Nash Naam

About Dr. Nash H. Naam

Nash H. Naam, MD, FACS

Education
  • MD. Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, 1968
  • Residency in Orthopedic Surgery: Ain Shams University Hospitals, Cairo, Egypt, 1969-1972
  • Residency in General Surgery; St. Louis University Hospitals, St. Louis, MO, 1977-1982
  • Fellowship in Hand Surgery, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, 1982-1983
Board Certification
  • Board certified in Hand Surgery, 1989, Recertified, 1996, 2003
Licenses
  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • Colorado
Academic Teaching Positions
  • Professor of Clinical Hand Surgery, Southern Illinois University, Springfield, IL 1999-Present
  • Assistant Professor of Hand Surgery, University of Colorado, Denver 1983-1984
Editorial Positions
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Hand Surgery (American Volume)
  • Editor, American Society for Peripheral Nerve Newsletter
  • Consultant Reviewer, Hand
  • Consultant Reviewer, American Journal of Hand Therapy
  • Consultant Reviewer, Current Orthopedic and Related Research
  • Consultant Reviewer, International Journal of Hand Surgery and Microsurgery
National and International Memberships
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)
  • American Association of Hand Surgery (AAHS)
  • American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM)
  • American Society for Peripheral Nerve (ASPN)
  • Founding member, Egyptian Society for Hand Surgery and Microsurgery (ESSHM)
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS)
  • International College of Surgeons (ICS)
  • International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand (IFSSH)
Hospital Affiliations
  • Active member of medical staff: St. Anthony Memorial Hospital, Effingham, IL
  • Courtesy Staff, Salem Township Hospital, Salem, IL
Leadership Positions
  • Past President, American Society for Peripheral Nerve
  • Secretary, American Association for Hand Surgery
  • Chairman, Volunteer Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Chairman, International Task Force, American Association for Hand Surgery
  • Member, Self-Examination Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Member, Coding and Reimbursement committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Board member, International Federation for Societies for Surgery of the Hand
Non-Medical Lecturing and Writing
  • Dr. Naam lectures extensively on topics related to International politics and events
  • He writes a regular column for the Effingham Daily News Newspaper published in Effingham
  • Published a memoire titled: Loving Hands, A Life Journey
  • Currently writing a book about Lake Sara
National Lectures
Lectured in many states across the country including:
Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Massachusetts, Ohio, Louisiana, Tennessee, Florida, Hawaii, Arizona, Washington, California, Texas, Puerto Rico, Minnesota, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Wisconsin, and Indiana

International Lectures
Lectured in: United Kingdom, France, Germany, Romania, Switzerland, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Egypt, Canada, Mexico, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, and Kuwait

Visiting Professorship
  • Egypt
  • China
  • Canada
  • Denmark
Publications
More than 30 original publications and Co authored 6 books on hand surgery.

Awards
  • Illinois Rural Physician of Excellence Award, 2008
  • Vargas Award, American Association for Hand Surgery, 2008
  • Medal of Americanism, Daughters of American Revolution, 2004
  • Teacher and Clinician of the Year Award, American Association for Hand Surgery, 2004
  • Vargas Award, American Association for Hand Surgery, 1998
  • Distinguished Physician Award, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1983
  • St. Louis University Hospitals Award to Best House Office, 1981
  • Several awards in photography
Call Southern Illinois
Hand Center today
for an appointment.
217-347-3003
We have over 25 years of hand therapy and surgery experience and five convenient satellite offices.
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