Dr Dy new photoDr. Dy received his bachelors and medical degrees from the University of Miami as part of the dual-degree Honors Program in Medicine. He also received a masters of public health degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Dy completed an internship at the New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York, NY, then completed an orthopaedic surgery residency and NIH T32 postdoctoral research fellowship in health services at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY. Dr. Dy then went on to complete a hand and upper extremity surgery fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. He has also completed additional postgraduate training in brachial plexus and nerve surgery with international experts in India, China, Taiwan, Sweden, and Thailand. Dr. Dy’s clinical expertise is in the treatment of patients with brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injuries. He leads a multidisciplinary complex nerve clinic that coordinates expertise from the disciplines of hand/microsurgery, neurosurgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic medicine, and hand therapy.

Dr. Dy’s potential as an emerging leader in the field of health services research has been recognized by his receipt of the Young Investigator research grant from the Orthopaedic Research and Education Fund. Additionally, he has been awarded a KL2 Career Development Award from the Washington University School of Medicine’s Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences. Additionally, Dr. Dy has been selected for the AAOS Washington Health Policy Fellowship, the AAOS Musculoskeletal Healthcare Disparities Symposium, AAOS/OREF/ORS Clinician Scientist Development Program, the US Bone and Joint Initiative’s Grant Writing Workshop, and the ASSH Young Leaders Program.

Dy Wrighton photoIn the unique role of health services researcher and peripheral nerve surgeon, Dr. Dy focuses his efforts on finding ways to improve the patient experience and outcomes after traumatic nerve injuries, such as brachial plexus injuries. He also has expertise as a health disparities researcher, and the lab maintains a large interest in examining the role of insurance and socioeconomic characteristics in access to orthopedic care.