One of the nation’s most acclaimed hand surgeons has joined UC Irvine Healthcare to start the Center for Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery. Dr. Neil Jones comes to UCI from the renowned UCLA Hand Center, where he was director for 15 years. He serves as an orthopedic surgery professor with a second affiliation with Children’s Hospital of Orange County. The center will provide comprehensive diagnosis, surgical treatment and rehabilitation for patients with fractures and nerve and tendon injuries involving the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder, as well as chronic problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis.