Christopher Dy, MD, MPH

Christopher Dy, MD, MPH, FACS

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

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Dr. Dy has clinical interests in brachial plexus injury, peripheral nerve surgery (including nerve injuries of the upper and lower limb), wide-awake hand surgery, compression neuropathy, nerve grafting, nerve transfer, nerve repair, nerve decompression, carpal tunnel release, cubital tunnel release, neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome, tarsal tunnel syndrome, hand fractures, wrist fractures, distal radius fractures and hand surgery.

Dr. Dy has traveled internationally to gain additional expertise in the treatment of brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injuries. He has learned treatment philosophies and surgical techniques from experts at:

  • Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan (Professor David Chuang)
  • Ganga Hospital in India (Professor Raja Sabapathy)
  • Wenzhou Medical College in China (Professor Weiyang Gao)
  • Stockholm Hand and Foot Center in Sweden (Professor Elisabet Hagert)
  • Lerdsin Hospital Institute of Orthopedics in Thailand (Professor Somsak Leechavengvongs) 

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Compression neuropathy
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Distal radius fractures
  • Finger fractures
  • Metacarpal fractures
  • Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Traumatic adult brachial plexus injuries
  • Upper and lower extremity nerve injury
  • Wrist fractures

Common Procedures

  • Brachial plexus surgery
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Cubital tunnel release
  • Hand and wrist fracture fixation
  • Nerve grafting
  • Nerve reconstruction
  • Nerve repair
  • Nerve transfer
  • Tarsal tunnel release (primary and revision)
  • Thoracic outlet decompression
  • Ulnar nerve transposition

Clinical Office Locations

  • Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM)

    4921 Parkview Place

    St. Louis, MO 63110

  • Center for Advanced Medicine - South County

    5201 Midamerica Plaza

    St. Louis, MO 63129

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • St. Louis Children's Hospital

Academic Office Mailing Address

  • Washington University School of Medicine

    Campus Box 8233

    660 Euclid Avenue

    Saint Louis, MO 63110

Edited Textbooks

  • Ed: Dy CJ, Isaacs J. Surgical Anatomy: Nerve Reconstruction. American Society for Surgery of the Hand (2017)

Research Interests

Dr. Dy has research interests in health services research, health policy research, health care disparities, health care delivery science, brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injuries and qualitative outcomes assessments. Dr. Dy has received research funding from the National Institutes of Health, Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, and the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand. To learn more about Dr. Dy's nerve research, click here.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Dy has clinical interests in brachial plexus injury, peripheral nerve surgery (including nerve injuries of the upper and lower limb), wide-awake hand surgery, compression neuropathy, nerve grafting, nerve transfer, nerve repair, nerve decompression, carpal tunnel release, cubital tunnel release, neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome, tarsal tunnel syndrome, hand fractures, wrist fractures, distal radius fractures and hand surgery.

Background

Dr. Dy received his medical degree and masters of public health degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida. He completed an internship at the New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York, NY, then completed an orthopaedic surgery residency and postdoctoral research fellowship in health services at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY. During this time, he received the Young Investigator research grant from the Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation. 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 completed additional international training in evaluation and treatment of brachial plexus and peripheral nerve conditions. Reflecting his interest in health services and health policy research, Dr. Dy was selected for the AAOS Washington Health Policy Fellowship and the AAOS Musculoskeletal Healthcare Disparities Symposium. Dr. Dy is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), and a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society. 

Board Certifications

  • Diplomate of American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Board Certified (July 27, 2017 – December 31, 2027)
  • Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (August 29, 2018 – December 31, 2027)

Medical Degree

  • University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL

Residency

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

Fellowship

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Honors and Awards

  • 2019, OREF/CCJR Clinical Practice Award
  • 2018, J. Leonard Goldner Pioneer Award – American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • 2017, Young Leaders Program - American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • 2017, ORAU Junior Faculty Enhancement Award
  • 2014, Hospital for Special Surgery Lewis Clark Wagner Award for Clinical/Translational Research: Racial and socioeconomic disparities in hip fracture timing of care, complications, and mortality
  • 2013, AAOS Washington Health Policy Fellowship
  • 2013, Presidential Scholar: Academy Health National Health Policy Conference
  • 2012, Hospital for Special Surgery Patient Safety Champion Award
  • 2011, Young Surgeon Traveling Fellowship: ASSH/AFSH and Health Volunteers Overseas
  • 2011, Resident Writer’s Award: American Journal of Orthopedics: Influence of preoperative cardiovascular risk factor clusters on complications of total joint arthroplasty
  • 2011, ASSH Representative, AAOS/OREF/ORS Clinician Scholar Development Program
  • 2010, Young Investigator: AAOS Musculoskeletal Healthcare Disparities Symposium
  • 2007, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (University of Miami)
  • 2007, Stinchfield Award (The Hip Society): Normal biomechanics of the acetabular labrum
  • 2005, Iron Arrow Society (University of Miami): The University’s Highest Honor

Committees

  • 2019-present, Subspecialty Review Editor for the JBJS Specialty Update What’s New in Hand Surgery
  • 2019-present, Early Career Reviewer Program – NIH Center for Scientific Review
  • 2018-present, Social Media Advisory Board for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
  • 2015-present, Government Affairs Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand (Chair 2018-present)
  • 2014-present, Consultant reviewer for the Journal of Hand Surgery
  • 2014-present, Consultant reviewer for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
  • 2013-present, Consultant reviewer for the Bone and Joint Journal
  • 2011-2013, Residency Review Committee, Orthopaedic Surgery - Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
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Dr. Dy’s Office Locations

Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM)

Barnes Jewish Hospital

4921 Parkview Place

St Louis, MO 63110

Center for Advanced Medicine - South County

5201 Midamerica Plaza

St. Louis, MO 63129

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