James G. Beauchene, MD
Board Certified in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Practicing exclusively the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the hand and wrist, Dr. James George Beauchene has practiced in Phoenix, Arizona since 1987. He has earned over his 25 years in Phoenix an outstanding reputation for excellence particularly for the care of injuries of the hand and wrist including work related injuries.
He has earned an enviable reputation for extreme honesty and candor with patients, insurance carriers and employers. This reputation has developed from a belief that the key to recovery of a hand – injured patient is quality care and communication. Dr. Beauchene treats every patient as an individual and every injured hand the way he would treat his own.
Dr. Beauchene graduated Cum Laude from the University of Western Ontario Medical School in 1978. For 4 years he was President of the Medical Students’s Association. He studied General Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Alberta. Dr. Beauchene did Fellowship Training in Orthopedic Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity at Stanford University 1983 and 1984. In 1985 Dr. Beauchene was appointed Assistant Professor of Surgery at Stanford University. He returned to the University of Alberta and became Chairman of the Residency Training Program.
Dr. Beauchene is an esteemed member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Association of Hand Surgeons among many professional societies. In addition to publishing scientific articles he has participated in the education of hand surgeons in the U. S. by way of national lectures and invited presentations. Of even greater importance to Dr. Beauchene is his work over 25 years with governmental agencies in the State of Arizona, including the Industrial Commission of Arizona and the Arizona Medical Board to set the bar high for the standard of care of hand or wrist injured patients in the State of Arizona.
Dr. Beauchene has devoted his life to his patients and to his family. He is married with 3 children. His wife Brenda is a teacher. His identical twin daughters are both doctors , one a radiologist and the other a psychiatrist. His son is in his senior year in law school.
Dr. Beauchene’s busy practice has left little time for other interests. However, he has maintained and developed interests in history, hiking, fishing, dog training and golf. He still finds golf to be for the most part as Mark Twain coined “a good walk spoiled”. He is hoping his golf skills might yet improve.
The University of Western Ontario
University of Alberta
Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford University 1983 and 1984