Jose J. Monsivais, MD, FACS

Title: 1) Medical Director 2) Clinical Professor

Company: 1) The Hand Microsurgery Center of El Paso
2) Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine, Department of Surgery

Location: El Paso, Texas, United States




  • American Academy of Orthopedic (Surgeons AUS Review Panel for treatment of distal radius fractures, 2013)
  • American Association for Hand Surgery, active member
  • American Board of Pain Medicine (credentials committee, 20019-Present) (exanimation council, 2016-Present)
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Medical Association
  • American Pain Society
  • American Society for Peripheral Nerve (program committee, 2003-2007) (membership committee member 2004-2007) (nominating committee member, 2004-2005)
  • American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand (evidence-base practice committee, 2009-2012) (public education committee, 2005-2009) (regional review course committee, replantation chapter editor, 1989-1992) (Y2K, Self-Assessment Examination Committee Program, 2000)
  • American Society for Peripheral Nerve, Active Member
  • Del Sol Medical Center, El Paso, TX
  • Diplomat American Board of Surgery (Hand Surgery)
  • Duke Alumni Association
  • Duke Hand Club
  • El Paso County Medical Society, El Paso, TX (physician health and rehabilitation committee member 2001-2014)
  • El Paso Physician Magazine, El Paso County Medical Society (Editor-in-Chief 1997-1999)
  • Foundation Surgical Hospital, El Paso, TX
  • M.A., William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX (Army Reserve, July 1988-1992)
  • International Association for the Study of Pain
  • Ireland Army Community Hospital (Chief, General Surgery Service and Hand Surgeon, Fort Knox KY (1981-1983)
  • Las Palmas Medical Center, El Paso, TX
  • Medical Corps, United States Army Reserve (Lieutenant Colonel)
  • Osler Institute (PS Faculty Review Course, 1997, 1998, 1999)
  • Piedmont Orthopedic Society
  • Providence Memorial Hospital, El Paso, TX
  • Sierra Medical Center, El Paso, TX
  • Southern Orthopedic Association
  • SurgCenter to West Texas, El Paso, TX
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Regional Academic Health Sciences Center, El Paso, TX (Associate Clinical Professor, 1983-1995)
  • The American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • United States Army M.E.D.D.A.C, 5th General Hospital (Orthopedics and General Surgery, Staff Surgeon)
  • University of Texas, Biology Department (adjunct Associate Professor, 1990-1995)
  • William Beaumont Army Medical Center (Associate clinical professor in plastic surgery, 1990-1993) (Chief, Hand and Microsurgery Service, 1983-1988)
  • World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (Founding Member)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2021)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2020)
  • Featured, “Guide to America’s Top Surgeons” (2004-Present)
  • Listed El Paso’s Top Doctors (2009)
  • Featured, Who’s Who (2008, 2007, 2006, 2004-2005, 1998-1999)
  • Listed, “Profiles in Hand Surgery” (2005)
  • First place, “Recurrent Carpal Tunnel in the Manual Worker, ” poster exhibition presented at The American Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery annual meeting, Seattle, WA, United States (1991)
  • Honoree, Exceptionally meritorious achievement as a Plastic Surgeon, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX, Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm (1991)
  • Honoree, Exemplary service in the United States Armed Forces during Operation Desert Storm, The Texas Medical Association, El Paso, TX (1991)
  • Recipient, Official commendation letter for outstanding scientific achievement for the manuscript, “The Role of Carpal Instability in Scaphoid Non-Union: Casual or Causal?” United States Army (1985)
  • Honoree, Exceptional meritorious service as Staff General Surgeon, United States Army, Europe and Seventh Army, Bad Cannstatt (1977-1980)

Volunteer Services

  • Black Lion University Hospital, Addis Abbaba, Ethiopia (December 2006 – January 2007) (May/June 2002)
  • Health Volunteers Overseas, Honduras (December, 2002)
  • Jaffa General Hospital, Borj el Barajne, Lebanon (July, 2010) (June, 2009)
  • Moldova, Eastern Europe (April, 2008)
  • Nablus, Palestine (December, 2016)
  • Ramallah, Palestine (December, 2019) (December, 2018) (December, 2017) (August, 2015)
  • University Hospital, Hebron, West Bank, Palestine (August, 2014) (August, 2010)
  • Yasser Arafat Hospital, Salfeat, West Bank, Palestine (June-July, 2013)

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