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Greg Watchmaker, MD
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Patients Choice Award

Recognized as top 3% in patient compassion

Born: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Citizen: United States of America

Bachelors of Science - Biochemistry at University of Wisconsin in Madison (1981-1985)

Medical Degree - Washington University Medical School (1985-1989)

General Surgery, Plastic Surgery Residency - Barnes Hospital at Washington Univ. (1989-1994)

Fellow in Plastic Surgery - Barnes Hospital at Washington University (1994-1995)

Orthopaedic Upper Extremity Fellowship - Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh (1995-1996)

Wisconsin State Medical Society

American Society for Surgery of the Hand

American Medical Association


Societies (member or candidate)
Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity, McGraw-Hill (1996)

"Nerve Injury and Repair" pp 1251-1275, byGreg Watchmaker and SE Mackinnon

Clinics in Plastic Surgery - Hand Update II, W.B. Saunders (1997)

"Advances in Peripheral Nerve Surgery" byGreg Watchmaker and SE Mackinnon

Considerations in Pediatric Hand Surgery, Mosby Publishers (1997)

"Management of Pediatric Hand Fractures" byGreg Watchmaker and P Witt

Management of Peripheral Nerve Problems, W.B. Saunders (1997)

"Clinical Applications of Nerve Topography" by Greg Watchmaker and ME Jabaley

Orthopaedic Surgery: The Essentials, Thieme (1999)

"Management of Acute Nerve Injuries" by Greg Watchmaker

Cardiac Arrhythmia Surgery, ed. James Cox, 1990

"The Evolution of Intraoperative Electrophysiologic Mapping Procedures to Guide

Cardiac Arrhythmia Surgery Peirick J, Pogwizd SM,WatchmakerGP, Onufer JR, Corr


Published Book Chapters
Watchmaker GP, Gumucio CA, Crandall RE, Vannier M, Weeks PM: Internal Topography of the Median Nerve: A clinically useful computerized data base to assist nerve repair: Presented at the 43rd American Society for Surgery of the Hand Scientific Session (received the Emanuel B. Kaplan award), Baltimore, 1989.


Watchmaker GP, Peirick J, Cox JL, Cain ME, Corr PB: A Cinemagraphic Computer Analysis System for Rapidly Defining the Mechanisms Underlying Atrial Flutter and Fibrillation in Man. Presented at the 62nd American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, New Orleans, 1989.


O'Daniels J,Watchmaker GP, Young VY, Gardner V: Computerized mapping of the topographical organization of the human facial nerve. Presented at the 71st Annual Association of Plastic Surgery, 1992.


Watchmaker GP, Lee G, Mackinnon SE: Internal topography of the ulnar nerve facilitates anterior transposition, 49th Annual American Society for Surgery of the Hand Scientific Sessions, New Orleans 1995.


Watchmaker GP, Imbriglia JE: Dorsal capsulodesis for scapholunate instability. Presented at the American Orthopaedic Association meeting, Colorado 1996.

National Presentations
Watchmaker GP, Lee G, Mackinnon SE. Intraneural topography of the ulnar nerve in the cubital tunnel facilitates anterior transposition. Journal of Hand Surgery 19(6)915-22, 1994.


Watchmaker GP, Weber D, Mackinnon SE: Avoidance of transection of the palmar cutaneous branch of the median nerve in carpal tunnel release. Journal of Hand Surgery 21(4)644-50, 1996.


Witt PD, Marsh JL, Muntz HR, Marty-Grames L,Watchmaker GP: Acute Obstructive Sleep Apnea as a Complication of Sphincter Pharyngoplasty. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 33(3):183-189, 1996. tch


Watchmaker GP, Gumucio CA, Crandall RE, Vannier M, Weeks PM: Fascicular topography of the median nerve: A computer based study to identify branching patterns. Journal of Hand Surgery 16(1):53-59, 1991.


de Witte Pieter Bas; Lozano-Calderon Santiago; Harness Neil; Watchmaker Greg; Green Michael S; Ring David: Acute Vascular Injury Associated with Fracture of the Distal Radius. Journal of orthopaedic trauma 2008;22(9):611-4

Journal Publications
Channel 6 with Lynise Weeks "Snowblower Hand Injuries" January 1997.

Channel 4 morning health segment "Carpal Tunnel Syndrome" February 1997.

Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel "Software Helps Surgeon Repair Man's Severely Damaged Hand",

January 9th 1997.

"Hands-on Hands" Community Education Program, St. Mary's Hospital Ozaukee February 11th, 1997 and February 24th, 1997

Emergency Medicine Presentation on Hand Reconstruction February 1997

St. Mary's Hospital Ozaukee Senior Breakfast on Hand Arthritis March 1997

"Hands-on Hands" Community Education Program, St. Mary's Hospital Ozaukee February 17th, 1998.

"Triage of acute upper extremity trauma" Ozaukee EMS and Fire Department, May, 1998

"Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Epidemiology and Surgery" Case Managers Society of America - Milwaukee, June 4th, 1998

"Management of Acute Hand Trauma" Surgical Technologists of Milwaukee, March 1999

Local Presentations


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