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Gwynne Bragdon, MD, a microvascular surgeon with Lifespan Orthopedics Institute, is the chief of orthopedics at Newport Hospital. She specializes in the care of patients with injuries to the upper extremities, including fracture care, arthritis, tendonitis, peripheral nerve injuries, and microvascular surgery.
Previously, Dr. Bragdon practiced orthopedic upper extremity surgery at both Level 1 trauma centers and community hospitals in Pittsburgh.
She earned a medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, completed her residency at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York, and her fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at Rhode Island Hospital.
- Medical School: Drexel University
- Residency: Strong Memorial Hospital of the University of Rochester
- Fellowship: Rhode Island Hospital