Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (1995)
Parkland Health and Hospital System (1998), General Surgery
Parkland Health and Hospital System (2002), Orthopedic Surgery
Christine Kleinert Institute for Hand/Microsurgery (2003), Hand & Microsurgery

Research Interest

  • A technique of capitate shortening for Kienbock's Disease
  • Defining the prevalence and pattern of community acquired MRSA over a 5 year period in Orthopedic upper extremity infections
  • Minimally invasive fixation of scaphoid fracture
  • Volar plating of distal radius fractures


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Risk Factors and Reasons for Emergency Department Visits Within 30 Days of Elective Hand Surgery: An Analysis of 3,261 Patients.
Benage TC, Del Core MA, Bass AJ, Ahn J, Pientka WF, Golden AS, J Hand Surg Asian Pac Vol 2022 Jan 2250004
Effect of Diabetes and Hemoglobin A1c on Complications Following Elective Hand Surgery.
Del Core MA, Benage TC, Ahn J, Koehler D, Sammer D, Golden AS, J Hand Surg Asian Pac Vol 2021 Dec 26 4 618-624
Distal Radius Fractures and the Dorsal Spanning Plate in the Management of the Polytraumatized Patient.
Golden AS, Kapilow JM, J Orthop Trauma 2021 Sep 35 Suppl 3 s6-s10
Patient-Related Risk Factors Associated With Surgical Site Complications After Elective Hand Surgery.
Youngman T, Del Core M, Benage T, Koehler D, Sammer D, Golden A, Hand (N Y) 2020 Sep 1558944720944260
Effect of Smoking on Short-term Postoperative Complications After Elective Upper Extremity Surgery.
Del Core MA, Ahn J, Golden AS, Bass RL, Sammer D, Koehler DM, Hand (N Y) 2020 Jun 1558944720926638

Honors & Awards

  • Physician of the Month
  • Teaching Excellence Award, Southwestern Medical School