Elkin Galvis, MD

Elkin Galvis, M.D.

Hand Care
Areas of Interest

Cerebral palsy and spasticity | Chronic nerve compression and nerve palsy reconstruction | Peripheral nerve acute injuries | Reconstruction after spinal cord injury | Wrist and small joint arthritis and arthroscopy

Get to know

Elkin Galvis, M.D.

I was born in Bogota, Colombia and graduated from the National University School of Medicine in 1999. I joined the Colombian Air Force as a medical commissioner officer for 3 years, did an Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery residency and graduated from Javeriana University. I completed an one-year fellowship at the Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery in Louisville, KY and continued as a Senior Fellow until June 2013.

Education & Training

MD
Universidad Nacional de Colombia | Colombia | 1999
Fellowship
University of Louisville/Christine M Kleinert Institue | Hand Surgery | Louisville | 2012
Residency
Universidad Javeriana | Orthopedic Surgery | Colombia | 2008
Internship
Hospital Universitario San Juan de Dios | General Internship | Colombia | 1999

Languages

English | Spanish

Areas of Interest

Cerebral palsy and spasticity | Chronic nerve compression and nerve palsy reconstruction | Peripheral nerve acute injuries | Reconstruction after spinal cord injury | Wrist and small joint arthritis and arthroscopy

Practice, Specialty or Service

School of Medicine

Associate Professor

Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Philosophy

"My philosophy of care revolves around precision, empathy and restoration. I prioritize restoring function and dexterity while understanding the hand's unique emotional and functional importance. Through skillful surgery and compassionate support, I aim to empower patients toward optimal recovery and renewed quality of life. With a dedication to continuous learning, education and innovation in hand surgery techniques for optimal outcomes."

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