Dr. Douglas Sammer is originally from California. He completed his Bachelor’s degree, with Summa Cum Laude honors, from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, TN and continued on to medical school at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Since graduating as valedictorian from medical school, Dr. Sammer has completed his Plastic Surgery residency from the University of Michigan Medical Center and a Hand Surgery fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.
As a researcher, Dr. Sammer has been published in over 10 articles in medical journals as well as three book chapters. Dr. Sammer has also travelled to several cities nationally to deliver presentations and lectures on his knowledge and expertise. He currently holds affiliations with Alpha-Omega-Alpha Honor Society, American Society for Surgery of the Hand (candidate), the American Association for Hand Surgery (candidate), the Minnesota Medical Association, and the Zumbro Valley Medical Society.
Dr. Sammer is a board-certified hand surgeon who specializes in hand and wrist surgery for both children and adults. He treats hand and wrist conditions such as fractures, dislocations, nerve and tendon injuries, tumors, and congenital hand differences. He currently serves as Assistant Professor and Director of Hand Surgery Fellowship in the Department of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He currently practices at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas.
The Fogelson Plastic Surgery & Craniofacial Center team at Children's Medical Center Dallas uses the best and most advanced imaging technology to treat craniofacial, congenital and other conditions.