The Institute for Hand Surgery at Long Island Plastic Surgical Group (LIPSG) is focused on providing comprehensive care for conditions of the hand, upper extremity, and peripheral nervous system. In addition to their six to eight years of primary training, our plastic surgeons specializing in hand surgery have completed an additional year of training dedicated solely to upper extremity surgery. This advanced expertise sets them apart as unique experts in the field, and it provides them with a deeper understanding of the relationship between bone and soft tissue. Our doctors have undergone advanced training in plastic and reconstructive surgery, and we are proud to offer expert treatment for all conditions of the hand and upper extremity.
Our doctors are committed to helping patients restore both the appearance and function of the affected area with optimal results. By utilizing the most current and innovative surgical techniques, and evaluating patients in a timely manner, they are able to provide effective solutions that can improve patients’ overall quality of life. As a division of the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group—the longest running plastic surgery group practice in North America—the Institute for Hand Surgery is a name you can trust.
To learn about each of our highly trained hand surgeons, please read their biographies below. If you have any questions, or would like to know about your options for treatment, contact us to schedule an appointment.
Roger L. Simpson, MD, MBA, FACS
Dr. Roger L. Simpson is a board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon and hand surgery specialist. He is President of LIPSG and has been a partner since 1981. Dr. Simpson earned his medical degree from the University of Brussels, School of Medicine, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He then completed General Surgery and Plastic Surgery residencies at the Nassau University Medical Center, where he currently acts as Chief of the Hand Surgery Service, Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and Director of the Burn Center. After his residency training, Dr. Simpson pursued a Hand Surgery fellowship at the Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City, during which he earned the Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery.
In addition to being President at the practice, Dr. Simpson directs LIPSG’s Center for Facial Paralysis, carrying out advanced surgical techniques for reanimation in patients with facial paralysis. He remains active in numerous professional organizations, including being a Fellow of the American College of Surgeon as well as a member of the American Society for Hand Surgery, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, The New York Society for Surgery of the Hand, and the Arthritis Foundation’s Long Island Division.
Laurence T. Glickman, MD, MSC, FRCS(C), FACS
Dr. Laurence T. Glickman is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada. He has a special focus on cosmetic surgery as well as peripheral nerve and maxillofacial reconstruction. Dr. Glickman has been a member of LIPSG since 1991 and is the practice’s former president. He is currently the Medical Director of the practice’s medical spa, Deep Blue Med Spa, and is involved with LIPSG’s clinical trials division.
Dr. Glickman earned his medical degree from McGill University in Montreal, where he also completed a master’s degree in Experimental Surgery. He then completed his General Surgical training at the university’s Montreal General Hospital. Dr. Glickman underwent advanced training in a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery residency at the Nassau County Medical Center, and completed a fellowship in Peripheral Nerve and Maxillofacial Surgery at Sunnybrook Medical Center in Toronto. He is affiliated with many professional organizations, including the American Society of Peripheral Nerve, the American Headache Society, and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Thomas A. Davenport, MD, FACS
Dr. Thomas A. Davenport has been a partner at LIPSG since 2006. He performs a wide variety of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures and specializes in wound care and burn reconstruction. Dr. Davenport earned his medical degree from Yale University, and continued his training in a General Surgery residency and Plastic Surgery fellowship in the Harvard University Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Davenport then completed a fellowship in Cancer Reconstruction and Cosmetic Surgery at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, during which he was selected for the Webster Fellowship in Pediatric Plastic Surgery award. He also completed advanced training in a fellowship at the Shriner Burn Hospital for Children through Harvard University, where he trained in burn and accident reconstruction.
In addition to treating patients at LIPSG, Dr. Davenport is the Director of Microsurgery and the Director of Surgical Wound Care at Winthrop-University Hospital. He stays active in the medical community through his involvement in several organizations, including his Fellow status in the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of societies such as the American Society of Plastic Surgery, the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, the American Association of Hand Surgery, and the American Professional Wound Care Association.
Brian A. Pinsky, MD, FACS
Dr. Brian A. Pinsky is a board-certified plastic surgeon who performs a range of plastic and reconstructive procedures. He has a specialty in complex hand and wrist injuries, rheumatoid arthritis, nerve injury repair, nerve compression, and treating Dupuytren’s contracture. Dr. Pinsky earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Ohio. He then completed his residency training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital as well as a fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Pinsky has also earned a subspecialty certificate in Surgery of the Hand.
Dr. Pinsky has been with LIPSG since 2012 and also acts as Assistant Clinical Professor in Plastic Surgery at Stony Brook University. Dr. Pinsky is active in many professional societies including the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Association for Hand Surgery, the New York Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Pinsky is a consultant peer reviewer for the Journal of Hand Surgery and the journal Hand. Additionally, he has been involved with volunteer opportunities to help those in need throughout the world. This has included traveling abroad with the non-profit Komedyplast as a volunteer pediatric surgeon for children with complex craniofacial deformities.
Haritha B. Veeramachaneni, MD
Dr. Haritha B. Veeramachaneni specializes in complex hand and wrist injuries, arthritis treatment, nerve repair, and treatment for nerve compression conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. She also performs a wide range of cosmetic procedures at LIPSG, such as breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, liposuction, and eyelid lift surgery. Dr. Veeramachaneni is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
After completing her undergraduate education from Duke University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, Dr. Veeramachaneni earned her medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine under the prestigious merit-based Canby Robinson Society Scholarship. She completed her residency training in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, followed by a fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery at the C.M. Kleinert Institute in Louisville.
Michael R. Christy, MD, MA, FACS
Dr. Michael R. Christy is experienced in the full breadth of cosmetic, plastic, and reconstructive surgery. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon with advanced expertise in facial plastic surgery and craniomaxillofacial trauma and reconstruction. Dr. Christy earned his master’s and medical degrees from Boston University School of Medicine. He then studied in a combined residency at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, training in General Surgery and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Christy continued to train in a fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery at Los Angeles County Hospital through the University of Southern California.
Dr. Christy was previously a faculty member at Johns Hopkins/University of Maryland in the combined Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Residency program and the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Throughout this time, he earned several honors and awards for his work. Dr. Christy stays active in the surgical community through his involvement in various professional organizations. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of multiple organizations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, International Hand and Composite Tissue Allotransplantation Society, and American Society of Reconstructive Transplantation.
Nikhil Agrawal, MD
Dr. Nikhil Agrawal is a plastic surgeon specializing in hand and wrist procedures such as fracture fixation, trigger finger releases, and arthritis treatments. He also specializes in nerve surgeries including migraine procedures, targeted muscle reinnervation for phantom limb pain, and endoscopic carpal tunnel release. Dr. Agrawal has authored articles for major peer-reviewed journals on topics ranging from fracture treatment to nerve transfers, and more. Additionally, he serves on committees for the American Society for Peripheral Nerve and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal and serves as a reviewer for The Hand Journal and The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal.