Following an injury to the knuckle on my finger, I treated with several local specialists. After months of no improvement, I decided to go to HSS and consulted with Dr. Edward Athanasian, who advised I needed surgery to repair the tendon. He was caring, compassionate and was always patient with answering all my questions ...(and boy did I have a lot). Both Dr. Athanasian and my HSS hand therapist, Emily A. (who was also wonderful) helped me to achieve better than expected results. Everyone at Dr. A's office and HSS are awesome. I wouldn't hesitate recommending Dr. Athanasian to anyone who needs a a hand specialist!!! Dr. Athanasian is the best!!