Harvey W. Chim, M.D is an associate professor at the UF College of Medicine  in the division of plastic and reconstructive surgery.

 

Chim completed a plastic surgery residency at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and a fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He received his medical degree from the National University of Singapore.

 

Chim is board certified through the American Board of Plastic Surgery with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand. He is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has served as a scientific peer reviewer for the Department of Defense. He also serves on committees for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and Plastic Surgery Research Council. He has received grant funding from the Plastic Surgery Foundation, as well as the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons.

 

Dr. Chim has authored more than 110 publications in peer-reviewed journals. His clinical and research focus is on hand, complex peripheral nerve surgery and brachial plexus reconstruction. He was the recipient of the 2018 Gelberman Scholar Award from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) and traveled around the world teaching and learning new surgical techniques as a representative of the ASSH and North American hand surgery. He recently served as a Visiting Professor for the ASSH, teaching peripheral nerve surgery to programs around the USA.

 

Dr Chim is an expert in upper and lower extremity limb salvage as well as brachial plexus and complex peripheral nerve reconstruction. He is referred patients on a routine basis from all over Florida and the Southeastern USA. Dr Chim often is also able to offer reconstructive options to patients who have been told that their only option going forward is an amputation. In addition, for amputees with chronic pain or who wish to have the potential to operate a more advanced myoelectric prosthesis, Dr Chim offers a procedure termed targeted muscle reinnervation, which offers additional options for amputees.