Mitchell Pet, MD

Mitchell Pet, MD


Specialty Areas

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Cancer Reconstruction
  • Nerve Surgery

Common Procedures

  • Surgical treatment of fractures and non-unions in the forearm, wrist, and hand
  • Tendon and nerve repair
  • Tendon and nerve transfer
  • Surgery for wrist and finger arthritis
  • Complex soft tissue reconstruction for traumatic or oncologic defects in the limbs and trunk
  • Complex soft tissue reconstruction for traumatic or oncologic defects in the limbs and trunk
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • DeQuervain’s Release
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Surgical and Non-Surgical treatment of Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Excision of masses in the hand and wrist
  • Burn scar contracture

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Upper extremity fractures
  • Scaphoid non-union
  • Kienbock’s Disease
  • Tendon lacerations
  • Nerve and brachial plexus injuries
  • Wrist and hand arthritis
  • Melanoma and Sarcoma Nerve compression
  • Dequervain’s Tenosynovitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Hand and upper extremity masses
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Burn scar contracture
  • Bone tumors of the upper extremity


Board Certifications

American Board of Plastic Surgery


Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 2011


2017 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA


2018 Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship, Curtis National Hand Center, Baltimore, MD

Professional Memberships

American Association for Surgery of the Hand

American Association of Hand Surgeons

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Awards and Honors

Medical Student Clerkship Director

Associate Program Director for Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship


Areas of Research Interest

Vascularized Bone and Cartilage Transfer

Patient Reported Outcomes in Hand Upper Extremity Surgery

New Technologies for Free Flap Monitoring

Clinical Trials

Feasibility Study of Therapeutic Brief Electrical Stimulation to Accelerate Nerve Regeneration Harnessing Neuroplasticity to Enhance Functional Recovery in Allogeneic Hand Transplant and Heterotopic Hand Replant Recipients


3D morphometric modeling for planning of radiocarpal articular reconstruction

Radioulnoscahpolunate Fusion with Volar Locking Plate in Dorsal Position
following Resection of Giant Cell Tumor of the Distal Radius Wireless technology for free flap monitoring


Ha A, Booth M, Pet MA. Two Incision Approach for the Open Reduction Internal Fixation of Intra-articular Hamate Body Fractures using a Cannulated Headless Compression Screw. (Accepted, In Press, Techniques in and Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery).

Van Handel AC, Galvez MG, Boyer MI, Brogan DM, Cipriano CA, Hirbe AC, Pet MA. Radioulnoscahpolunate Fusion with Volar Locking Plate in Dorsal Position following Resection of Giant Cell Tumor of the Distal Radius. Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery. E-Pub Ahead of Print, February 24, 2020.

Pet MA, Assi PE, Yousaf I, Giladi AM, Higgins JP. Outcomes of the Medial Femoral Trochlea Osteochondral Free Flap for Proximal Scaphoid Reconstruction. Journal of Hand Surgery. E-Pub Ahead of Print, March 5, 2020.

Pet MA, Assi PE, Giladi AM, Higgins JP. Outcomes of the Medial Femoral Trochlea Osteochondral Free Flap for Lunate Reconstruction in Advanced Kienbock’s Disease. Journal of Hand Surgery. E-Pub Ahead of Print, October 16, 2019.

Pet MA, Ko JH. Long-term Outcomes of Vascularized Trochlear Flap For Scaphoid Proximal Pole Reconstruction. Hand Clinics. 35(3):345-352 (2019).

Pet MA, Ko JH. Indications for Replantation and Revascularization in the Hand. Hand Clinics, 35(2):119-30 (2019).

Liu MT, Khechoyan DY, Susarla SM, Skladman R, Birgfeld CB, Gruss JG, Lee A, Ellenbogen RG, Pet MA, Hopper RA. Bandeau Shape, Orbital Morphology, and Craniofacial Twist after Fronto-Orbital Advancement for Isolated Unilateral Coronal Synostosis: A Case-Control Study of Two-Year Outcomes. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.143(6):1703- 1777 (2019).

Pet MA, Lipira AB, Liu Y, Kao D, Ko JH. Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation of the Elbow Joint: A Cadaveric Study. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 80(4):438-447 (2018).

Pet MA, Dodge R, Siebold B, Kinter SL, Tse RW. Speech and Surgical Outcomes in Children with Veau Types 3 and 4 Cleft Palate: A Comparison of Internationally Adopted and Non-Adopted Children. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal. 55(3):396-404 (2018).

Pet MA, Morrison SD, Mack, JS, Lussiez AD, Sears, ED, Wright T, Means KR, Higgins JP, Ko JH, Cederna PS, Kung TA. Comparison of Patient-Reported Outcomes after Traumatic Upper Extremity Amputation: Replantation versus Prosthetic Rehabilitation. Injury. 47(12):2783-88 (2016).

Ko JH, Pet MA, Khouri JS, Hammert WC. Management of Scaphoid Fractures. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 140(2):333e-346e (2017).

Pet MA, Gupta D, Tse R. Harlequin Ichthyosis: A Surgical Perspective. Journal of Pediatric Dermatology. 33(5):e327-32 (2016) Pet MA, Lipira AB, Ko JH. Nerve Transfers for the Restoration of Wrist, Finger, and Thumb Extension after High Radial Nerve Injury. Hand Clinics. 32(2):191-207 (2016).

Pet MA, Ko JH. Commentary on “A Comparison of K-wire versus Screw fixation on the Outcomes of Distal Phalanx Fractures.” Journal of Hand Surgery. 40(11):2168 (2015).

Pet MA, Friedly JL, Ko JH, Smith DG. Traction Neurectomy for Treatment of Painful Residual Limb Neuroma in Lower Extremity Amputees. Journal of Orthopedic Trauma. 29(9):e321-e325 (2015).

Pet MA, Grames LM, Blount-Stahl M, Saltzman BS, Molter DW, Woo AS. The Furlow Palatoplasty for Velopharyngeal Dysfunction: Velopharyngeal Changes, Speech Improvements, and Where They Intersect. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 52:12-22 (2015).

Swanson J, Oppenheimer AJ, Al-Mufarrej F, Pet MA, Saltzman B, Gruss J, Hopper R, Cunningham M, Birgfeld CB. Maternofetal Complications in Craniosynostosis. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 136:214e-222e (2015).

Pet MA, Ko JH, Vedder NB. Reconstruction of the Traumatized Thumb. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 134:1235-45 (2014).

Pet MA, Ko JH, Friedly JL, Mourad PD, Smith DG. Targeted Nerve Implantation for Neuroma Pain in Amputees. Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research. 472, 2991-3001 (2014).

Pet MA, Bailey MS, Moon MR, Lawton JR, Rinne AW, Damiano RJ. The impact of CHADS2 score on late stroke after the Cox maze procedure. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 146, 85-89 (2013).

Pet MA, Ray WZ, Yee A, Mackinnon, SE. Nerve transfer to the triceps after brachial plexus injury: report of four cases. Journal of Hand Surgery 36, 398–405 (2011).

Ray WZ, Pet MA, Yee A, Mackinnon SE. Double fascicular nerve transfer to the biceps and brachialis muscles after brachial plexus injury: clinical outcomes in a series of 29 cases. Journal of Neurosurgery 114, 1520–1528 (2011).

Ray WZ, Pet MA, Nicoson MC, Yee A, Kahn LC, Mackinnon SE. Two-level motor nerve transfer for the treatment of long thoracic nerve palsy. Journal of Neurosurgery. 115, 858–864 (2011).

Pet MA, Cain MF, Hughes RP, Glueck DS, Golen JA, Rheingold AL. Synthesis and structure of ferrocenylmethylphosphines, their borane adducts, and some related derivatives. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 694, 2279–2289 (2009).


Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Patients Seen At

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Center for Advanced Medicine
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Center
4921 Parkview Place, Suite G, Floor 6
St. Louis, MO 63110

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Medical Building 4, Suite 320
1044 N Mason Road
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

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