Dr. Joshua Adkinson grew up outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended Ursinus College and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Biology, while earning membership in Phi Beta Kappa. He subsequently attended Jefferson Medical College and graduated in 2006. He completed a General Surgery internship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Memorial Hospital and later completed a Plastic Surgery Residency at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He went on to the University of Michigan to complete a renowned hand and microsurgery fellowship, focusing on complex reconstruction for both adult and pediatric patients.
After completing training, Dr. Adkinson joined the faculty at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. His practice was based at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, where he practiced general plastic surgery and upper extremity reconstruction for children. He was subsequently recruited to the Indiana University School of Medicine as Chief of Hand Surgery in the Division of Plastic Surgery in 2016. Dr. Adkinson is interested in complex upper extremity reconstruction in adults and children. He primarily practices at Eskenazi Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children and is a founding member of the pediatric and adult brachial plexus injury multi-disciplinary teams. Dr. Adkinson is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery with a Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand (formerly CAQ hand).
Dr. Adkinson has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and 28 book chapters in plastic surgery and hand surgery and serves on multiple committees for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Surgery of the Hand (chair of committee), and the Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons (executive committee member). He is a reviewer for the Journal of Hand Surgery and has won multiple awards for research. He has also given over 80 regional and national presentations on topics including hand surgery, hand trauma and general reconstruction.
Dr. Adkinson takes pride in his approach to patient care. He often sees patients during very challenging periods of their lives. Whether for an injury or a congenital anomaly, he is committed to offering the best in patient-centered care.