard Plastic Surgery Residency Program, 2021
Resident Academic Excellence Award, University of Washington Department of Surgery, 2017
Anita Roberts Award for Outstanding Young Investigator in the Field of Wound Healing Research, Wound Healing Society, 2016
Gold Humanism Honor Society, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, 2010
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, 2010
Sood RF, Lipira AB. Risk of Amyloidosis and Heart Failure Among Patients Undergoing Surgery for Trigger Digit or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Nationwide Cohort Study With Implications for Screening. J Hand Surg Am. 2022 Jun;47(6):517-525.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2022.01.022. Epub 2022 Mar 26. PMID: 35346527.
Sood RF, Irwin TJ, Taghinia AH. Syndactyly Release in the Hand: Surgical Technique. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2022 Jan 1;149(1):57e-59e. doi:10.1097/PRS.0000000000008689. PMID:34936618.
Sood RF, Kamenko S, McCreary E, Sather BK, Schmitt M, Peterson SL, Lipira AB. Diagnosing Systemic Amyloidosis Presenting as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Risk Nomogram to Guide Biopsy at Time of Carpal Tunnel Release. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2021 Jul 21;103(14):1284-1294. doi:10.2106/JBJS.20.02093. PMID:34097669.
Sood RF, Taghinia AH, Upton J, Labow BI. Index Finger Pollicization for Hypoplastic Thumb: Surgical Technique. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2021 Jan 1;147(1):127-129. doi:10.1097/PRS.0000000000007442. PMID:33370056.
Sood RF, Westenberg RF, Winograd JM, Eberlin KR, Chen NC. Genetic Risk of Trigger Finger: Results of a Genomewide Association Study. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2020 Aug;146(2):165e-176e. doi:10.1097/PRS.0000000000006982. PMID:32740585.
Cheung K, Taghinia AH, Sood RF, Alomari AI, Spencer SA, Al-Ibraheemi A, Kozakewich HPW, Chaudry G, Greene AK, Mulliken JB, Trenor CC 3rd, Fishman SJ, Upton J. Fibroadipose Vascular Anomaly in the Upper Extremity: A Distinct Entity With Characteristic Clinical, Radiological, and Histopathological Findings. J Hand Surg Am. 2020 Jan;45(1):68.e1-68.e13. doi:10.1016/j.jhsa.2019.05.008. Epub 2019 Jul 3. PMID:31279623.
Sood RF, Muffley LA, Seaton ME, Ga M, Sirimahachaiyakul P, Hocking AM, Gibran NS. Dermal Fibroblasts from the Red Duroc Pig Have an Inherently Fibrogenic Phenotype: An In Vitro Model of Fibroproliferative Scarring. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Nov;136(5):990-1000. doi:10.1097/PRS.0000000000001704. PMID:26505702.
Sood RF, Hocking AM, Muffley LA, Ga M, Honari S, Reiner AP, Gibran NS. Genome-wide Association Study of Postburn Scarring Identifies a Novel Protective Variant. Ann Surg. 2015 Oct;262(4):563-9. doi:10.1097/SLA.0000000000001439. PMID:26366535.
Sood RF, Hocking AM, Muffley LA, Ga M, Honari S, Reiner AP, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Gibran NS. Race and Melanocortin 1 Receptor Polymorphism R163Q are Associated with Post-Burn Hypertrophic Scarring: A Prospective Cohort Study. J Invest Dermatol. 2015 Oct;135(10):2394-2401. doi:10.1038/jid.2015.197. PMID:26030184.
Lipira AB, Sood RF, Tatman PD, Davis JI, Morrison SD, Ko JH. Complications Within 30 Days of Hand Surgery: An Analysis of 10,646 Patients. J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Sep;40(9):1852-59.e3. doi:10.1016/j.jhsa.2015.06.103. Epub 2015 Jul 30. PMID:26235191.