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Dr. Hollie Power, MD FRCSC
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Power is a Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon specializing in conditions affecting the extremities. Her clinical interests include hand, wrist, and peripheral nerve conditions, microsurgical reconstruction and complex amputation care including bionic limb reconstruction and managing nerve pain after limb loss.  

Dr. Power was born and raised in Fort McMurray, AB. Her academic career began at the University of Alberta where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience with the first class honours distinction. She received a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Alberta and went on to complete 5 years of residency training in Plastic Surgery at the University of Alberta.  After residency Dr. Power completed fellowships in hand and peripheral nerve surgery at Washington University in St. Louis and microsurgery at Asan Medical Centre in Seoul, South Korea. 

She is currently appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery at the University of Alberta.

Education & Training:

Subspecialty Training (Fellowships): 

  • Hand, Wrist and Peripheral Nerve Surgery - Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA

  • Microsurgery - Asan Medical Centre, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Residency Training:

  • Plastic Surgery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB Canada

Medical School:

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB Canada


  • Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Neuroscience, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB Canada

Publications - Scientific Articles:

Pettersen E, Sassu P, Pedrini FA, Granberg H, Reinholdt C, Breyer JM, Roche A, Hart A, Ladak A, Power HA, Leung M, Lo M, Valerio I, Eberline KR, Kung TA, Cederna P, Souza JM, Aszmann O, Ko J, Dumanian GA, Ortiz-Catalan M. Targeted Muscle Reinnervation: Surgical Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial in Postamputation Pain. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 2024; Accepted.


Pettersen E, Sassu P, Reinholdt C, Dahm P, Rolfson O, Björkman A, Innocenti M, Pedrini FA, Breyer JM, Roche A, Hart A, Harrington L, Ladak A, Power HA, Hebert J, Ortiz-Catalan M. Surgical treatments for postamputation pain: study protocol for an international, double-blind, randomised controlled trial. Trials, 2023;24(1):304.


Power HA, Peters BR, Patterson JM, Padovano WM, Mackinnon SE. Classification of cubital tunnel syndrome: Development of a new severity grading system. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2022; 150(1): 115-126e.


Power HA, Cho JM, Kwon JG, Abdelfattah U, Pak CS, Suh HS, Hong JP. Are perforators reliable as recipient arteries in lower extremity reconstruction? Analysis of 423 free perforator flaps. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2022; 149(3):750-760.


MacLean A, Ladak A, Snelgrove R, Wang H, Power HA, Bradley N. Challenges in acute care surgery: severe traumatic scalp degloving injury necessitating an uncommon reconstructive technique. Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open, 2022 Mar 8;7(1):e000895. doi: 10.1136/tsaco-2022-000895.


McInnes CW, Ha AY, Power HA, Tung TH, Moore AM. Femoral nerve decompression and sartorius to quadriceps nerve transfers for partial femoral nerve injury: a cadaveric study and early case series. J Neurosurgery, 2021; 135(3): 904-911.


Power HA, Kahn LC, Patterson MM, Moore AM, Yee A, Mackinnon SE. Refining indications for the supercharge end-to-side anterior interosseous to ulnar motor nerve transfer in cubital tunnel syndrome. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2020; 145(1): 106e-116e.


Power HA, Morhart MJ, Olson JL, Chan KM. Post-surgical electrical stimulation enhances recovery following surgery for severe cubital tunnel syndrome: a randomized controlled trial. Neurosurgery, 2020; 86(6) 769-777.


Curran MWT, Power HA, Chan KM, Morhart MJ. The Triceps Traction Test: A Decision Tool for the Choice of Stabilizing Flap After In Situ Decompression of the Ulnar Nerve. Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery. 2020; 24(2):102-106.


Felder J, Hill E, Power HA, Hasak J, Mackinnon SE. Cross-palm nerve grafts to enhance sensory recovery in severe ulnar neuropathy. Hand, 2020 15(4): 526-533.


Power HA, Sharma K, El Haj M, Moore AM, Patterson MM, Mackinnon SE. Compound muscle action potential amplitude predicts the severity of cubital tunnel syndrome. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 2019; 101: 730-738.


Grant DW*, Power HA*, Vuong LN, McInnes CW, Santosa KB, Waljee JF, Mackinnon SE. Differences in opioid prescribing practices among plastic surgery trainees in the United States and Canada. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2019; 144: 126-136. *co-first authors


Abdelfattah U, Power HA, Song SY, Min KH, Suh HS, Hong JP. Algorithm for free perforator flap selection in lower extremity reconstruction based on 563 cases. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2019; 144(5): 1202-1213. 


Power HA, Fox IK, Kahn LC, Mackinnon SE. Restoration of sensation and thumb opposition using nerve transfers following resection of a synovial sarcoma of the median nerve. Journal of Hand Surgery Global Online, 2019; 1: 185-189.


Song SY, Jeong HH, Lee YH, Power HA, Suh YC, Christoffi P, Hong JP. Direction of flap rotation in propeller flaps – does it really matter? Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery, 2019; 35(8): 549-556.


Elbanoby T, Aly GM, Abdelfattah U, Choi JW, Power HA, Abd El Fattah YA. Bone transport distraction osteogenesis in the reconstruction of pediatric post-traumatic calvarial defects: Idea and innovation. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open, 2019; 7: 2201.


O’Grady K, Power HA, Olson JL, Morhart MJ, Harrop AR, Watt MJ, and Chan KM. Comparison of triple nerve transfer and nerve grafting for reconstruction of upper trunk obstetrical brachial plexus injuries. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2017; 140: 747-756.


Canadian Plastic Surgery Research Collaborative. Barriers and attitudes to research among residents in plastic and reconstructive surgery: a national multicenter cross-sectional study. Journal of Surgical Education, 2017; 74: 1094-1104. 


Chan KM, Gordon T, Zochodne DW, and Power H. Improving peripheral nerve regeneration: from molecular mechanisms to potential therapeutic targets. Experimental Neurology, 2014; 261: 826-35. 


Norton JA, Power HA, and Chan KM. Modifying the excitability of motor cortex with direct current stimulation. Physiology News, 2008; 70: 28-30. 


Power HA, Norton JA, Porter CL, Doyle Z, Hui I, and Chan KM. Transcranial direct current stimulation of the primary motor cortex affects cortical drive to human musculature as assessed by intermuscular coherence. Journal of Physiology, 2006; 577: 795-803.

Publications - Book Chapters:

Senger JL, Power HA, Moore AM. Electrical stimulation: how it works and how to apply it. Hand Clinics, 2024, accepted.


Elzinga E, Power HA. Management of brachial plexus injuries. In Chung KC (Ed.), Grabb & Smith Plastic Surgery, 9th edition. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer, 2024, in press.


Power HA, Patterson JM. Nerve transfers for the forearm and hand. In: Mackinnon SE (Ed.), Nerve Surgery, 2nd edition. New York: Thieme, 2023, in press.


Patterson JM, Power HA. Ulnar nerve entrapment and injury. In: Mackinnon SE (Ed.), Nerve Surgery, 2nd edition. New York: Thieme, 2023, in press.


Power HA, Boyd KU, Pripotnev S, Mackinnon SE. Repair and grafting of peripheral nerve. In: Neligan P, Gurtner G, Pusic A (Eds.), Plastic Surgery, 5th edition, Volume 1: Principles. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2024, 295-308. ISBN 9780323810371.


Senger JL, Kemp SWP, Power HA. Scientific Pursuit of Neuroma Management. In: Eberlin K et al. (Eds.) Contemporary Neuroma Management, 1st edition. New York: Springer, 2023, in press.


Power HA, Ladak A. Ulnar nerve palsy – nerve transfers. In Hammert W, Rhee P (Eds.), Hand Surgery Update VII. Chicago: American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2023, 329-337. ISBN 1935121618.

Power HA, Davidge KM, and Mackinnon SE. Ch. Nerve compression. In: Farhadieh R et al. (Eds.) Plastic Surgery: Principles and Practice, 1st edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2021; 842-871. ISBN 9780323653817. 


Power HA and Moore AM. Basic science of nerve compression. In: Skirven T et al. (Eds.), Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity, 7th edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2020; 677-684. ISBN 9780323509138.

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