Meet Our Hand Doctors

Hand Surgeons Committed to Your Care

All MHS physicians are plastic surgeons with advanced fellowship training and extensive experience in hand and wrist surgery. They combine their experience with a commitment to provide you with the most effective treatment for your condition. From your initial appointment to your final follow-up visit, your hand surgeon will oversee your treatment and personally conduct all follow-up examinations to ensure you progress as expected.

Nabil A. Barakat, M.D., FACSNabil A. Barakat, M.D., FACS

Dr. Barakat earned his M.D. at Georgetown University and subsequently completed hand and microsurgery fellowships at Harvard Medical School's Massachusetts General Hospital. He is board-certified in both hand surgery and plastic surgery, and is a member of the Chicago Society of Plastic Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
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Ramsey A. Ellis, M.D., MPHRamsey A. Ellis, M.D., MPH

After completing her residency at Washington University in St. Louis, Dr. Ellis completed a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Board-certified in hand surgery, Dr. Ellis also holds a masters degree from Harvard University School of Public Health.
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Samir R. Shah, M.D.Samir R. Shah, M.D.

Dr. Shah is a plastic surgeon with extensive experience in hand and wrist surgery. He earned his medical degree from Chicago Medical School. After training in general surgery, he completed a plastic surgery residency at Loyola University Medical School, followed by a fellowship in hand/microsurgery at Stony Brook University in New York.
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Nicholas J. Speziale M.D., FACSNicholas J. Speziale M.D., FACS

Dr. Speziale earned his medical degree and completed a residency at Chicago's Rush-Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center. He subsequently attained his fellowship in hand and microsurgery at The Buncke Microsurgical/Replantation Clinic in San Francisco, California. He is board-certified in plastic surgery and hand surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
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Fellowship-Trained Hand Doctors Provide Expert Care

Hand and wrist injuries can be persistent and make everyday tasks more difficult. You need experienced, highly trained professionals to provide the proper care to achieve the best possible outcome. MHS physicians have advanced, fellowship training in hand surgery and the expertise necessary to treat the full spectrum of hand and wrist conditions. Call us today at 630-359-6888 for a prompt appointment, or learn more about why having a fellowship-trained hand surgeon is important for your treatment.