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Hand and Elbow Center                 Dr. Luther is a fellowship trained Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon. He earned his BS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and MD degree from the University of Chicago. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Harvard Medical School- training at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He was a chief resident at Massachusetts General Hospital then went on to pursue a subspecialty fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at the Harvard Hand Fellowship in Boston.

Over his career Dr. Luther has published over 20 peer-reviewed papers, several book chapters, and lectured nationally and internationally on hand and upper extremity disorders.  He is the recipient of numerous research and teaching awards and an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH). He currently serves on national committees focused on medical education and value-based healthcare delivery. Throughout his career, he has focused on delivering exceptional patient care by combining his interests in education, research and clinical care.

Dr. Luther has a clinical interest in nerve injuries and reconstruction, peripheral nerve surgery, hand and upper extremity fractures, minimally invasive surgery, ligament and tendon disorders, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, joint replacement, and pediatric hand surgery.  As a collegiate tennis player, Dr. Luther also enjoys caring for athletes with hand and upper extremity injuries, with a focus on early return to play.

His outside interests include value-based healthcare delivery, medical education, health care efficiency and patient-centered quality and outcomes research. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, soccer, hiking and traveling the world. He has moved to North Carolina from Boston with his wife, son and dog and enjoy exploring all that the area has to offer.

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