Benjamin W. Szerlip, D.O.

Orthopedic Shoulder Surgeon

Treating Patients in Grandview, Dublin, Pickerington, Grove City, and Westerville

About Dr. Szerlip

Dr. Szerlip is a board-certified, fellowship-trained Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in all aspects of the shoulder, including total and reverse shoulder replacement, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, fracture care, sports medicine injuries, as well as non-operative treatments.

Dr. Szerlip graduated from Mt. Vernon High school and earned his bachelor’s degree from the College of Wooster. After college he received additional training in clinical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He attended medical school at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio, and completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland. Afterward, Dr. Szerlip pursued a nationally renowned fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery with the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.

“I believe it’s essential to educate my patients, so they feel empowered by their treatment plan based on the best medical evidence and personalized goals to achieve their optimal outcome.”

Dr. Szerlip has authored multiple research publications and given national presentations on shoulder replacement design and technique. He also currently serves as an instructor to educate surgeons on advanced principles of shoulder replacement. While in Texas, he co-founded the Austin Shoulder Institute where he practiced for the past 5 years.

Education & Certifications


College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio


National Institutes of Health Bethesda, Maryland

Medical School

Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, Ohio


University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio


Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship, Texas Orthopedic Hospital in affiliation with the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas.


Publications & Research

Journal Publications

Bashar Alolabi, MD, Ari R. Youderian, MD, Larry Napolitano, MD, Benjamin W. Szerlip, DO, Peter J. Evans, MD, PhD, Robert J. Nowinski, DO, Eric T. Ricchetti, MD, Joseph P. Iannotti, MD, PhD. (Feb 2014).  Radiographic assessment of prosthetic humeral head size after anatomic shoulder arthroplasty. Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery. 23(11) 1740-1746.

T. Bradley Edwards, MD; Benjamin Szerlip, DO; and Brent J. Morris, MD. (June 2014). Treatment Options for Posterior Shoulder Instability. International Congress for Joint Reconstruction.

Benjamin Szerlip, DO, Stephanie Muh, MD, Jonathan J. Streit, MD, and Reuben Gobezie, MD. (June 2012). Humeral Fixation in Shoulder Arthroplasty: Does Stem Geometry Matter? Seminars in Arthoplasty: JSES. 23(2) 103-105.

Benjamin Szerlip, DO, Stephanie Muh, MD, Jonathan J. Streit, MD, and Reuben Gobezie, MD. (June 2021). Glenoid Exposure: Tricks of the Trade. Seminars in Arthroplasty: JSES. 23(2) 95-98.

Benjamin W. Szerlip DO, Brent J. Morris MD, Mitzi S. Laughlin PhD, Christopher M.Kilian MD, T. Bradley Edwards MD. (January 2018) Clinical and radiographic outcomes after total shoulder arthroplasty with an anatomic press-fit short stem. Jounal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery. 27(1) 10-16.

Book Chapter Publications

Benjamin W. Szerlip and Scott M. Zimmer. Shoulder and Upper Extremity Pain and Injury. Orthopedic injuries in emergency room setting. 2013


  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures
  • Complex Shoulder Replacement

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