Desmond J. Stutzman, DO

Orthopedic Hand & Elbow Surgeon

Treating Patients in New Albany & Pickerington

Dr. Stutzman is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in hand and elbow surgery with a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand and Elbow Surgery. 

He has expertise in fractures, peripheral neuropathy (carpal tunnel syndrome), wrist and elbow reconstruction, as well as arthritis, tendon, and ligament injuries from fingertip to elbow.

Dr. Stutzman received his Bachelor’s Degree from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.

He then attended The Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio, and was a member of the Sigma Sigma Phi Medical Student Honor Society, where he received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree.

He completed both his Internship and Residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Doctor’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Stutzman then completed a Fellowship at the Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery in Louisville, Kentucky, where he was a member of the team that performed the second-hand transplant in the United States.

Dr. Stutzman is involved in medical education and research and has given numerous presentations on Orthopedic topics and published a number of articles in The American Journal of Orthopedics. 

He has served on advisory panels for new implants about the wrist and elbow and continues to be involved in the development of new techniques in regard to hand and elbow surgery. 

He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Ohio University.

Dr. Stutzman resides in Johnstown, Ohio, and enjoys an active lifestyle, including golf and skiing, as well as a model aviation enthusiast.

Board Certifications


Medical School



Profile Details


  • Hand & Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Hand Conditions
  • Wrist Conditions
  • Elbow Conditions

The Team

Physician Assistant

Kirsten Richards, PA-C

  • Undergraduate Studies
    Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan; Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Science
  • Graduate Studies
    Ohio Dominican University, Columbus, Ohio; Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

From Our Patients

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5.0 based on 661 reviews



New Albany

5040 Forest Dr.
New Albany, OH 43054


1030 Refugee Rd., Suite 180
Pickerington, OH 43147


“Absolutely the best!! Dr Stutzman is very knowledgeable, caring, professional, he has helped me beyond my expectations. The entire staff is superb and very happy, this speaks volumes!! Highly recommend!!!”

Melinda D.