Recognized for their unique expertise and advanced techniques, these surgeons lead the Regional Hand Center team to provide individualized attention, focused on the best possible outcome so that you can return quickly to your active life.
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, Dr. Galli received his Medical Degree from Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in General Surgery at University of California, Los Angeles and University of California, San Diego, as well as a residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Tulane Medical Center. He later completed a fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. Dr. Galli is certified for the Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand by the American Board of Surgery. While Dr. Galli’s medical school honors and board certifications attest to his knowledge, his meticulous surgical skill is the basis of his greatest recognition. Dr. Galli has an excellent reputation of achieving remarkable outcomes in patients with very complex injuries. He is known for taking the time with his patients to arrive at a proper diagnosis, a necessity before performing complex surgical procedures. Dr. Galli is the senior member of an excellent team of physicians. His 23 years of clinical experience gives this highly skilled team great depth in caring for patients with all types of complex upper extremity problems. Dr. Galli enjoys tennis, computer technology and the performing arts. He travels regularly with his wife and five children.
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.
Dr. Ryan Stehr is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and has a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand. He attended medical school at Dartmouth Medical School before completing a plastic surgery residency at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He then continued his training at this Level I Trauma Center where he most recently finished a prestigious hand fellowship. Dr. Stehr has published multiple papers that deal with the most current trends and techniques in the field. He has also completed additional training while participating in several medical missions as a medical student, resident, and fellow. He backpacked through India to provide health services in rural centers and gained valuable experience reconstructing severe burns, cleft palates, and other genetic abnormalities at the Hospital Universitario de Santander in Bucaramanga, Colombia. Dr. Stehr grew up in the Bay Area of California where he developed a love for competitive sailing and exploring the outdoors as an Eagle Scout. He enjoys hiking and taking daily walks with his wife and German Shepherd. Dr. Stehr is an avid traveler, skier, snowboarder, and advanced open water scuba diver.
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Evan “Evie” Mangubat earned her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry with an emphasis in Medical Sciences from the University of California Riverside, Riverside, California and her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, California. She completed a one-year professional study in medicine at China Medical University, Shenyang,… Read more »Read More
Hannah Boomgarden was raised in Atlanta, Georgia as a second-generation Physician Assistant after her father, a PA in orthopedic surgery. Hannah earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. She then obtained her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia. Hannah initially practiced… Read more »Read More