Roger Cornwall, MD

Co-Director, Hand and Upper Extremity Center

Director, Pediatric Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship

Associate Professor, UC Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Phone 513-636-4785

Fax 513-636-3928


Brachial plexus birth palsy; pediatric hand and wrist trauma; congenital hand and upper extremity abnormalities; complex pediatric elbow trauma and deformities; gymnast wrist.


Brachial plexus injury and the growth and development of muscles; minimally invasive surgical treatment for shoulder contracture in brachial plexus birth palsy; nerve transfers for unreconstructable brachial plexus birth injuries; outcomes following surgical and nonsurgical treatment algorithms for pediatric hand fractures; outcomes of non-operative and operative treatment algorithms for chronic adolescent wrist pain.

MD: Columbia University, New York, NY, 1997.

Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, 2002.

Fellowship: Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Harvard University, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, 2003.

Fellowship: Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2004.

Visiting Fellowship: Pediatric Orthopaedic and Hand Surgery, Groote Schuur Hospital and Red Cross Children's Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa, 2004.

Visiting Fellowship: Pediatric Hand and Brachial Plexus Surgery, l'Institut de la Main, Paris, France, 2004.

Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2006;Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand,The American Board of Surgery, 2009. 

View PubMed Publications

Cornwall R. Finger metacarpal fractures and dislocations in childrenHand Clinics. 2006 Feb;22(1):1-10. Review.

Cornwall R, Ricchetti ET. Pediatric phalanx fractures: unique challenges and pitfalls. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2006 Apr;445:146-56. Review.

Cornwall R, Gilbert MS, Koval KJ, Strauss E, Siu AL. Functional outcomes and mortality vary among different types of hip fractures: a function of patient characteristics. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2004 Aug;(425):64-71.

Book Chapters

Cornwall R. Hand Injuries. In Mattei P (ed.) Fundamentals of Pediatric Surgery. 2nd ed. New York: Springer, 2011.

Cornwall R. Pediatric trigger thumb release. In Flynn J, et al (Ed): Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2010.

Cornwall R, Frances, J. Pediatric radial neck fractures. In Flynn J, et al (Ed): Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2010. 

Cornwall R. Congenital Hand Deformities. In Trumble T (ed.): Principles of Hand Surgery and Therapy. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: WB Saunders, 2009.

Cornwall R. The Upper Limb. In Kleigman R, Behrman R, Jenson H, Stanton B (ed.): Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, Philadelphia: Elsevier; 2007.

Cornwall R, Dormans JP. Diseases of the Hematopoietic System. In Morrisy RT, Weinstein SL (ed.): Lovell and Winter's Pediatric Orthopaedics. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2006.