Ricardo Avena, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Ricardo Avena is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Born and raised in Mexico City, Dr. Avena attended medical school at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Upon graduation, Dr. Avena received his certification from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates. He completed his General Surgery Residency at the University of Connecticut in Hartford, Connecticut. In addition to his training in general surgery, Dr. Avena also completed a three year Post-Doctoral Surgery Research Fellowship at the VA Medical Center / George Washington University, Washington, D.C., where he published several research papers and was awarded multiple regional and national awards. Dr. Avena then completed a fellowship in critical care before at the University of Connecticut. He then went on to complete an additional fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery at The Kleinert Institute / University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Avena is certified for the Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand by the American Board of Surgery. This specialty training along with many years of clinical practice makes him an expert in complex hand and wrist injuries. He particularly caring for acute complex fractures of the wrist. In addition to his private Hand Surgery Practice, Dr. Avena is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at USCF-Fresno Campus. He is married and has two children, and he enjoys outdoor activities with his family. Dr. Avena also enjoys a variety of sports including horseback riding, sailing, swimming, and skiing.

Randi A. Galli, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Randi Galli is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. A member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society that comprises the top ten percent of medical students…

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Anisa M. Yalom, M.D.

Dr. Anisa Yalom joined the team at Regional Hand Center of Central California in 2015 after she completed the prestigious Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship at University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Yalom grew up in San Diego and attended medical…

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Ricardo Avena, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Ricardo Avena is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Born and raised in Mexico City, Dr. Avena attended medical school at the National…

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Ryan C. Stehr, M.D.

Dr. Ryan Stehr is the latest physician to join the team at the Regional Hand Center of Central California. He attended medical school at Dartmouth Medical School before completing a plastic surgery residency at Froedtert and…

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Ileana Cervantes, M.S., PA-C

Ileana Cervantes obtained her Masters degree as a physician assistant through Western University of Health Sciences and is a certified physician assistant through the National Commission on…

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Eric Wagoner, M.S., PA-C

Eric Wagoner obtained his Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies through Loma Linda University. He is a certified physician assistant through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and has also obtained certification…

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