Dr. Kraig M. Burgess has distinguished himself as an expert in the field of Orthopedic Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery. He received his Bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and his medical school training was completed at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio.
Upon completion of his Internship and Residency in General Orthopedics, Dr. Burgess performed an additional year of Fellowship Training. This fellowship specific training in hand and upper extremity surgery included an enormous variety of reconstructive procedures and extensive trauma training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. U.S. News and World Report consistently rank The Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best overall hospitals and the Orthopedic Surgery Department is among the top 5 year after year. Dr. Burgess has also successfully completed a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery.
Dr. Burgess has been involved in both clinical and bio-mechanical research. He has been published in The Journal of Hand Surgery, the profession’s most prestigious journal. He has also presented nationally and lectured on topics ranging from joint replacement and tendon injuries to carpal tunnel syndrome and the treatment of improperly healed wrist fractures, just to name a few. Since practicing in the Phoenix area he has continued to lecture and has been featured in local newspaper write-ups and radio “Ask the Doctor” programs.
Dr. Burgess’ area of interest includes the treatment of traumatic, acquired and reconstructive conditions of the hand, wrist and elbow. His philosophy focuses on patient education and decision making. His goal is to educate the patient and allow them to make informed educated decisions regarding both their surgical and nonsurgical treatment options.