Dr. Ajay K. Seth is a board certified orthopedic hand and upper extremity surgeon located in North Canton, Ohio. Dr. Seth earned his undergraduate medical degree from a combined program at the Medical college of Wisconsin. He completed his orthopedic residency program at the Ohio State University. He then went on to do a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery from Allegheny General Hospital.
Dr. Seth is most notably know for becoming the first surgeon in the United States to perform a surgery allowing an amputee to move and feel her prosthetic hand with her brain. The procedure was a 16.5 hour surgery, during which he was able to re-route nerves in the upper arm to give the patient the ability to feel as though the prosthetic hand is her own. Six weeks after surgery, the patient demonstrated that she could feel and move a prosthetic arm and hand.
Dr. Seth wrote a book titled Rewired: An Unlikely Doctor, a Brave Amputee, and the Medical Miracle That Made History. Books will be available for purchase and signing.