Dr. Dy (dee) is a board-certified orthopedic hand surgeon with subspecialty expertise in brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injury. He graduated from the combined BS/MD program at the University of Miami, where he also obtained an MPH degree. Dr. Dy completed his orthopedic surgery residency and postdoctoral research fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and a fellowship in hand surgery at Washington University Orthopedics. He has received additional training in brachial plexus and peripheral nerve surgeries at leading centers in India, China, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, Sweden, and Brazil.

Dr. Dy is currently a tenured Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine with a secondary appointment in the Division of Public Health Sciences. He is also director of the Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship at Washington University Orthopedics.

Dr. Dy’s research program has two main areas of focus: (1) improving delivery of care for patients with brachial plexus injuries and (2) addressing disparities in access to orthopedic care. He has received research funding from the National Institutes of Health (active R01 and R03 grants; former K23 Career Development Award), Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation (Young Investigator Award, Mentored Clinician Scientist Award, and Orthopaedic Health Disparities Award), American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand, and other sources. Dr. Dy was the 2019 ASSH Richard H. Gelberman Scholar, 2018 recipient of the ASSH J. Leonard Goldner Pioneer Award, 2021 recipient of  “Clinical Teacher of the Year” as voted by WUSM medical students, the 2023 recipient of the Palma Chironis Award for teaching and mentorship selected by graduating WUSM orthopedic surgery residents, and the 2024 Mentor of the Year from the WUSM Clinical Training Research Center. Dr. Dy was the 2023 recipient of the Kappa Delta Young Investigator Award, presented by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Orthopaedic Research Society to persons who have performed orthopaedic research that is of high significance and impact. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles and co-edited the textbooks ASSH Surgical Anatomy: Nerve Reconstruction (2017) and Peripheral Nerve Issues after Orthopedic Surgery (2022). Dr. Dy co-hosts “The Upper Hand: Chuck and Chris Talk Hand Surgery” podcast, which receives over 3000 downloads each week. Dr. Dy is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Association, and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.