2012 CMKI Awards Dinner

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Honoring Dr. Tsu-Min Tsai

Thursday, November 1, 2012


CMKI Hands On Award Dinner will Honor Dr. Tsu-Min Tsai  


Louisville, KY (Novemer 1, 2012) -The Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery (CMKI), a world-renowned nonprofit education and research organization located in Louisville, KY, hosted the annual CMKI Hands On Award Dinner on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at the Galt House Hotel & Suites, located at 140 N. Fourth Street, at 6:00pm. The 2012 Hands On Award, a custom made glass piece created by Mark Payton of Payton Flameworks, was presented to Dr. Tsu-Min Tsai, who was recognized for his superb microsurgical skills and for his natural ability for teaching hand fellows.   The dinner,  held at the Galt House Inn and Suites, and attended by nearly 300 friends and guests of CMKI, as well as staff surgeons of the Kleinert Kutz Hand Care Center, CMKI board members, and our many supporters in the community.  The dinner was a great success.  Photos of the event can be seen on our FaceBook page at 2012 CMKI Hands On Award Dinner Photos

Tsu-Min Tsai, MD, FACS

Dr. Tsai has been teaching CMKI hand fellows for 36 years. He received postgraduate training at both the National Taiwan University Hospital and the University of Louisville Hospital, and he was Chief of Surgery at Taipei City Hospital from 1970 to 1975, and a Christine M. Kleinert Hand Fellow in 1976. He is a partner of the Kleinert Kutz Hand Care Center, a Clinical Professor of Surgery at U of L, and a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He also holds memberships in the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, the International Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Tsai has more than 130 publications and remains actively involved in research.

Following is a video prepared for the 2012 Hands On Award Dinner, honoring Dr. Tsai’s 36 years of service.

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