His clinical interest includes hand and upper extremity reconstruction.

Dr. Christie enjoys reconstructive surgery because of the ability to help restore patients’ sense of wholeness after trauma, cancer removal, or arthritis. He is particularly interested in hand and wrist surgery because of the immense importance of the use of one’s hands in everyday life. He performs clinical research investigating outcomes in hand and wrist surgery, and in surgeon decision-making, and has multiple book chapters and publications in top reconstructive surgical journals. He also has a strong interest in global health, where he works to teach and provide care to patients in need across the world.


  • Surgical judgement and decision-making, global surgical education and capacity building, and pain optimization after surgery


  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Arthritis wrist/finger/thumb pain and immobility
  • Carpal/cubital tunnel syndrome
  • De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
  • Hand and Wrist fractures (distal radius and ulna, scaphoid, carpal bones, metacarpals),  
  • Dupuytren’s contracture (including Xiaflex injections)
  • Hand tumors, masses, or ganglion
  • Joint replacement (fingers)
  • Limb salvage (upper or lower)
  • Lower extremity reconstruction
  • Nerve injury (upper or lower extremities)
  • Raynaud’s phenomenon,
  • Scaphoid non-union
  • Scleroderma of the hands
  • Skin cancer of extremities (including melanoma),
  • Targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR),
  • Tendon injuries
  • TFCC tears
  • Thumb CMC arthroplasty,
  • Trigger finger
  • WALANT (wide awake local anesthesia no tourniquet surgery)
  • Wrist arthroscopy
  • Wrist ligamentous injury
  • Wrist fusion (partial or complete)