Operating Room

Arrival in Guatemala

Hand Surgery

Soccer Day with the Kids


Please browse through my website to learn more information about my surgical practice and my passion for my mission work with children in Guatemala.


I began my current practice at OAA in 1997 as the first fellowship-trained Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon in the Lehigh Valley. Since arriving, the practice has expanded to include Dr. Patrick McDaid in 1999, followed by Dr. Richard Battista in 2004 and most recently Dr. Lawrence Weiss in 2014.


My practice is limited to the problems of the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow, including trauma (such as lacerations, fractures, dislocations, and sprains), arthritis (most commonly of the thumb and wrist and the small joints of the fingers), tendon (trigger fingers, tennis elbow and De Quervains), nerve (Carpal and Cubital Tunnel), and rheumatoid reconstruction.


I am dedicated, along with my partners; to bring you the best specialized care of the hand and upper extremity. I am board certified and hold a Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand (formerly CAQ).




About Jay

Q. How did you become interested in medicine? A. When I was growing up I actually did NOT want to be a physician. My father was a General Surgeon...

Guatemala Experience

My medical missions to Guatemala has influenced my passion for medicine, community and my view points on life.


Safety tips, articles and updates on hand surgery and upcoming missions!

Medical Practice at OAA

OAA Orthopaedic Associates Allentown, Pennsylvania 610-973-6200

Guatemala Healing Hands Foundation

The Guatemala Healing Hands Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality and availability of health care in Guatemala through education, surgery, and therapy. Specializing in the treatment of congenital and hand injuries, we aim to reach Guatemalan children and adults through medical missions led by a team of specialized and skilled surgeons, therapists, and volunteers.

Hand Surgery Resource

The mission of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) is to advance the science and practice of hand surgery through education, research and advocacy on behalf of patients and practitioners.