Ellen Satteson, MD

Ellen Satteson, MD

Assistant Professor, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Clinical Interests

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • De Quervain tenosynovitis
  • Dupuytren contractures
  • Finger arthroplasty
  • Finger and thumb arthritis
  • Hand burn scars
  • Hand fractures
  • Pediatric congenital hand
  • Scleroderma
  • Tendon injuries
  • Trigger finger
  • Wrist fractures
  • Wrist pain
  • Wrist arthroscopy

Awards, Memberships and Accolades

  • 2015 – Present American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Candidate Member
  • 2011 – Present Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Wake Forest Plastic Surgery Resident Research Award
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting Scholarship
  • Clinical Research Award – 2nd Place, 24th Annual Wake Forest Surgical Services. Resident Research Day. November 2016. Winston-Salem, NC
  • Hand Fellow Research Award – 2nd Place, Southern Orthopaedic Association’s 4th Annual Hand & Upper Extremity Summit – White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
  • Breast Journal Award. 20th Annual Multidisciplinary Symposium on Breast Disease – Amelia Island, Florida
  • Sarah E. Stewart Award for Woman Graduate with Outstanding Leadership Qualities
  • Georgetown School of Medicine Class Professionalism Award Finalist
  • Georgetown Intramural Volleyball and Soccer Champions
  • Georgetown School of Medicine Culture and Health Care Scholar
  • Outstanding Woman Student in Leadership Award, University of Kansas
  • Featured in University of Kansas “Women of Distinction” Calendar
  • 2nd Place, College Cheerleading National Championship – Orlando, FL
  • University of Kansas Athletic Director’s Honor Roll
  • University of Kansas Honors Program
  • Gamma Phi Beta Sorority Scholarship Recipient


  • Hand and Upper Limb Fellowship: Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
  • Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency: Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Medical Degree: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington DC