Ajay K. Seth, MD, a board-certified orthopedic hand and upper extremity surgeon officially joined the Indiana Center for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering on October 1, 2019 as an adjunct faculty member.
Seth earned his undergraduate medical degree from a combined program at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed his orthopedic residency program at Ohio State University and went on to do a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at Allegany General Hospital.
Seth is the first surgeon in the United States to provide, through surgery, an amputee the ability to move and feel a prosthetic hand with her brain. During the 16-hour procedure, the surgeon was able to re-route nerves in the upper arm to give the patient the ability to feel as though the prosthetic hand is her own. “Vice News” covered the procedure in their Mother Board Series. Six weeks after surgery, the patient demonstrated that she could feel and move a prosthetic arm and hand.