About Kyle Eberlin, MD

Kyle Eberlin, MD, grew up in Buffalo, NY and completed his undergraduate and medical school education in the Seven-Year Accelerated Medical Program at Boston University. He received his B.A. in Medical Science where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He received his M.D. from Boston University School of Medicine, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and 1st in his medical school class.

Dr. Eberlin completed residency training in the Harvard Integrated Plastic Surgery Program. He served on numerous committees including the MGH Committee on Teaching and Education and the Harvard Plastic Surgery Executive Committee. Dr. Eberlin completed subspecialty hand surgery and microsurgery training in the Orthopaedic Hand Surgery Fellowship at MGH before joining the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He currently serves as the Associate Director of the MGH Hand Surgery Fellowship and the Associate Director of the Harvard Plastic Surgery Residency Program.  

In 2017, Dr. Eberlin was awarded the Julian Pribaz Teaching award given to one surgeon within the Harvard Plastic Surgery Training Program. He was recently selected as the American Society for Surgery of the Hand's 2018-2019 Plastic Surgery Visiting Professor. 

Dr. Eberlin's practice focuses on all aspects of hand surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, and microsurgery. He is the course director for Harvard Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds and is active in many national committees, including his role on the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Health Policy Committee and the Vice Chair of the Hand Surgery Subcommittee. He serves as a scientific reviewer for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the Journal of Hand Surgery, Hand, and the Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery.

Dr. Eberlin has published more than 70 peer-reviewed articles and is recognized as a leader in the field.  

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MGH Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117
Fax: 617-726-8327

Medical Education

  • MD, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Surgery of the Hand, American Board of Plastic Surgery

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  • View my most recent publications at PubMed

    Recent Publications:

    Eberlin KR, Marjoua Y, Jupiter JB. Compressive neuropathy of the ulnar nerve: A perspective on history and current controversies. J Hand Surg Am. 2017 Jun; 42(6): 464-469.

    Tosti R, Eberlin KR. “Damage Control” Hand Surgery: evaluation and emergency management of the mangled hand. Hand Clin. 2018 Feb; 34(1): 17-26.

    Hagan RR, Ricci JA, Eberlin KR. Novel surgical approach for decompression of the scalene triangle in neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2018 Feb 2

    Vlot MA, Wilkens SC, Chen NC, Eberlin KR. Symptomatic neuroma following initial amputation for traumatic digital amputation. J Hand Surg Am. 2018 Jan; 43(1): 86.e1 – 867.e8.

    Eberlin KR, Perdikis G, Damitz L, Krochmal DJ, Kalliainen LK, Bonawitz SC; ASPS Health Policy Committee. Electronic communication in plastic surgery: guiding principles from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Health Policy Committee. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Feb;1 41(2): 500-505.

    Misra S, Wilkens SC, Chen NC, Eberlin KR. Patients transferred for upper extremity amputation: participation of regional trauma centers. J Hand Surg Am. 2017 Dec; 42(12): 987-995

    Diwan A, Eberlin KR, Smith RM. The principles and practice of open fracture care, 2018. Chin J Traumatol. 2018 Feb 21.