Dr. Apel graduated with honors from Stritch School of Medicine Loyola University Chicago before completing an internship in the Department of Surgery and residency and hand surgery fellowship in orthopaedic surgery at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. He also completed a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Torontos Hospital for Sick Children.<br/><br/>

Dr. Apel joined Carilion Clinics Institute for Orthopaedics and Neurosciences in 2015, where he specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery and pediatric orthopaedic surgery. He is assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and has won awards for both academic excellence and resident teaching. Dr. Apel is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.<br/><br/>

Dr. Apel emphasizes open communication and accountability in his patient practice.<br/><br/>

I provide my patients with a thorough, honest and compassionate assessment. Together we set realistic and clear goals and follow-up with action and accountability.
The most gratifying part of being in the office is caring for patients with open access and clear lines of communication. I work together with my patients to set realistic and clear goals and follow-up with action and accountability.
In Practice Since
Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2015
Procedures Performed
Repair of lacerations
Skin grafts & flaps of the hand, wrist or arm
Excision of tumors of the hand, wrist or arm
Repair & reconstruction of nerve injuries
Surgical/non-surgical treatment of carpal tunnel
Nerve decompression in the forearm or elbow
Nerve decompression in the hand or wrist
Surgical/non-surgical treatment of trigger finger
Surgical/non-surgical treatment of DeQuervain
Surgical/non-surgical treatment of tennis elbow
Surgical/non-surgical treatment of the elbow
Surgical/non-surgical treatment of the forearm
Surgical/non-surgical treatment of the hand
Surgical/non-surgical treatment of the wrist
Joint fusions of the hand or wrist
Joint replacement of the hand or wrist
Repair & treatment of hand vascular conditions
Repair & treatment of wrist vascular conditions
Dupuytren disease & contracture surgical treatment
Arthroscopy of the hand or wrist
Surgical/non-surgical treatment of pediatric hand
Surgical/non-surgical treatment of pediatric arm
Surgical/non-surgical treatment of pediatric wrist
Affiliations
Carilion Clinic
VTC Affiliate
Medical Education
Loyola University Chicago
Graduate Education
Wake Forest University
Undergraduate Education
University of Michigan
Certifications
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Surgery of Hand)
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Degree
M.D., Ph.D.
Schools
Loyola University
Internships
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Residencies
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Fellowships
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
The Hospital for Sick Children
Interests
Injuries to nerves of the hand or arm
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Ulnar nerve compression at the elbow or wrist
Cubital tunnel syndrome
Tendinitis of the hand, wrist or elbow
Trigger finger
DeQuervain syndrome
Tennis elbow
Fractures or dislocations of the forearm or elbow
Fractures or dislocations of the hand or wrist
Arthritis of the hand or wrist
Lacerations, infections & tumors of hand or arm
Dupuytren disease
Pediatric hand, wrist and arm problems
Brachial plexus problems in children & adults
Given Name
Peter J.
Surname
Apel
Gender
Male
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Average Rating
4.7
Rating Count
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