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Hospital Punta Pacifica


Panama City, Panama

Dr. Julio Arias

Dr. Julio Arias

General Surgeon
at Hospital Punta Pacifica
Speciality General Surgery
Languages English, Spanish
Graduated 1998 (18 years since graduation)
About Word and Training Experience:
Punta Pacifica Hospital affiliate with John Hopkins Medicine International
- Hand and Microsugery Surgeon on staff
- Hand Surgery Coordinator

10/2007 - Present
Social Security System
- Hand and Microsurgery Surgeon on Staff

08/2007 - Present
Primo Scientific Corporation
- Medical writer and editor of scientific articles in English for medical journals

Publications and Projects:

07/2006 Yale University

Hand and Microsurgery Fellow

Arias JE, Shah AA, Thomson JG. Organization and establishment of Microsurgery training laboratory. Laboratory approval and certification obtained November 2006.

Arias JE, Shah AA, Teng E, Thomson JG. A1 pulley release to improve thumb and finger flexor tendon excursion and work efficiency after trauma. Presented at the 34th annual meeting of the New England Hand Society, Sturbridge MA, December 2006. In review for publication.

Arias JE, Dymarczyk M, Thomson JG. Stenosing tenosynovitis: a proposed mechanism of PIP joint stiffness after trauma. Clinical research project examining the effect hand trauma on the pulley system. In review for publication.

Shah AA, Arias JE, Thomson JG. Patient Follow-Up Results after the Institution of New Guidelines for Performing Simultaneous Bilateral Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release. Presented at the 34th annual meeting of the New England Hand Society, Sturbridge MA, December 2006.

Shah AA, AriasJE, Thomson JG. The Effect of Ischemic Preconditioning on Secondary Ischemia in Myocuaneous Flaps. Basic Science research project examining the effect of free flap survival after different periods of ischemic preconditioning in a rat model. Presented at the 48th annual meeting of the New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Newport RI, June 2007. Accepted for publication to Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery, June 2009.
Education 10/1993-09/1998
University of Panama
MD Degree
- Honor Roll, Biochemistry and Nutrition Department Award - Awarded on Graduation

University of Pennsylvania
- BA, Chemistry Major

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