BayCare Clinic is home to three fellowship-trained hand experts fully equipped with extensive knowledge and specialty expertise to treat hand-related medical issues including:
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Tendon and ligament injuries
Fractures and dislocations
Numbness in hands or fingers
Cubital tunnel syndrome
Emergency and long-term hand conditions
Why does being 'fellowship-trained' matter?
Fellowship training is an honor reserved for the best doctors in their fields. Following residency, select doctors are given an opportunity to focus on a specialty-training under the best and most respected practicing physicians in that field.
If you’re seeing a fellowship-trained physician, rest assured that physician’s level of knowledge and experience is of the highest caliber.
Dr. Andrew Kirkpatrick is an orthopedic surgeon at Orthopedic & Sports Medicine BayCare Clinic. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. He also completed a fellowship in hand surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is a board candidate for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Brian J. Klika is an orthopedic surgeon with Orthopedic & Sports Medicine BayCare Clinic. He specializes in complicated hand, wrist and arm issues. His path to becoming a hand specialist started at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, where he studied physical therapy. He earned his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery and completed his fellowship in hand surgery at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Steven C. Schmidt is a plastic surgeon with Plastic Surgery & Skin Specialists by BayCare Clinic. He specializes in hand, plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery. He earned his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis and completed his residency in general and plastic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. He also completed a fellowship in hand surgery in the department of orthopedic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.