Philip To, MD
As long as I can remember, I have always wanted to be a doctor. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was five-years-old. I remember going to the oncologist and wanting to be the person that could help my mom. After a hard fought battle with breast cancer, my mother passed, and at age 11 I was inspired to pursue a medical career.
During medical school, I found that orthopaedics was the ultimate profession to heal. While in residency, I truly enjoyed operating on the upper extremity. The meticulous detail and precision that went into the procedures really fit me well. I was also lucky enough to be mentored by many wonderful hand surgeons, including one of the most accomplished hand surgeons in the United States, Dr. Peter J. Stern. Fulfilling a childhood dream and helping people return to function is one of the many reasons why I love what I do.
Dr. To’s Credentials
Mary S. Stern Hand Fellowship, August 2013 – July 2014 Cincinnati, Ohio Fellowship Director – Peter J. Stern M.D.
Vanderbilt University, July 2008 – June 2013 Nashville, Tennessee
The University of Cincinnati, June 2008 Cincinnati, Ohio Doctorate of Medicine
The Ohio State University, March 2004 Columbus, Ohio Bachelor of Science Major – Biology, Minor – Psychology G.P.A. – 3.80, Magna Cum Laude
AOA National Society of Collegiate Scholars Deans List – The Ohio State University, 2000 – 2004 ASSH/AFSH Annual Meeting Scholarship – 2012
Madhav TJ, To P, Stern PJ, The Palmer Fat Pad is a Reliable Intraoperative Landmark during Carpal Tunnel Release, J Hand Surg AM, Sept 2009: 34(7); 1204-1209
To P, Watson JT, Boutonniere Deformity, J Hand Surg AM, Jan 2011: 36(1); 139-142
To P, Atkinson CA, Lee DH, Pappas ND, The Most Cited Articles in Hand Surgery over the Past 20 Plus Years: A Modern Day Reading List, J Hand Surg AM, May 2013:38(5); 983-987
Madhav TJ, To P, Stern PJ. “The Palmar Fat Pad: An Anatomic Landmark During Carpal Tunnel Release.” Indianapolis – Louisville – Cincinnati Tri-State Hand Surgery Conference. June 8, 2007.
To P, Lee DH, “Anatomical Study of Proximal Humerus Plates” Hillman Lecture, Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute, April 7, 2011.
To P, “Character, Incidence, and Predictors of Knee Pain and Activity After Intramedullary Nailing of an Isolated Tibia Fracture.” Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Society Meeting. May 3, 2013.
To P, “Air Transportation for Upper Extremity Amputations: A Retrospective Review at a Level 1 Center.” Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Society Meeting. May 4, 2013.
To P “The Accuracy of Common Hand Injections.” Indianapolis – Louisville – Cincinnati Tri-State Hand Surgery Conference. June 13, 2014.
Draeger R, To P, Little K. Galeazzi and Essex Lopresti Injuries. In Abzug JM, Kozin S, Zlotolow DA, eds. The Pediatric Upper Extremity – chapter completed
Air Transportation for Upper Extremity Amputations: A Retrospective Review at a Level 1 Center – manuscript completed
Electrodiagnostic Studies and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – manuscript completed
Character, Incidence, and Predictors of Knee Pain and Activity After Intramedullary Nailing of an Isolated Tibia Fracture – manuscript submitted to Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
The Accuracy of Common Hand Injections – manuscript pending
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery – Resident Member American Society for the Surgery of Hand – Candidate Member
Foundation for Orthopaedic Trauma Lower Extremity Dissection Course – Las Vegas, 3/3/2010
Adrian E. Flatts Resident and Fellows Conference in Hand Surgery – Chicago, 9/5/2012
Microsurgery Training Program, Division of Plastic Surgery – Indianapolis, 8/26/2013 – 8/30/2013
Gross Anatomy Student Tutor – 2005 Assisted 1st year medical students review anatomical structures for coursework and exams CincyAfterSchool Program Tutor – 2005 Tutored children between the ages of 6 – 8 at an inner city school in reading and math Personal Care Attendant, Easter Seals, Columbus, Ohio – 2002 Tutored, supervised, and assisted in activities of daily life for two children who had cerebral palsy and an unknown developmental disorder
OrthoArizona-Arizona Bone & Joint Specialists
Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona
Paradise Valley Hospital
The Orthopedic Surgery Center of AZ (TOSCA) (Ambulatory Services)
SurgCenter at Pima Crossing
all Honor Health hospitals
Desert Ridge Surgery Center
Camelback Surgical Center