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Andrea Halim, MD, BA

Assistant Professor; Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation; Associate Program Director, Orthopaedics and Rehabiliation; Associate Program Director, Yale Combined Hand Surgery Fellowship



Dr. Halim is a fellowship-trained hand surgeon. She specializes in pathology of the hand, wrist, and forearm. She is an Assistant Professor with the Orthopaedic Department of Yale University, where she treats patients for hand and wrist trauma, arthritis, nerve injury, and tendon pathology, and pursues her interests in teaching and research.

She obtained her undergraduate degree from Yale University before going on to medical school at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. She returned to Yale for her Orthopaedic residency training, where she got involved in research including scaphoid nonunions and infections of the upper extremity. She then pursued further training at Brown University, where she worked with world-renowned upper extremity surgeons during her fellowship year.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Brown University (2016)
  • Resident
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (2015)
  • MD
    Keck School of Medicine of the Univ of So Calif (2010)
  • BA
    Yale University, Biology (2006)


  • When to say “Talk to the Hand”: A Hand Surgeon’s Ethical Responsibilities to the Noncompliant Patient
    San Francisco, United States 2021
  • Persistent Streptococcus Pyogenes Infection of the Forearm following Blunt Trauma
    Sturbridge, United States 2020
  • Case Report: Non-Operative Management of Young Adults Presenting with Subacute Scaphoid Fractures with Cystic-like Lesions
    Sturbridge, United States 2020
  • Acute Forearm Compartment Syndrome in the Setting of Acquired Factor VIII Inhibitor
    Sturbridge, United States 2020
  • Precourse 12: Distal Radius Fractures: A Case by Case Approach
    Part of a virtual symposium lecture course regarding management of distal radius fractures. 2020
  • Assessment of Complications Associated with the Casting of Acute Distal Radius Fractures in Adults
    Sturbridge, United States 2019
  • Patient care
    New Haven, United States 2016

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Gold Humanism Honor SocietyYale New Haven Hospital Gold Humanism Honor Society2013

Professional Service

American Society for Surgery of the HandMember, Ethics and Professionalism Committee2019 - 2023

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