Dr. Loree Kalliainen graduated from medical school and trained in Plastic Surgery at the University of Michigan.  Her hand surgery training was with the combined Plastic and Orthopedic Surgery hand fellowship at the University of Virginia.  In Minnesota, she obtained a Master’s degree in Philosophy, focusing on ethics and epistemology.

She has worked at The Ohio State University, Regions Hospital in St. Paul Minnesota with an affiliation with the University of Minnesota, and at the University of North Carolina.  On four occasions, she worked in New Zealand as a locum plastic surgeon and participatted in the residency training program.  She moved to Providence in early 2019 and has recently been appointed as an Associate Professor at Brown University in the Department of Surgery.

She has been involved in medical education for her entire career and directed an accredited Hand Fellowship for 6 years while in Minnesota.  She is offering a 4th year medical student elective at Brown called “Hand Surgery for the Non-Surgeon” and enjoys mentoring students of all levels. She is a mentor for the international medical school elective to New Zealand.  She received teaching awards while at UNC and has been recognized by her colleagues as a “Top Doctor” and “Top Doctor for Women” on multiple occasions in Minnesota.

Her leadership roles include being a Director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a board member on the American Association of Hand Surgery.  She has been active in multiple national organizations, chairing committees ranging from Health Policy to Diversity.  She served as Chief of Staff at Regions Hospital and has been on numerous hospital committees, primarily related to quality and safety.



Undergraduate Michigan Technological University

Medical School University of Michigan

MA, Philosophy
University of Minnesota


Residency, General Surgery
University of Iowa

MD,PhD, Research, Muscle Mechanics Laboratory Mentor, W.M. Kuzon
University of Michigan

Residency, Plastic Surgery
University of Michigan


7/1/99 – 6/30/00
Fellowship, Hand
University of Virginia


Associate Professor at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Hand and Peripheral Nerve Surgeon, Lifespan Physician Group Plastic Surgery

Awards, Memberships and Publications
Dr. Kalliainen has many honors, memberships and publications. To see a full list of credentials, download her CV.

Clinical Interests

Nerve Decompression, Repair, Reconstruction; Pediatric, Adult Hand Surgery; Post-surgical Neuropathic Pain; Peripheral Nerve Surgery; Wrist, Distal Radius Injuries; Targeted Muscle Re-innervation; Nerve, Tendon Transfers

Hand Plastic Surgery, Providence
Bayside Building (directions)
235 Plain Street, Suite 203
Providence, RI 02903

Phone: 401-444-2701