Dr. Osterman grew up in Philadelphia and was exposed to the art of hand surgery and the beauty of the human hand at an early age. She believes that the hands reveal a great deal about a person and his or her journey. “Every wrinkle, callus or scar tells a story. We greet each other with a handshake, we communicate with hand gestures, and we hold the hand of a loved-one in pain– hands not only allow us to accomplish activities of daily living but also they allow us to connect and communicate with one another. The loss of one’s ability to use his or her hands can be physically and emotionally devastating.”
Inspired by her father, Dr. Lee Osterman, and her personal experiences as an orthopaedic patient, Dr. Osterman entered medicine to pursue her study of the upper extremities. She believes that “the greatest part about being a physician is the ability to help and heal her patients.” She treats every patient with compassion and strives to include each in the understanding and treatment of his or her injury or condition.
Dr. Osterman is also a dedicated wife and the proud mother of three. She enjoys skiing, board games, traveling, and building LEGO castles and cardboard-box forts with her children.