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Felicity G.L. Fishman, M.D.

Felicity G.L. Fishman, M.D.

Felicity Fishman, M.D. is a hand and upper extremity surgeon at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago. She also serves as an assistant professor in the department of orthopaedics and rehabilitation at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago.

Dr. Fishman specializes in hand surgery, and conditions and treatments such as brachial plexopathy, brachial plexus, carpal tunnel syndrome and congenital hand deformities. Prior to coming to Chicago, Dr. Fishman spent four years at the Yale University School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital in their hand and upper extremity services. She was named a “Best Doctor” by New Haven Living magazine. She was also an attending hand surgeon at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in West Haven, Connecticut.

Dr. Fishman has published numerous research and book contributions, and has given presentations in her areas of specialty, including brachial plexus, hand, wrist and upper extremities. She is a contributor to the Yearbook of Hand and Upper Limb Surgery. She also serves as a reviewer for Techniques in Orthopaedics (Pediatrics, Hand/Wrist/Elbow) and the Journal of Hand Surgery (Am). 

Dr. Fishman is a former collegiate lacrosse player and was captain of the Division III National Championship team from Middlebury College.

Listen to her podcast on hand conditions in children and brachial plexus:



  • Undergraduate, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt., Bachelor of Arts, Major in English, Cum Laude and Departmental Honors
  • Medical School, New York Medical College, Valhalla, N.Y.
  • Residency, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.
  • Fellowship, pediatric/congenital upper extremity surgery, Hand & Upper Extremity Center of Georgia/Scottish Rite Hospital, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Fellowship, hand surgery, Regions Hospital/Healthpartners, Minneapolis-St.Paul, Minn.