Sam M. Fuller, M.D.

Dr. Fuller Practices at:

South Bend Office: 53880 Carmichael Drive
Mishawaka Office: 60160 Bodnar Boulevard (Off Elm Road)

Participating Hospitals and Surgery Centers

Memorial Hospital of South Bend
Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center – Mishawaka Campus
Allied Physicians Surgery Center, South Bend


University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

Medical School

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL


University of Chicago, Department of Surgery, Chicago, IL



4.8 Star Rating: Recommended

4.6 out of 5
6 Patient Ratings
Updated 2/17


Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microvascular Surgery
The Curtis National Hand Center, Baltimore, MD

Medical Society Memberships

American Association of Hand Surgery, Candidate Member (AAHS)
American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Candidate Member (ASSH)
ASSH Young Members Steering Committee Member
ASSH International Relations Committee Member

American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Candidate Member
Notre Dame Orthopaedic Society

Consulting Physician

University of Notre Dame


Spanish (proficient)

I am a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, with fellowship training in Orthopaedic Upper Extremity Surgery, who specializes in hand, wrist, and forearm surgery. My diverse training allows me to bring a very unique “hybrid” approach to the upper extremity. I am able to combine my plastic surgery knowledge of microvascular and soft tissue reconstruction with my Orthopaedic training to properly diagnose and treat bony and ligamentous injuries.

This is particularly significant in the hand and wrist, which requires anatomic expertise to address skin, tendon, nerve, vascular, and bony problems as a functioning unit. I enjoy meeting my patients and establishing goals together in order to reach a satisfying and successful outcome through non-operative and operative treatment options. This may include injections, therapy, surgery, and the latest advancements in the field, such as Wide Awake Local Anesthesia No Tourniquet (WALANT), endoscopy, arthroscopy, collagenase injections, and microsurgery.

I chose to practice at South Bend Orthopaedics because of its excellent national reputation as well as the skill and passion of its physicians. As a native of Chicago, I am particularly excited to return to the Michiana area where I attended college at Notre Dame. My wife and I are looking forward to cheering for our Notre Dame and Chicago sports teams, cooking, traveling, and enjoying Midwest life with family and friends.