Department of Surgery
Jignesh Unadkat is a highly skilled plastic and reconstructive surgeon whose focus is on the reconstruction and repair of hand and/or upper extremity (wrist, elbow, shoulder) injuries and conditions. He diagnoses and treats a wide range of upper extremity conditions, including brachial plexus disorder, peripheral nerve disorders, hand and wrist arthritis, compressive neuropathy, upper extremity reconstruction, trauma-induced complex hand fractures, and neuroma pain management via targeted muscle reinnervation and regenerative peripheral nerve interface. He utilizes such leading-edge techniques as local, regional, and free tissue transfer, and specializes in reconstruction of the paralyzed upper extremity using nerve, tendon, or functional muscle transfers. He also performs decompression of peripheral nerves in the upper and lower extremity.
His work has been published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, American Journal of Transplantation, and Pharmaceutical Research.
Unadkat received his MD from Grant Government Medical College in Mumbai, India, and trained at Queen Victoria and Royal London Hospitals in the United Kingdom. He became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and then pursued a plastic surgery residency and a hand surgery fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.