Jill Putnam

Jill Putnam, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery – Hand Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics

Accepting new patients
4.8 out of 5
  • 116 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 31 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

Our hands are fundamental to nearly everything we do. As a hand and upper extremity surgeon at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, I am passionate about helping patients regain function and resume normal activities as quickly as possible.

When a patient comes to see me, they can trust I will take the time to get to know them and ask about their goals. This helps me understand their needs and create a customized treatment plan. I care for patients who have suffered hand and upper extremity fractures and other traumas. I treat arthritis, nerve compression issues such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis, among other conditions.

I have a strong research background that has strengthened my problem-solving abilities. Much of my research has focused on topics including upper extremity trauma, scaphoid nonunion, and flexor tendon injuries. I have been presenting clinical and biomechanical research at prestigious national meetings for many years and have been honored with multiple resident research awards. I am also an American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Diplomate.

In orthopedics, we are continuously innovating and some of the best treatment options for patients may still be under investigation. Being at The Ohio State University allows me to be at the forefront of those treatments. The physicians and faculty at the Hand and Upper Extremity Center are devoted to the patient experience, cutting-edge research and graduate-level education, and I am proud to be part of such a talented team.

In addition to my clinical work, I am an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. I enjoy teaching medical students, residents and fellows because they are the next generation of doctors and surgeons.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family. I like exploring the outdoors, hiking and running.

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Microsurgery
  • Fractures, Bone
  • Tendinopathy
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Raynaud Disease
  • Dupuytren Contracture
  • Ganglion Cysts
  • Hand Injuries

Locations Where I Practice


in Outpatient Care Dublin
6700 University Boulevard
1st Floor, Suite 1B
Dublin, OH 43016

Spine Care

in Outpatient Care Dublin
6700 University Boulevard
1st Floor, Suite 1B
Dublin, OH 43016

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Marshall University Joan C Edwards School of Medicine, Huntington, WV
8/1/2010 - 5/31/2014


Banner Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
6/16/2014 - 6/30/2019


Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, CA
8/1/2019 - 7/31/2020

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Academic Information

My Department


My Division



The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

116 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.4 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Feb 07, 2024

    Knowledgeable and instilled confidence

  • Reviewed on Feb 07, 2024

    Cordial, professional, and kind, but communication was rather sparse.

  • Reviewed on Feb 05, 2024

    She has been very receptive to my concerns.

  • Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

    Nothing bad to say

  • Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

    Dr. Putnam is very compassionate and listens to all my concerns. She explains everything in a way that I can understand and always wants the best for me regarding my health.

  • Reviewed on Jan 04, 2024

    Dr. Putman is absolutely amazing. She went above and beyond to address the concern about my medical issue. She was patient and spent quality time to help understand plan of treatment. Cannot say enough about how genuinely she cares about her patient's health.

  • Reviewed on Jan 02, 2024

    Providers assistant was excellent, provider agreed with her diagnosis and recommendation.

  • Reviewed on Dec 31, 2023

    My provider listen to me patiently and also explain every details regarding my health issues very clearly. Overall She is nice very nice Provider.

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 09/30/2022, Dr. Putnam has reported no relationships with companies or entities.

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