Dr. Rovak is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with a fellowship and board certification in hand and microvascular surgery. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1998 with honors and highest distinction. He went on to medical school at Duke University. During this time he won numerous awards for research in peripheral nerve surgery, including a prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute research fellowship. He completed a residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis / Barnes-Jewish Hospital, followed by a fellowship in Hand and Microvascular Surgery at the Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore. Dr. Rovak joined Hand Surgery Associates in 2008. He is an active member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand as well as a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Rovak is an avid blues/jazz piano and guitar player with an interest in caring for musicians. In addition to blues music, Dr. Rovak is a Blues hockey fan and plays on several adult hockey teams.
Additionally, Dr. Rovak has a special interest in 3D graphics and has created a library of patient education videos. Visit Animed3d.com to learn more and watch the videos.
Dr. Rovak has always had a fascination with aviation. He earned his private pilot license and his commercial license in 2020. He has an instrument rating and is working toward an instructor rating.
Dr. Rovak specializes in nerve compression, nerve repair, nerve release, wrist fracture, work related injuries, wrist and hand arthritis, wrist arthroscopy, hand and finger fractures, ganglions and sports injuries.
American Board of Plastic Surgery 2009
Hand Surgery –Certificate of Additional Qualifications 2012
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor Michigan
Bachelor of Science in Neurophysiology
Duke University School of Medicine
General Surgery/Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery:
Washington University School of Medicine
Barnes Jewish Hospital
St. Louis MO
Hand & Microsurgery Fellowship
Union Memorial / Curtis National Hand Center