Contributing Experts

February 6, 2014

Brian T. Carlsen, MD

Brian T. Carlsen, MD, associate professor of plastic surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is a reconstructive microsurgeon and hand surgeon with a particular interest in improving patients' lives after amputation. He works with patients who have had hand and leg amputations. 


He is interested in surgical approaches to improve function including reattachment of amputated parts, thumb and finger reconstruction with toe transfer, skeletal lengthening, hand transplantation, and targeted muscle and sensory reinnervation to improve prosthetic function.


Dr. Carlsen has served as the co-editor for Upper Limb Amputee: Surgical Reconstruction and Prosthetic Management and received the award for Best Paper Presentation at the American Association of Hand Surgery, 2009. Dr. Carlsen has also served as the lead investigator and/or authored more than 30 studies that have been published in peer-reviewed journals.

Last Updated: February 6, 2014