Jose J. Monsivais

Title: Medical Director
Company: Hand and Microsurgery Center of El Paso
Location: El Paso, Texas, United States

Jose J. Monsivais, Medical Director at Hand and Microsurgery Center of El Paso, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in reconstructive microsurgery.

Having settled on his vocation at the age of nine, Dr. Monsivais fulfilled his lifelong goal upon attaining a Doctor of Medicine from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. From there, he received his medical training at the William Reed Medical Center and Duke University Medical Center, where he discovered his prowess for reconstructive microsurgery. For the past 29 years, since 1992, Dr. Monsivais has flourished as the medical director of the Hand and Microsurgery Center of El Paso. Alongside his primary role, he has also been a professor in the department of surgery at the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine and a volunteer instructor to institutions overseas, particularly in the Middle East, since 2013. Reflecting on an illustrious career, Dr. Monsivais’ career highlight was discovering a neurological reflex that explains a large component of nerve pain. With this sentiment, it has been his most quoted paper of about 150 times in the literature.

Involved in clinical practice, research and medical education, Dr. Monsivais has authored more than 60 papers and 500 presentations in national and international forums. He has also done altogether 26 medical missions. Presently, he maintains affiliation with the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, American Association for Hand Surgery, American Medical Association, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, Piedmont Orthopedic Society, Southern Orthopedic Association and Narakas Brachial Plexus Club. In addition, he is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American Association of Diabetes Educators, a founding member of the World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery and a board member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine. Notably, Dr. Monsivais served in the U.S. Army Medical Corp for 16 years.

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