Timothy Daugherty, MD

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    About me

    Dr. Tim Daugherty is an Assistant Professor and Attending Physician within the Institute for Plastic Surgery at Southern Illinois University.

    Dr. Daugherty completed his integrated plastic surgery training at Southern Illinois University. While in residency he participated in international mission work repairing cleft lip and palates with Operation Smile and completed their Regan Fellowship in Global Health. He also performed research in hand and nerve surgery and published two of the first works on Targeted Muscle Reinnervation in the hand for the treatment of painful neuromas.

    After residency, Dr. Daugherty completed an Orthopedic fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery at the Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Here he had extensive training in the surgical repair of fractures from the forearm to fingertip, complex wrist reconstruction, joint replacement, treatment of Kienboch disease, wrist and small joint arthroscopy, treatment of arthritis, vascular disorders, and free tissue transfer. This year of training included dedicated time devoted to pediatric hand surgery and reconstruction for brachial plexus birth palsy at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He did additional training at Johns Hopkins University in peripheral nerve surgery including nerve transfers for upper extremity improvement after Spinal Cord Injury or stroke, nerve and tendon transfers for Adult Brachial Plexus Injury, hyperselective denervation for the treatment of muscle spasticity, surgical treatment of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, and functional muscle transfer for upper extremity reconstruction.

    Dr. Daugherty participates in clinical, basic science, and biomechanical research. He has presented at many regional and national meetings including the American Society of Plastic Surgery, American Association for Hand Surgery, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, and American Society for the Peripheral Nerve. His research on Targeted Muscle Reinnervation in the hand is published in the Journal of Hand Surgery and he has multiple other publications in the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

    Dr. Daugherty has expertise and clinical interest in peripheral nerve surgery, comprehensive upper extremity surgery, finger and limb salvage, arthroscopy, and microsurgery.


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    Education & training

    Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery
    Department of Surgery
    Medical School
    SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, IL
    Graduate Degree
    MS, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
    Undergraduate Degree
    BS, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
    Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, IL
    Orthopedic Hand Surgery, The Curtis National Hand Center, Baltimore, MD
    Peripheral Nerve, Spinal Cord, and Brachial Plexus Reconstruction, Johns Hopkins University
    Pediatric Hand and Brachial Plexus Surgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery, Operation Smile

    Treatments & procedures

    Hand and nerve surgery

    • Hand Surgery
    • Hand Fractures
    • Pediatric Hand Surgery
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
    • Brachial Plexus Injury
    • Parsonage Turner Syndrome
    • Nerve injury after Spinal Cord Injury
    • Spinal Cord Disease
    • Nerve injury after Stroke
    • Nerve Decompression
    • Nerve Injury
    • Joint Contractures
    • Spasticity
    • Arthroscopy
    • Carpal bone fractures
    • Scaphoid Fractures
    • Kienboch
    • Dupuytrens Contracture
    • Tendonitis
    • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
    • Nerve Disorders

    Wrist & distal radius fractures

    • Osteoarthritis
    • Joint Pain
    • Forearm fractures
    • Distal radius fractures
    • Arthritis
    • Functional muscle transfers



    Wound management

    • Amputation
    • Lower Extremity Reconstruction & Limb Salvage

    General plastic surgery 

    • Cleft Lip and Palate
    • Ear Reconstruction
    • Facial Fractures
    • Facial Palsy/Reanimation
    • Mohs Surgery
    • Reconstructive Surgery
    • Breast Reconstruction
    • Breast Reduction
    • Breast Surgery
    • Melanoma
    • Panniculectomy
    • Burn and Wound Care
    • Head and Neck Reconstruction
    • Microsurgery
    • Skin Cancer

    Cosmetic surgery

    • Rhinoplasty and Nasal Reconstruction
    • Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty)
    • Face / Neck Lift
    • Facial Rejuvenation
    • BOTOX®
    • Injectable Fillers and BOTOX
    • Fat Grafting
    • Body Contouring
    • Abdominoplasty
    • Cosmetic Surgery
    • Body Contouring
    • Liposuction
    • Otoplasty (Ear Cosmetic Surgery)
    • Breast Augmentation


    Clinical locations


    SIU Institute for Plastic Surgery

    747 N. Rutledge Street Springfield, IL 62702 3rd Floor
    Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-4:30 pm

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