Dr. James Pfaeffle

 Hand & Upper Extremity Care           

Fellowship-trained in hand & upper extremity surgery
Joined Tri Rivers in 2007

Services/procedures offered
(not inclusive)

  • Hand, wrist and elbow surgery, including carpal tunnel release
  • Diagnosis and treatment of congenital hand conditions, fractures, dislocations, ligament injuries and arthritis


Did you know...

Dr. Pfaeffle enjoys spending time with family, mountain biking and doing volunteer work for trails in local parks?


A Professional Snapshot

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BHS Crossroads Campus office
127 Oneida Valley Road
Suite 302
Butler, PA 16001

Cranberry/Mars office
6998 Crider Road
Suite 110
Mars, PA 16046


Fellowship:  2006–2007                
University of Washington

Residency:  2002–2005
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Research Fellow:  2001–2002 
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Internship:  2000–2001                 
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Medical School:  1993–2000
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Doctorate in Bioengineering:  1993–1998
University of Pittsburgh

Master of Science:  1991–1993
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Undergraduate:  1987–1991
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Board Certification
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Subspecialty: Hand Surgery Certification

Orthopaedic Research Laboratory Alumni Council: Treasurer
Trail Pittsburgh: Treasurer
Trail Pittsburgh: Board Member

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
American Association for Hand Surgery
Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society
Pennsylvania Medical Society
Allegheny County Medical Society