About The Hand Center at BSSC

We are specialists in the care of the symptomatic hand and elbow. Our team is headed by board certified Orthopaedists and Plastic Surgeons who have completed Hand Fellowships and have a  Subspecialty Certificate (Formerly CAQ Hand) in hand surgery. Our practice is limited to problems of the hand, wrist, forearm, elbow and shoulder. Dr. Kim also performs soft tissue coverage for complex upper and lower extremity problems. This includes reconstructive surgery for arthritis, tendon, nerve and bone surgery as well as reconstructive microsurgery. We are members of the teaching staff at the New England Baptist Hospital, at the Tufts University Combined Hand Surgery Fellowship. We have participated in many conferences and lectures and written on many subjects regarding Hand Surgery.

Our practice started as Hand Surgical Associates in approximately 1970 by Dr. Edward A. Nalebuff, MD and later with Dr. Lewis H. Millender, MD. This was the first Hand Surgery practice in Boston and in the New England region. Later, in 1990, they were joined by Dr. Andrew L Terrono, MD and then in 1998 by Dr. Paul Feldon, MD.

In 1999, after over 30 years of taking care of hand problems, we opened the Hand Center at the New England Baptist Hospital. This enabled us to provide comprehensive services for your hand problems. We developed a team approach which may include physician assistants, hand surgery fellows, hand therapists, and radiology staff. All are specifically trained to help in the care of your hand and upper extremity problems.

In 2001, Dr. Hervey Kimball, MD joined us bringing additional expertise in evaluation and treatment of elbow problems. This includes minimal invasive treatment and complex elbow surgery.

On July 1, 2018  Hand Surgical Associates (after almost 50 years) merged with Boston Sports and Shoulder Center (BSSC) and became The Hand Center at BSSC. This allows us to provide our patents with a more comprehensive upper extremity service and also allow our patients access to world class Orthopaedic care. BSSC and the hand surgeons are proud to be the home of “Boston’s Top Doctors”.

 In 2023, Dr. Peter Kim joined us bringing additional expertise in complex soft tissue problems and microsurgery.