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MaryElizabeth T. Rashid, MD

Elbow Hand & Wrist
Great Plains Orthopaedics


Certification & Education

MaryElizabeth T. Rashid, MD, brings a unique skillset to our orthopaedic team. With a special interest in treating wrist instability, Dr. Rashid was trained as a general surgeon and completed a hand surgery fellowship in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Minnesota. Most recently, she served as Chief of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedics at St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri.

One of Dr. Rashid’s most memorable cases is when she had the opportunity to help a young female who had a severe crush injury to her left hand resulting from an auto accident. After multiple reconstructive surgeries, the patient now enjoys almost full function of her hand.

Dr. Rashid is actively involved with many trade association including the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American College of Surgeons. During her hand surgery fellowship, Dr. Rashid conducted research entitled: “Retrospective Review of Perilunate Dislocations and Perilunate Fracture-Dislocations.” She has also given numerous presentations at organizations including the American Association for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting Scientific Program.

In addition to her professional pursuits, she is a dedicated athlete who enjoys running and continues to participate in marathons. She has previously completed numerous triathlons, including Olympic Distance triathlons. She also enjoys sailing and yoga. She and her husband have a son and 2 daughters.


What Patients Are Saying

Dr. Rashid and staff are very good. Highly recommend!

Dr. Rashid always listens to my concerns and answers my questions. She offers her advice and gives me multiple options as to how to proceed. When speaking with her, I feel like I am speaking with a friend.

My experience having Dr. Rashid as a surgeon for my accident has been very positive. She has a wonderful bedside manner. Very caring. She answered any question I had.

She doesn’t make you feel rushed. You feel her complete concentration is on you and your problem.

I am extremely satisfied with the provider in every way. She is caring and compassionate, as well as a highly respected surgeon.


Board Certification:

  • American Board of Surgery


Fellowship 2009–2010

  • University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
    • Hand Surgery Fellow

Residency 2004–2009

  • University at Buffalo (Buffalo, NY)
    • General Surgery
  • Administrative Chief Resident for PGY 5 year

Medical School 2000–2004

  • University at Buffalo School of Medicine (Buffalo, NY)
    • Doctor of Medicine
  • Honors / Awards
    • Secretary of Polity / Medical Student Government

Undergraduate 1996–2000

  • Le Moyne College (Syracuse, NY)
    • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (Fine Arts Minor, Chemistry Minor)
  • Honors / Awards
    • summa cum laude

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