In his quest to provide the very highest standard of care, Scottsdale, Arizona, surgeon Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice has become a leader in minimally invasive hand surgery. He has performed thousands of procedures and is actively involved in research concerning various aspects of surgical operations on hands, including peripheral-nerve support and surgery. He has also lectured extensively about minimally invasive extremity surgery. Dr. Fitzmaurice has also pioneered several new techniques and procedures that improve visualization, reduce surgical impact and lead to optimal results with a rapid return to life, work and activity.
Dr. Fitzmaurice’s experience and pursuit of the highest-quality care have led to him to develop a variety of new, state-of-the-art techniques that are improving hand surgery. As a leader in hand surgery, he is the innovator behind the EndoTech® minimally invasive system for treatment of the upper extremities, which improves surgical visualization and makes possible a quick recovery. This revolutionary new instrumentation results in less pain and a rapid return to activity, with an outstanding surgical success rate.
Megan Conover PA-C is a board-certified physician assistant who completed her studies in 2010 at Midwestern University, in Glendale, Arizona. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Delaware, where she played soccer as a division I athlete.
Megan is an integral part of both the clinical and surgical teams at the Fitzmaurice Hand Institute. She facilitates her own full schedule of clinic and urgent care patients and assists in surgeries.
Previously, she practiced as a Physician Assistant in several specialties including hand trauma surgery, plastic surgery, urgent care, occupational health, and internal medicine. She is experienced in hand trauma and has both assisted and treated patients with upper extremity fractures, tendon injuries, nerve injuries, and complicated wounds.
Megan has been extensively trained in Dr. Fitzmaurice’s surgical techniques. She is also educated on the latest advances in both hand surgery and regenerative medicine through Dr Fitzmaurice.
Her professional interests include stem cell technology, treating upper extremity sports injuries, and trauma.
Megan serves as the Advanced Practice Director and Educational Director at the Fitzmaurice Hand Institute and is responsible for teaching and preparing advanced practice professionals for evaluation and certification as hand and wrist specialists by Dr. Fitzmaurice. She also serves as the preceptor for students from the ASU medical program.
She is originally from Glastonbury, Connecticut and has lived in Phoenix since 2007. Outside of work, she enjoys running, rock climbing, kayaking, hiking, camping, and traveling.
Heather Weiszhaar FNP-C is a board-certified family nurse practitioner. Heather graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Nursing from Augustana University located in Sioux Falls, SD in 2009. She went on to receive her Master of Science in Nursing in 2016 from Maryville University in St. Louis, MO where she graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors. Heather is board certified with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is also a member of the National Honor Society of Nursing Zeta and Omicron Iota Chapters.
Heather began her nursing career at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD working as a registered nurse working with cardio-pulmonary patients. She then made the transition to the operating room and became a member of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN). Heather found her calling when she began working as a registered nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit where she worked for six years with two years as a charge nurse. Heather was nominated for the March of Dimes Charge Nurse of the Year award in 2016 by her colleagues. She also spent eight months as a travel nurse where she had the opportunity to work and live in Washington D.C. and Abilene, TX.