UF Health plastic surgeon receives prestigious award

Harvey Chim, MDHarvey W. Chim, MD, FACS, associate professor in the division of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the UF College of Medicine, recently received the Gelberman Scholar Award from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH).

This monetary award is given to one young hand surgeon, per year, during his or her first four years of practice, who has demonstrated strong potential for excellence in patient care, research and education. The award is intended to be a career stimulus, and to propel a young surgeon to greater achievement in the field of hand surgery on both a national and international stage. The award can be used to support national or international travel of the award recipient, with the stated goal of benefiting both the membership of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the patients they serve.

The ASSH was established in 1946 by a group of surgeons from the armed forces. Since then, organization has grown from 35 surgeons, excited about sharing ideas, to over 3,800 members spanning the entire globe who are all dedicated to advancing the science and practice of caring for your hands and arms. The mission of the ASSH is to advance the science and practice of hand and upper extremity surgery through education, research and advocacy on behalf of patients and practitioners.