Rohde-Photo1Rachel S. Rohde, M.D., of Southfield Michigan, is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. She specializes in treatment of musculoskeletal conditions of the upper extremity, including those involving bone, joint, muscle, tendon, nerve, and/or vascular problems.

Following undergraduate studies at The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Dr. Rohde earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She completed an orthopaedic surgery residency program and was a Visiting Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery at The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. In addition, she completed a fellowship in upper extremity, hand, and microvascular surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

Dr. Rohde is a member of the Orthopaedic Research Society and is an American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leader. Dr. Rohde also is involved in the American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), and American Society of Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), and she recently was chosen to participate in the ASSH Young Leaders Program.

Her research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals and she has presented her findings at regional, national, and international meetings. Her new book, “Acute Management of Hand Injuries,” is scheduled for release in October 2008. One of her primary interests is patient education; she serves on the ASSH Public Education Committee, the AAOS Public Relations Oversight Group, and writes about orthopaedic surgery conditions for the Fox 2 Detroit website section, “The Ladies Room.”

She is on staff at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak.

For more information from and about Dr. Rohde, please visit her website at


  • Musculoskeletal Conditions of the Upper Extremity: Including those involving bone, joint, muscle, tendon, nerve, and/or vascular problems

Education & Medical Training

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1999–2004

Hospital For Special Surg
Fellowship, Hand Surgery, 2005–2006

Harvard Medical School
Class of 1999

Board Status

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified 6 years in Orthopaedic Surgery

Publications & Presentations

  • Treatment of phalangeal fractures.
  • Clinical outcomes for patients with soft tissue sarcoma of the hand.