Joshua M. Adkinson, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Specialty: Plastic Surgery (Hand Surgery)

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College 

Residency: Lehigh Valley Health Network, Dartmouth

Fellowship: Hand Surgery and Microsurgery, University of Michigan Medical Center


IU Health Physicians


IU Health Methodist/IU Health University
IU Health North

Location Information

Eskenazi Hospital

720 Eskenazi Ave.

Indianapolis, IN 46202

Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health

705 Riley Hospital Dr., Ste 2514

Indianapolis, IN 46202

Clinical Interests


Accepting New Patients

Schedule an Appointment  Clinical Trials

Clinical Research Interests: : Congenital Hand Differences, Hand Trauma, Wrist Injuries, Nerve Injuries, Reconstruction After Brachial Plexus Injuries, Free Tissue Transfer, Cerebral Palsy

Basic Research Interests: Outcomes research in hand surgery

  1. Adkinson JM. Review: Head and Neck Vascular Anomalies: A Practical Case-Based Approach, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, in press, 2016.
  2. Sullivan M, Adkinson JM. Congenital Hand Differences. Plastic Surgical Nursing, in press, 2016.
  3. Adkinson JM, Casale MT, Kim JYS, Khavanim N, Gutowski KA, Gosain AK. So You Have a Research Idea: A Survey of Databases Available for Plastic Surgery Research. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2016 Feb;137(2):680-9.
  4. Adkinson JM, Bickham R, Chung KC, Waljee JF. Do Patient- and Parent-reported Outcomes Measures for Children With Congenital HandDifferences Capture WHO-ICF Domains? Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2015 Nov;473(11):3549-63.
  5. Adkinson JM, Zhong L, Aliu O, Chung KC. Surgery for Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: Trends and The Influence of Patient and Surgeon Characteristics. Journal of Hand Surgery. 2015 Sept;40(9):1824-1831.
  6. Adkinson JM, Chung KC. Lifelong Learning for the Hand Surgeon. Journal of Hand Surgery. 2015 Sept;40(9):1915-1918.
  7. Michelotti BF, Adkinson JM, Chung KC. Chronic Scapholunate Ligament Injury: Techniques in Repair and Reconstruction. Hand Clinics. 2015 Aug;31(3):437-49.
  8. Greathouse ST, Adkinson JM, Garza R III, Gilstrap J, Miller NF, Eid SM, Murphy RX Jr. Impact of Injury Mechanisms on Patterns and Management of Facial Fractures. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2015 Jul;26(5):1529-33.
  9. Adkinson JM, Miller N, Eid SM, Miles MG, Murphy RX Jr. Tissue Expander Complications Predict Permanent Implant Complications and Failure of Breast Reconstruction. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2015 Jul;75(1):24-8.
  10. Adkinson JM, Chung KC. Advances in Small Joint Arthroplasty of the Hand. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2014 Dec;134(6):1260-8.
  11. Johnson SP, Adkinson JM, Chung KC. Addressing Medical Errors in Hand Surgery. Journal of Hand Surgery. 2014 Sept;39(9):1877-82.
  12. Adkinson JM, Chung KC. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: A Primer for Hand Surgeons. Hand Clinics. 2014 Aug;30(3):345-352.
  13. Adkinson JM, Chung KC. Flap Reconstruction of the Elbow and Forearm: a case-based approach. Hand Clinics. 2014 May;30(2);153-163.
  14. Adkinson JM, Johnson SP, Chung KC. The Clinical Implications of the Oblique Retinacular Ligament. Journal of Hand Surgery. 2014 Mar;39(1):535-41.
  15. Adkinson JM, Chung KC. Minimal-Incision In-Situ Ulnar Nerve Decompression at the Elbow. Hand Clinics. 2014 Feb;30(1):63-70. 
  16. Adkinson JM, Miller NF, Murphy RX Jr. Pectoral Neurectomy for Breast Reconstruction-Related Muscle Spasm: A Case Report. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery, 2014 Feb;67(2):257-9.
  17. Adkinson JM, Soltys AM, Miller NF, Eid SM, Murphy RX Jr. Determinants of Distal Radius Fracture Management in Polytrauma Patients. HAND (NY), 2013 Dec. 8(4): 382-386.
  18. Adkinson JM, Talsania, J. Ulnar Nerve Ligation after Removal of Norplant: A Case Report. HAND (NY). 2013 Mar. 8(1):92-96.
  19. Adkinson JM, Shafqat MS, Eid SM, Miles MG. Delayed Diagnosis of Hand Injuries in Polytrauma Patients. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2012 Oct. 69(4):442-5.
  20. Adkinson JM. Flexor Tenosynovitis. Surgery Case Studies. Apple App Store. Vers 1.0 DD Surgical, 31 July 2012. <http:// app/surgery-case-studies/id546161656?mt=8>

Department of Surgery | 545 Barnhill Drive, Emerson Hall 203, Indianapolis, In 46202 | Phone: (317) 274-5771