James Edward Clune, MD, BA

Assistant Professor

Departments & Organizations

Surgery: Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: Hand and Microsurgery Program

Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery

Yale Cancer Center: Melanoma Program

Yale Medicine


Dr. James Clune is an Assistant Professor of Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Clune specializes in procedures that treat peripheral nerves, the brachial plexus, hand injuries, soft tissue and skin tumors. Research interests include peripheral nerve regeneration, myoelectric prosthesis and targeted muscle reinnervation and isolated limb perfusion of the extremities for soft tissue tumors.

Dr. Clune graduated from Wesleyan University and attained his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine. He then completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at Children's Hospital Boston. His specialty training in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery was completed at Yale followed by a fellowship in Orthopedic upper extremity surgery at the University of California with Dr. Neil Ford Jones where he focused on hand trauma, soft tissue tumors of the extremities and peripheral nerve and brachial plexus reconstruction.

After completion of fellowship in California additional training was completed in Madrid, Spain in adult and pediatric brachial plexus reconstruction at the Hospital Universitario La Paz with Dr. Aleksandar Lovic and microsurgery in Santander, Spain with Dr. Francisco Pinal.

Education & Training

MD George Washington School of Medicine (2008)
BA Wesleyan University (1999)
Post-Doctoral Fellow Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School
Resident Plastic Surgery Yale New Haven Hospital, Yale School of Medicine
Fellowship Upper Extremity University of California

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James Edward Clune, MD, BA
Mailing Address
PO Box 208062
New Haven, CT 06520-8062

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