Ellen Satteson

Ellen Satteson, MD

Assistant Professor


About Ellen Satteson

My name is Dr. Satteson, and I am an assistant professor and plastic surgeon in the University of Florida Department of Surgery. The intricate anatomy of the hand drew my pursuit in hand surgery, in addition to getting patients back to their normal activities. As a physician, my goal is to provide quality, compassionate, patient-centered and customizable care for each of my patients.

My journey started at Georgetown University School of Medicine where I earned my medical degree. Shortly after, I completed my integrated plastic surgery residency at Wake Forest School of Medicine, where I have been a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society since 2011. During my residency, I was awarded the Wake Forest Plastic Surgery Resident Research Award and won the American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting Scholarship. Finally, I completed a hand and upper limb fellowship at Stanford University.

In 2022, I was selected as a Young Leader for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Prior, I completed multiple medical mission trips in Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Moldova and most recently in Zimbabwe. Additionally, my publications have been in the top of hand and plastic surgery journals and I have been asked to speak at national conferences. I am a member of the Southeastern Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons, among several other affiliations.

In my leisure time, I enjoy staying active by hiking and running. I also enjoy traveling around the world. Some of my most favorite trips were visiting the Galapagos Islands, Iceland, New Zealand and Thailand.

Board Certifications

  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    American Board of Plastic Surgery

Clinical Profile

  • Hand Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
Areas of Interest
  • Arthritis
  • Bone fracture repair
  • Burns
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Dupuytren contracture
  • Finger pain
  • Scleroderma
  • Tendon repair
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Wrist arthroscopy
  • Wrist pain


Safety of Outpatient Plastic Surgery: A Comparative Analysis Using the TOPS Registry with 286,826 Procedures.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 153(1):55-64 [DOI] 10.1097/PRS.0000000000010373. [PMID] 36877624.
Evidence based recommendations for perioperative vasopressor use and fluid resuscitation in microsurgery.
Microsurgery. 43(5):496-506 [DOI] 10.1002/micr.31047. [PMID] 37052570.
Intercarpal Angles on Hand Versus Wrist Films: Are Hand Radiographs Sufficient for Assessing Intercarpal Angles?
The Journal of hand surgery. [DOI] 10.1016/j.jhsa.2023.04.012. [PMID] 37245153.
Open hand fractures: a prospective analysis of functional outcomes and risk factors for infection after initial management in the emergency department.
European journal of orthopaedic surgery & traumatology : orthopedie traumatologie. 33(8):3449-3459 [DOI] 10.1007/s00590-023-03549-3. [PMID] 37191885.
Self-reported cannabis use is not associated with greater opioid use in elective hand surgery patients.
European journal of orthopaedic surgery & traumatology : orthopedie traumatologie. 33(5):1857-1862 [DOI] 10.1007/s00590-022-03321-z. [PMID] 35986814.
The Incidence of Retained Objects in Intraoperative X-rays for Missing Counts in Plastic Surgery: We Should Do Better.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery. Global open. 11(11) [DOI] 10.1097/GOX.0000000000005419. [PMID] 38025639.
The Influence of Out-of-Pocket Cost on Wrist Fracture Treatment Selection.
The Journal of hand surgery. 48(9):886-895 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jhsa.2023.04.023. [PMID] 37422754.
The Role of Plastic Surgeons in Addressing Firearm Morbidity and Mortality.
Cureus. 15(3) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.36414. [PMID] 37090311.
Treatment of complex extremity wounds with MatriDerm: first clinical experience in the US.
Journal of wound care. 32(3):167-171 [DOI] 10.12968/jowc.2023.32.3.167. [PMID] 36930186.
Efficacy of Abductor Pollicis Longus Suspensionplasty Compared to Ligament Reconstruction and Tendon Interposition.
Hand (New York, N.Y.). 17(1):85-91 [DOI] 10.1177/1558944720906565. [PMID] 32102553.
Efficacy of targeted muscle reinnervation for treating and preventing postamputation pain – A systematic review
Plast Aesthet Res. 9(62) [DOI] 10.20517/2347-9264.2022.50.
Objective Comparison of Donor-Site Morbidity following Full and Thoracodorsal Nerve-Preserving Split Latissimus Dorsi Flaps.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 149(5):966e-971e [DOI] 10.1097/PRS.0000000000009022. [PMID] 35311747.
Outcomes Analysis of Textured Versus Smooth Tissue Expanders in Breast Reconstruction.
Annals of plastic surgery. 89(6):622-625 [DOI] 10.1097/SAP.0000000000003330. [PMID] 36416686.
Separating Fact From Fiction: A Nationwide Longitudinal Examination of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Following Treatment of Dupuytren Contracture.
Hand (New York, N.Y.). 17(5):825-832 [DOI] 10.1177/1558944720963915. [PMID] 33081519.
Nerve injury and repair in a ketogenic milieu: A systematic review of traumatic injuries to the spinal cord and peripheral nervous tissue.
PloS one. 16(1) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0244244. [PMID] 33395427.
Pediatric upper extremity firearm injuries: an analysis of demographic factors and recurring mechanisms of injury.
World journal of pediatrics : WJP. 17(5):527-535 [DOI] 10.1007/s12519-021-00462-9. [PMID] 34546541.
Factors associated with the use of vertical rectus abdominus myocutaneous flap reconstruction following abdominoperineal resection for anorectal cancer.
Journal of surgical oncology. 122(5):923-927 [DOI] 10.1002/jso.26086. [PMID] 32596855.
Single surgeon series of outcomes of 897 consecutive endoscopic carpal tunnel releases stratified by disease severity.
Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS. 72(1):137-171 [DOI] 10.1016/j.bjps.2018.10.023. [PMID] 30424977.
Extensive Hand Thermal and Blast Injury From Electronic Cigarette Explosion: A Case Report.
Hand (New York, N.Y.). 13(3):NP1-NP5 [DOI] 10.1177/1558944717744333. [PMID] 29192506.
Donor-Site Outcomes for the Osteocutaneous Radial Forearm Free Flap.
Journal of reconstructive microsurgery. 33(8):544-548 [DOI] 10.1055/s-0037-1602740. [PMID] 28493236.
Nipple-areolar complex reconstruction and patient satisfaction: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Gland surgery. 6(1):4-13 [DOI] 10.21037/gs.2016.08.01. [PMID] 28210547.
The risk of pain syndrome affecting a previously non-painful limb following trauma or surgery in patients with a history of complex regional pain syndrome.
Scandinavian journal of pain. 14:84-88 [DOI] 10.1016/j.sjpain.2016.10.005. [PMID] 28850441.
An Analysis of Complication Risk Factors in 641 Nipple Reconstructions.
The breast journal. 22(4):379-83 [DOI] 10.1111/tbj.12591. [PMID] 27038175.
Double Distal Intraneural Fascicular Nerve Transfers for Lower Brachial Plexus Injuries.
The Journal of hand surgery. 41(4):e15-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jhsa.2015.12.023. [PMID] 26787410.
Anteriorly positioned ulnar nerve at the elbow: a rare anatomical event: case report.
The Journal of hand surgery. 40(5):984-6 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jhsa.2015.02.006. [PMID] 25817750.
Outcomes of Vacuum-Assisted Therapy in the Treatment of Head and Neck Wounds.
The Journal of craniofacial surgery. 26(7):e599-602 [DOI] 10.1097/SCS.0000000000002047. [PMID] 26468835.
The management of complications of small joint arthrodesis and arthroplasty.
Hand clinics. 31(2):243-66 [DOI] 10.1016/j.hcl.2015.01.002. [PMID] 25934200.


2018-2019 · Stanford University
2012-2018 · Wake Forest University
Medical Degree
2008-2012 · Georgetown University

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