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L. Andrew Koman, MD

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L. Andrew Koman, MD

L. Andrew Koman, MD

Executive Director, Orthopedics Clinic Chair, Orthopaedics

Professor, Orthopaedics

Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Surgery Vascular

Pediatrics

Physician Rating

4.7 out of 5

50 Ratings
5 Comments
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Contact Information

  • New Patient Appointments:

    336-716-WAKE

  • Returning Patient Appointments:

    336-716-8094

  • Fax: 336-716-6286

Memberships

  • International Society of Orthopedic Surgeons

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

  • La Societe International De Chirurgie O

  • NC Society for Surgery of the Hand

  • North Carolina Medical Society

  • North Carolina Orthopedic Association

  • Orthopaedic Research Society

  • Piedmont Orthopedic Society

  • Southeastern Hand Club

  • Southern Medical Association

  • Southern Orthopedic Association

  • American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society

  • American Orthopaedic Association

  • American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery

  • American Society of Surgery of the Hand

  • Clinical Orthopaedic Society

  • Duke Hand Club

  • Eastern Orthopaedic Association

  • American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine

  • Hand Forum (Research Society)

  • International Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery

  • NPI: 1821072208

Clinical Interests

  • Upper Extremity Vascular Disorders, Peripheral Nerve Repair, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Cerebral Palsy, Spasticity Management, Orthopaedics, Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Rehabilitation, Microsurgery

Education & Training

  • AB

    1970 - Duke University

  • MD

    1974 - Duke University School of Medicine

  • Internship

    1974 - Pediatrics: Duke University School of Medicine

  • Residency

    1975 - Surgery: Duke University School of Medicine

  • Residency

    1979 - Orthopaedic Surgery: Duke University School of Medicine

  • Fellowship

    1980 - Duke University School of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Surgery of the Hand

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery

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Research Contact Information

  • Fax: 336-716-6286

Research Interests

  • Cerebral Palsy, Neuromuscular Agents, Fingers, Muscle Spasticity, Hand

Recent Publications

  • Glomus tumor and the contribution of nerve ultrasound, an additional case..
    Walker FO, Koman LA, Apel PJ. Muscle Nerve. 2016 09; 54(3):514-5.
  • Surgical Algorithm and Results of Isolated Traumatic Axillary Nerve Injuries..
    Chen WA, Schippert DW, Daws SB, Koman LA, Li Z. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2016 Mar; 32(3):208-14.
  • A randomized trial of diagnostic ultrasound to improve outcomes in focal neuropathies..
    Cartwright MS, Griffin LP, Dowlen H, Bargoil JM, Caress JB, Li ZJ, Defranzo AJ, Wiesler ER, Tuohy CJ, Balakrishnan N, Molnar JA, Baute V, Koman LA, Poehling GG, Walker FO. Muscle Nerve. 2015 Nov; 52(5):746-53.
  • Randomized comparison of volar locking plates and intramedullary nails for unstable distal radius fractures..
    Plate JF, Gaffney DL, Emory CL, Mannava S, Smith BP, Koman LA, Wiesler ER, Li Z. J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Jun; 40(6):1095-101.
  • Five-year mortality for patients with end-stage renal disease who undergo upper extremity amputation..
    Stone AV, Xu NM, Patterson RW, Koman LA, Smith BP, Li Z. J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Apr; 40(4):666-72.
  • Surgical management of the wrist in children with cerebral palsy and traumatic brain injury..
    Koman LA, Smith BP. Hand (N Y). 2014 Dec; 9(4):471-7.
  • A human hair keratin hydrogel scaffold enhances median nerve regeneration in nonhuman primates: an electrophysiological and histological study..
    Pace LA, Plate JF, Mannava S, Barnwell JC, Koman LA, Li Z, Smith TL, Van Dyke M. Tissue Eng Part A. 2014 Feb; 20(3-4):507-17.
  • Upper extremity spasticity in children with cerebral palsy: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of the short-term outcomes of treatment with botulinum A toxin..
    Koman LA, Smith BP, Williams R, Richardson R, Naughton M, Griffin L, Evans P. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Mar; 38(3):435-46.e1.
  • Longitudinal melanonychia: detection and management of nail melanoma..
    Mannava KA, Mannava S, Koman LA, Robinson-Bostom L, Jellinek N. Hand Surg. 2013; 18(1):133-9.
  • Effect of cyclic strain on tensile properties of a naturally derived, decellularized tendon scaffold seeded with allogeneic tenocytes and associated messenger RNA expression..
    Whitlock PW, Seyler TM, Northam CN, Smith TL, Poehling GG, Koman LA, Van Dyke ME. J Surg Orthop Adv. 2013; 22(3):224-32.

All Publications

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Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

CP concern for questions/worries
4.7
CP efforts to include in decisions
4.6
CP explanations of prob/condition
4.6
CP spoke using clear language
4.7
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.8
Likelihood of recommending CP
4.7
Patients' confidence in CP
4.8
Time CP spent with patient
4.6
Wait time at clinic
4.4



Patient Comments

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.

  • 4/6/2018

    *Dr. Koman is professional, knowledgeable, & a fine expert. I would not see anyone else.

  • 12/19/2017

    The doctor seemed very knowledgeable, but explained things very quickly and used some medical terms that he did not explain. He seemed like he was in a hurry and needed to get on to the next patient. He did soend some time with us, but not as much as I felt we needed. He, of course, is very familiar with our daughters diagnosis, but we aren't. He honestly did seem to care, but at the same time was slightly dismissive because I think to him her diagnosis wasn't too serious. However, as I said before, he seems very knowledgeable and did seem to care and we will be coming back to see him for our daughters check ups. Im sure we will learn more as we go along.

  • 11/8/2017

    *Dr. Koman & intern & nurse PA asst. were their at this appointment, all very courteous & friendly. Having surgery on right pinky finger on 10/31/17 - I have a lot of confidence in *Dr. Koman - enough to drink 2 1/2 hrs. for this hand surgery -

  • 10/25/2017

    My only is worry is if *Dr. Koman ever retires or leaves. He has helped both of my son's so much.

  • 10/12/2017

    I recommend *Dr. Koman to everyone! He is the best!

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  • Find a Pediatric Specialist
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