Meet Dr. Endress

Dr. Endress received rigorous training in his field, which, combined with his extensive clinical expertise, skill, and surgical craftsmanship, has helped him to achieve superior outcomes that transform his patients' lives. He is renowned for his specialization as a brachial plexus and peripheral nerve surgeon in Denver.

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​​Training and Background

Dr. Endress attended Stanford University, where he completed a demanding 6-year integrated Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency after matching directly from medical school. During this phase of his training, he studied wrist biomechanics and reconstructive techniques, publishing his findings throughout medical literature.  

Dr. Endress then pursued an elite Hand Surgery Fellowship at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, honing his skill in peripheral nerve care, hand surgery, and brachial plexus surgery. He was granted the Alice D. Jenson Fellowship in Hand Surgery Award, naming him the outstanding hand fellow of the year.

Teaching Credits and Credentials

After completing his in-depth medical training, Dr. Endress was invited to be on the faculty at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, training new residents and fellows in the art of plastic and hand surgery. He served as the Associate Program Director for the academic training program and a member of the Marketing Advisory Committee. Additionally, Dr. Endress serves on the ER hand care and residency education committees for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He founded the #HandClub, an international society for upper extremity surgeons.


  • American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS)
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)
  • American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM)
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Giving Back 

Dr. Endress shares his passion for medicine and pain relief with patients all around the world, frequently visiting Mexico for perform pro bono cleft and craniofacial work. He has also traveled to Cambodia to perform pediatric and adult hand surgery and to Nepal, where he performed microsurgical reconstruction.

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