EIN 31-6051199

American Society for Surgery of the Hand / Surgery of the Hand

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American Society for Surgery of the Hand / Surgery of the Hand advances the science and practice of hand and upper extremity surgery through education, research, and advocacy for patients and practitioners. Its education materials include the Journal of Hand Surgery, self-assessment exam, and publications. The annual meeting in 2021 was a hybrid format with in-person sessions in San Francisco and live/recorded content online. Over 2,600 individuals registered for the meeting which consisted of a mix of live and on-demand sessions.
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Surgery of the Hand
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Annual meeting: : the 2022 annual meeting took place in boston, ma. Over 2,800 individuals registered for the meeting. Seventeen pre and post courses were offered outside of the sessions included with registration. the topics they covered included, but were not limited to, musculoskeletal ultrasound, carpal instability, treatment of nerve injuries, elbow, scaphoid fractures, wrist arthroscopy, diversity, distal radius fractures, upper extremity flaps, walant, musician and elite athlete Surgery, ulnar sided wrist pain, academic career building, tendon and nerve transfer, and nonunions and malunions below the elbow. There was a sub meeting, which was for the furthering education of residents and fellows. There were also several scientific sessions in which doctors report on and discuss different surgical techniques researched and used in upper extremity care. Almost every event at our annual meeting is produced to serve our mission of advancing the science and practice of Hand and upper extremity Surgery.
In 2022 assh contributed $750,000 to afsh. Through the combined support of donors and assh, afsh will be able to further their funding of research efforts to enhance treatment of and prevent Hand and upper extremity difficulties. Funding for education of Hand surgeons is also provided by afsh in order to further enhance the skill set of Hand and upper extremity surgeons. Outreach initiatives are also funded by the support of donors and assh. These initiatives include, but are not limited to, numerous missions to under developed countries to provide free Surgery and consultation and domestic outreach days to provide free services in various cities throughout the us to those without access to Hand and upper extremity care.
Education materials: : included in here are the journal of Hand Surgery, self-assessment exam and all publications offered by assh. the self-assessment exam is produced by assh every year and is a self-study program which members use to make sure they are current with their Hand Surgery knowledge. In 2022 there were 2,229 registrants. the examination is offered as a convenient self-education exercise by the Society and is available to the medical profession, especially those health care professionals focusing on the care of the Hand and upper extremity. Designed to assist the physician in reviewing basic principles of Hand care, the exam also helps to keep the physician abreast of new developments and concepts within the specialty. the examination covers diagnostic and therapeutic problems, both surgical and non-operative, basic science knowledge, and fundamental principles of Hand Surgery. the interpretation of the illustrative material (clinical photographs and radiographs) is an integral part of the examination. the journal of Hand Surgery is the flagship publication of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. the jhs offers original, peer-reviewed articles reflecting clinical and basic science research as well as surgical techniques related to diseases and conditions of the upper extremity. the publication currently has about 5,000 paying subscribers and is given to active members of the assh as part of their membership. the journal is published by elsevier inc., through a long-term contract with the Hand Society. All editorial tasks are performed by an editor in charge and deputy editors who are all active members of the Society. Our contract with elsevier provides for guaranteed royalties which provide a main source of the Society's revenue. Publications offered by assh include the assh textbook which is comprised of 81 chapters that comprehensively cover the full curriculum of Hand and upper extremity Surgery, featuring over 2000 images and nearly 140 technique videos. Dozens of informational brochures, traditional print books and e-books are also available covering a wide range of topics related to Hand and upper extremity Surgery.
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Grants made by American Society for Surgery of the Hand / Surgery of the Hand

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
American Foundation for Surgery of the HandTo Support Education, Research and Outreach in the Field of Hand Surgery$750,000
Regents of the University of MichiganFast Track/clinical/research/basic Science Grants/goldner Award$171,250
Regents University of California Los AngelesMulticenter Research Grant and Fast Track Grant$105,000
...and 9 more grants made

Who funds American Society for Surgery of the Hand / Surgery of the Hand

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
American Foundation for Surgery of the HandEducation, Research, Fellowship and Outreach Grants$1,213,537

Personnel at American Society for Surgery of the Hand / Surgery of the Hand

Mark C AndersonChief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President / Executive Director / Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer$997,911
Melissa A GarciaChief Executive Officer
Pamela SchroederInterim Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Executive Vice President / Interim Chief Executive Officer / Deputy Executive Vice President$266,515
William ChandlerChief Financial Officer$189,729
Jacob AdlerChief Technology Officer / Director of Technology$213,436
...and 21 more key personnel

Financials for American Society for Surgery of the Hand / Surgery of the Hand

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$2,475,804
Program services$8,383,372
Investment income and dividends$821,974
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$114,250
Net rental income$89,060
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$6,689,577
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$257,998
Miscellaneous revenues$79,234
Total revenues$18,911,269

Form 990s for American Society for Surgery of the Hand / Surgery of the Hand

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-14990View PDF
2021-122022-11-10990View PDF
2020-122021-11-08990View PDF
2019-122021-04-02990View PDF
2018-122020-01-24990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s
Data update history
January 19, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
January 12, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 3 new personnel
December 29, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
December 24, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $1,213,537 from American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand
November 25, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
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General information
822 W Washington Blvd
Chicago, IL 60607
Metro area
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
Cook County, IL
Website URL
(312) 880-1900
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
G90: Medical Disciplines
NAICS code, primary
813920: Professional Associations
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