Desmond J. Stutzman, D.O.

Orthopedic Hand & Elbow Surgeon

Treating Patients in New Albany & Pickerington

My career goal is simply providing the best orthopedic care from fingertip to elbow for all my patients, and give each patient the time that is required to accomplish this goal.

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.

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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 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 Certification

American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Certificate # 064775, 9-28-04


Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green Ohio; B.S.

Medical School

Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens Ohio; D.O.


Doctor’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio; Orthopedic Surgery
Grant Hospital, Columbus, Ohio; Trauma Orthopaedics
University Hospital, Bethesda Oak Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio; Hand Surgery
Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; Pediatric Orthopaedics


The Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY; Hand Surgery

Profile Details


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

From Our Patients

Dr. Stutzman always appreciates feedback from our valued patients.
Please read what others are saying about Dr. Stutzman.


Dr. Stutzman has years of experience helping patients with painful hand conditions.

In the following videos, Dr. Stutzman speaks on the subjects of trigger finger and thumb arthritis. He explains the causes and the treatment options for these conditions.


New Albany

5040 Forest Dr.
New Albany, OH 43054


1030 Refugee Rd.
Suite 180
Pickerington, OH 43147

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.


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