Dr. James Pfaeffle

 Hand & Upper Extremity Care           

Fellowship-trained in hand & upper extremity surgery
Joined Tri Rivers in 2007

Conditions treated/Clinical services provided
(not inclusive)

  • Arthritis of the hand, wrist and elbow
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome, including endoscopic carpal tunnel release
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Masses or ganglions
  • Tendonitis
  • Fractures, dislocations and other acute injuries
  • Ligament or tendon injuries
  • Dupuytren's disease


Did you know...

Dr. Pfaeffle enjoys spending time with family, mountain biking and doing volunteer work for trails in local parks?


A Professional Snapshot

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BHS Crossroads Campus office
127 Oneida Valley Road
Suite 302
Butler, PA 16001

Cranberry/Mars office
6998 Crider Road
Suite 110
Mars, PA 16046


Fellowship:  2006–2007                
University of Washington

Residency:  2002–2005
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Research Fellow:  2001–2002 
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Internship:  2000–2001                 
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Medical School:  1993–2000
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Doctorate in Bioengineering:  1993–1998
University of Pittsburgh

Master of Science:  1991–1993
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Undergraduate:  1987–1991
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Board Certification
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Subspecialty Certificate in Hand Surgery

Orthopaedic Research Laboratory Alumni Council: Treasurer
Trail Pittsburgh: Treasurer
Trail Pittsburgh: Board Member

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
American Association for Hand Surgery
Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society
Pennsylvania Medical Society
Allegheny County Medical Society