Bruce I. Wintman, M.D.

Dr. Wintman has been in practice since 1998 and is currently in practice at the Hand Center of Western Massachusetts. 

 

He is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and has a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Wintman attended Wesleyan University graduating with high honors in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. He completed his medical education at Harvard Medical School in 1991. He interned in general surgery at the Brigham and Women's Hospital followed by a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Harvard Combined Program working at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Children's Hospital in Boston. Following this training he was an Orthopaedic Trauma attending and Chief Resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital. In 1997, Dr. Wintman went on to complete a Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is currently licensed in Massachusetts.

Dr. Wintman is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine and a Clinical Instructor of Orthopedics at Tufts University School of Medicine. He has also been a visiting lecturer at Westfield State University presenting on sports related hand injuries.

He is currently on the full time staff at Baystate Medical Center. Dr. Wintman has taken hand and upper extremity emergency call for over 10 years, giving him extensive experience with trauma, acute care and late reconstruction of hand and upper extremity injuries. At Shriner's Hospital in Springfield he is on the surgical staff, participating in hand clinic as well as lecturing and instructing on Congenital and Pediatric Hand and Upper Extremity Problems. Dr. Wintman also has privileges at Mary Lane Hospital in Ware, where the Hand Center has a part time satellite office, as well as Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton and Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Massachusetts. Dr. Wintman performs much of his outpatient surgery at The Pioneer Valley Surgicenter.

Dr. Wintman is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society, the Hampden District Medical Society, the Massachusetts Orthopedic Association, and the New England Hand Society.

Dr. Wintman’s professional interests cover all topics related to the hand and upper extremity, including carpal tunnel syndrome, endoscopic carpal tunnel release, workers compensation injuries, arthritis, tendon problems, needle aponeurotomy for Dupuytren's Disease, distal biceps tendon repair, shoulder arthroscopy, congenital hand abnormalities, reconstruction, and hand/wrist trauma. Dr. Wintman recently began a series of Hand Surgery Podcasts to help explain the role of surgery to his patients. His most popular podcast deals with Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery  and the treatment of Dupuytren's Disease with Needle Aponeurotomy and Xiaflex injection.  These Hand Surgery Podcasts are also available in ITunes for the benefit of his patients.

Dr. Wintman has done significant research in the field of hand surgery and has written numerous articles on hand surgery in peer reviewed journals including such topics as carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist instability, hand trauma and Kienböck's disease. He has also presented on hand surgery topics at national meetings.

Dr. Wintman has been featured on WGBY's Doctors on Call program discussing hand and upper extremity problems. He has appeared on local news shows promoting hand safety in Western Massachusetts. Dr. Wintman has also appeared on Comcast SportsNet to discuss sports related hand injuries. Dr. Wintman was recently named one of the Top Doctors in the country by US News & World Report. He is dedicated to care of the hand and upper extremity and is proud to serve the Western Massachusetts community.