Sameer K. Puri, M.D.

Specialist in treating shoulder, hand, elbow, and wrist injuries and conditions

Sameer Puri

Support Team

Medical Assistant: Erin S.

Locations

Hours

Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm

Biography

Sameer Puri, MD joined the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center in November 2020 after spending 5 years in practice at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, IL.

Dr. Puri’s practice encompasses all aspects of hand, elbow, shoulder, and microsurgery. He has specific expertise and interest in the management and reconstruction of brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injuries throughout the body. Dr. Puri understands that both simple and complex hand and arm conditions can have tremendous impact on a patient’s function and quality of life and strives to provide individualized care that best suits the needs of each patient. He offers evidence-based advice on available non-surgical and surgical treatment options.

Dr. Puri graduated with honors from Tufts University in Boston, MA with a BS in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering and a BA in Philosophy. He earned his MD at the Tufts University School of Medicine, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) honors society. He continued his training in orthopaedic surgery at the Tufts Combined Orthopaedic Residency program. During residency, he was recognized with the American Orthopaedic Association-Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Resident Leadership Award. As chief resident, he won the Henry Banks Outstanding Resident Award.

He went on to complete his fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, the top ranked orthopaedic specialty hospital in the nation (US News and World Report). There he received specialized training in brachial plexus and nerve reconstruction, microsurgery, and management of complex elbow conditions.

Dr. Puri is dedicated to physician education and research. He has published peer-reviewed research, review articles, and multiple book chapters. His most recent textbook chapters cover topics including brachial plexus reconstruction, nerve injuries, tendon transfers, and hand trauma. He serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Hand Surgery and has presented at American Society for Surgery of the Hand conferences

More About Dr. Puri

What inspires you about your work?
We take our hands for granted, but all it takes is a problem - simple or complex - to understand how important hand and arm function is. It is truly a privilege to work in a field where I can help people get their functionality back.
How would you describe your approach to patient care?
There are often several safe pathways to addressing problems of the hand and upper extremity. I enjoy working with patients to find an approach that best fits their desires and needs while taking aim at the best possible outcome.
How would you describe IHTSC to patients? Why should they know?
I joined IHTSC because it has been at the center of American hand surgery for nearly 50 years. People come from all over the country to train here, and our group has national and international leaders in the field now and throughout its history.

For Fun

Kids/family status
Married to my wife, Manjari, for 11 years. We have a son, Taran (6), and daughter, Maina (3).

Hometown
Lowell, MA

What are you currently watching on Netflix?
Community reruns, a lot of Star Wars with the kids

Favorite place in the world
Home. If not home, Tuscany

Something interesting/unique about you
My parents left India to go to graduate school at Indiana University. Full circle!

Hobbies
Bread baking, wine, making up songs about Star Wars characters for my kids, Peloton

Dr. Puri was warm, friendly, engaging and sharply dressed. He listened attentively, asked a few poignant questions and promptly formulated a plan of treatment. He exhibited genuine concern which i appreciated. It was a pleasant and positive experience.

Sameer Puri

Education

Undergrad
Tufts University

Medical School
Tufts University

Ortho Residency
Tufts University

Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship
Hospital for Special Surgery

Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Association for Hand Surgery
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Awards

  • Henry Banks Outstanding Resident Award – Tufts Orthopaedic Residency
  • AOA-OREF Resident Leadership Award – Tufts Orthopaedic Residency
  • Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • Elected to Eta Kappa Nu Electrical and Computer Engineering Honors Society

Publications

  • Bronstein J, Funk T, Stride P, Puri S, Agnew S. Man vs. Machine: Comparing Electronic to Human-administered Questionnaires in Outcome Data Collection.
  • Kroin E, Agnew S, Puri S, Bednar M, Light T. Characteristics of Hand Transfer Patients and Follow-up Care Based on Insurance Status.
  • Puri S, Morse KW, Hearns KA, Carlson MG. A Biomechanical Comparison of Extensor Carpi Ulnaris Subsheath Reconstruction Techniques.
  • Ghatan AC, Puri S, Morse KW, Hearns K, Von Althaan C, Carlson MG. Relative Contribution of the Subsheath to Extensor Carpi Ulnaris Tendon Instability: Implications for Surgical Reconstruction and Rehabilitation.
  • Gilley E, Puri S, Trehan SK, Hearns KA, Weiland AJ, Carlson MG. Importance of Computed Tomography in Determining Displacement of Scaphoid Fractures.
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