Post-Doctoral Residency & Training:

1983-85    PGY1-PGY2

                Intern and Resident, General Surgery

                Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

1985-89    PGY3-PGY6

                Orthopedic Surgery Residency; Chief Resident, 1989

                Tufts/New England Medical Center Hospitals, Boston, MA

1989-90    PGY7

                Hand Surgery Fellowship

                Tufts/New England Medical Center Hospitals, Boston, MA


Additional Specialized Education and Training:

Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Dellon Institute for Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Baltimore, MD


Microsurgery

Curtis National Hand Center

Baltimore, MD

The Mayo Clinic School of Medicine

Rochester, MN


Executive Education

Innovation, Negotiation, Leadership

MIT Sloan School of Management

Cambridge, MA


Needle Aponeurotomy Technique

Dr. Charlie Eaton, Jupiter, FL

Dr. Henri Lellouche, Hospital Lariboisière, Paris, France


Licensure:

Massachusetts 55512, 1986-2006

Washington MD00044072, 2004 - present


Board Certification:

Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1983

Diplomate, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, 1992

    Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery: 1992, 2003, 2012

    Board Certified, Hand Surgery: 1993, 2003, 2012

Diplomate, National Board of Physicians and Surgeons, 2015

    Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery: 2015

    Board Certified, Hand Surgery: 2015


Clinical Interests:

  1.   Wrist pain: post-traumatic, atraumatic; arthritis

  2.   Thumb pain: post-traumatic, atraumatic; arthritis

  3. Hand/wrist/arm pain and hand weakness, particularly with negative work-up (eg, normal blood tests, radiographs, MRI, EMG/NCV, bone scan), and lack of response to treatment (eg, oral medication, splint, exercise, physical therapy, steroid injections, surgery). Dr. Ericson has given presentations locally, nationally and internationally on this pattern of complaints, specifically with regard to the anatomic aspects of their etiology, evaluation, and treatment.

  4. Ehlers Danlos Syndrome: Patients with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome often have a complex but particular pattern of upper extremity problems involving pain, weakness and numbness, which can be “disambiguated” and treated.

  5. Peripheral nerve problems: carpal tunnel syndrome, pronator syndrome, anterior interosseous nerve palsy (Kiloh-Nevin syndrome), anterior interosseous nerve syndrome, lacertus tunnel syndrome, ulnar nerve palsy, radial nerve palsy; peripheral neuropathy, diabetic peripheral neuropathy, thoracic outlet syndrome/symptoms

  6. Dupuytren Contracture: needle aponeurotomy, fasciectomy, z-plasty, Auxilium Xiaflex®, DigitWidget®, radiation treatment. Regarding needle aponeurotomy, Dr. Ericson has visited and observed Dr. Charlie Eaton in Jupiter, Florida, and Dr. Henri Lellouche at the Hospital Lariboisière in Paris, France, performing the needle aponeurotomy technique.

  7. Failed previous hand surgery: failed carpal tunnel release, failed DeQuervain’s release, failed lateral epicondylectomy, failed radial tunnel release, failed tennis elbow surgery; recurrent Dupuytren contracture, malunion/non-union; complications of hand surgery.

  8. Innovations in hand surgery: improved diagnostic precision, minimally invasive techniques, smaller scars, WALANT (Wide-Awake, Local Anesthesia, No Tourniquet).


Office hours:

Monday:  Surgery

Tuesday: 7:45am-3:30pm

Wednesday: Surgery

Thursday: 7:45am-3:30pm


Dr. Ericson is an ABOS Board Certified orthopedic surgeon with hand fellowship training who has been practicing hand and upper extremity surgery since 1990. Dr. Ericson has been a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons since 1993, and a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and a Member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand since 1994. Dr. Ericson is a past-President of the Massachusetts Orthopedic Association, and was Chief of Hand Surgery at Winchester Hospital, in Winchester, MA, from 1994-2005, where he was in private practice for 15 years. After 30 years in the Boston area, Dr. Ericson was recruited to Seattle in 2005 and worked briefly in Woodinville at Northwest Hand Specialists before opening his own practice in 2006. We are now celebrating our 10th year in the Seattle area, with no change in office staff.


Professional Memberships:

Fellow, American College of Surgeons, elected 1993

Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, elected 1994

    Occupational Health and Worker’s Compensation Committee, 2008-2010

    Guidelines and Technology Oversight Committee, 2010-2013

    Committee on Evidence-Based Quality and Value, 2013-2015

    Faculty, AAOS Occupational Orthopedics and Workmen’s Compensation

        Course: a Multidisciplinary Perspective, 2011

Fellow, Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons, elected 2008

    Received the Jules Tinel MD Award, 2009

Fellow, Seattle Surgical Society, elected 2014


Member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, elected 1994

    Government Affairs Committee, 2011 - 2014

Member, American Association for Hand Surgery, 2007 - present

Member, American College of Sports Medicine

Member, International Society for Sport Traumatology of the Hand


Member, Dupuytren e.V.

Founding Member, Fascia Research Society

Affiliate Member, North American Spine Society


Member, American Society for Peripheral Nerve

Member, International Society for Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury

Member, International Association for the Study of Pain

Member, American Academy of Pain Management

Member, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Member, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons


Member, Ehlers Danlos Society

    Ehlers Danlos Support UK

    International Committee on Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

        Chair, Orthopaedics Working Group 2016


Leadership Board, Arthritis Foundation, Great West Region, 2015 - present


Member, Massachusetts Medical Society, 1982 - present

Member, Society of Brigham Surgical Alumni, 1985 - present

Member, Massachusetts Orthopedic Association, 1990-2005

    Treasurer, 1996-1998

    Vice-President, 1998-1999

    President, 1999-2000


Member, King County Medical Society

    Delegate to the Washington State Medical Association

Member, Washington State Medical Association

Member, Western Orthopedic Association


Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Affiliate Member, IEEE


Reviewer, HAND

Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery


Continuing Medical Education:


“The Operative Treatment of Fractures and Non-Unions - Theoretical and Practical Principles," AO/ASIF Basic Course, Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Osteosynthesefragen and the Swiss Association for the Study of Internal Fixation, Davos, Switzerland. December 15-19, 1987.


"Advanced Pneumatic Instrumentation for Surgical Procedures," Midas Rex Institute Hands-On Workshop, Worcester, MA. August 12-14, 1987.


Boston Prosthetics and Orthotics Course, Harvard Medical School, Tufts University School of Medicine, and Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA. April, 1989.


Maine Orthopedic Review Course, Colby College, Waterville, ME. June, 1989.


Laboratory of Microsurgical Training, Raymond Curtis Hand Center, Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD. January, 1990.


Harvard "Newport" Pathology Review Course, Boston, MA. March, 1990.


"Upper Extremity Fractures and Trauma Management Decisions," American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, Boston, MA. August 3-5, 1990.


"Orthopedic Risk Management for the Primary Care Provider," Tufts Associated Health Plans/Tufts University School of Medicine Seminar, Waltham, MA. October 18, 1990.


"Internal Fixation in Hand Surgery," American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Snowbird, UT. March 24-29, 1991.


"Risk Management Office Appraisal Program," Massachusetts Joint Underwriters Association, Winchester, MA. May 10, 1991.


“Upper Extremity Update," Tufts University School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Boston, MA. October 18-19, 1991.


"Wrist Arthroscopy", American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, Cincinnati, OH. November 16, 1991.


"Southwestern Orthopedic Surgery Review," University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, TX. June 5-7, 1992.


"The Wrist: Problems and Challenges," American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, Newport Beach, CA. May 19-22, 1993.


"Internal and External Fixation of the Hand and Wrist - Theoretical and Practical Principles," AO/ASIF Hand Course, Maui, HI. May 1-6, 1994.


"Hand and Wrist Injuries in the Athlete," American Society for Surgery of the Hand Scottsdale, AZ. November 14-16, 1994.


Agee Carpal Tunnel Release System Surgical Skills Workshop, Winchester, MA. May, 1995.


"From the Hand to the Elbow: A Current Practical Approach to Problem Solving," American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, San Francisco, CA. May 1-4, 1996.


“Clinical Risk Management: Implications for Practice,” Tufts University School of Medicine. Boston, MA  May 7, 1997.


“Risk Management Update For Orthopaedics,” Boston University School of Medicine, Newton, MA.  April 22, 1998. 


“Disorders of the Wrist,” The American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Rochester, MN.  May 21-23, 1998. 


“Complex Wrist Fractures,” Castle Medical Center, Maui, HI. April, 1999.


“Master Techniques in Hand Surgery,” American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Boston, MA. September 2, 1999.


Leadership Skills Conference, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Chicago, IL. November 11-13, 1999.


Comprehensive Review Course in Hand Surgery, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Dallas, TX. July 27-29, 2001.


“Upper Extremity Symptoms and the Workplace,” American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Chicago, IL, April 12-14, 2002.


“Multiples of One” Conference, Bartos Theater, MIT Media Laboratory, Boston, MA, November 7-8, 2003.


New England Hand Society, Annual Meeting, Sturbridge, MA. December 6, 2003.


HIV Medicine Monograph, Modules 1-5, Department of HIV Medicine, the Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY. August, 2004.


“Peripheral Nerve Surgery,” Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD. March 30-April 3, 2006.


“Arthroplasties of the Hand,” University of Washington Hand Surgery, Seattle, WA. May 12, 2006.


“Crucial Elements Hand Surgery,” University of Washington Hand Surgery, Seattle, WA. May 13, 2006.


Combined AAHS/ASPN/ASRM Meeting, Maui, HI. January, 2009.


Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons Annual Meeting, Ft. Worth, TX. November 4-7, 2010.


Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Treatment Options, Balance OT Symposium, Ballard, WA. April 23, 2011.


"The Wrist Injury Course," The Hawaiian Consortium for Continuing Medical Education, University of Hawaii, Maui, HI. October 28-30, 2011.


AAOS 13th Annual Occupational Orthopedics and Workmen's Compensation Course: A Multidisciplinary Perspective, Las Vegas, NV. November 4-6, 2011.


AAOS Board Preparation and Review Course, San Francisco, CA. December 2-3, 2011.


AAHS Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV. January 10th-13th, 2012.


ASSH National Orthopedic Leadership Conference, Washington, DC. April 25-29th, 2012.


Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons Annual Meeting, Ft. Worth, TX. November 2-4, 2012.


Mayo Microvascular Surgery Training Course, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN. April 1-4, 2013.


The Linscheid-Dobyns Memorial “Disorders of the Wrist” Course, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN. May 23-26, 2013.


AAHS Annual Meeting, Poipu, HI. January 8-10, 2014.


AAOS National Orthopedic Leadership Conference, Washington, DC. May 1-3, 2014.


2014 Learning Conference, Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation,  Houston, TX. July 10-12, 2014


Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ. November 14-16, 2014.


9th Triennial Hand and Wrist Biomechanics International Symposium, Milan, Italy. June 15-17, 2015.


Ehlers Danlos Society International Symposium, NYC, NY. May 3-6, 2016


Ehlers-Danlos Society Global Learning Conference, Baltimore, MD. July 14-16, 2016



American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meetings:

1990 Toronto, Canada

1991 Orlando, FL

1992 Phoenix, AZ

1993 Kansas City, MO

1994 Seattle, WA

1995 San Francisco, CA

1997 Denver, CO

1999 Boston, MA

2000 Seattle, WA

2002 Phoenix, AZ

2003 Chicago, IL

2004 New York, NY

2006 Washington, DC

2007 Seattle, WA

2008 Chicago, IL

2009 San Francisco, CA

2010 Boston, MA

2011 Las Vegas, NV

2013 San Francisco, CA

2014 Boston, MA

2016 Austin, TX


Outside Interests:

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Education/Degrees:

1979   BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

1983   MD, Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA



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