Ronald Brown

Ronald Brown, MD

  • Plastic Surgery - Hand
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Accepting new patients
4.8 out of 5
  • 156 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 56 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

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About Me

I am a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in helping patients who are experiencing problems with their hands, arms and wrists. The most common upper extremity conditions I treat include peripheral nerve compressions like carpal or cubital tunnel, tendinopathies like “trigger finger,” and tendinitis and arthritis of the hand/wrist. I also care for patients with traumatic injuries like fractures, dislocations and sprains, as well as extensive wounds or burns to the upper extremities.

My patients can trust they’ll be treated with dignity and respect. I strive to create and maintain a trusting and comfortable relationship with all my patients. I genuinely want the best for every person who comes to see me, and that includes working collaboratively with each patient to select a treatment plan that suits their individual needs and values.

I have always been passionate about the reconstructive possibilities within the field of plastic surgery. Hand and upper extremity surgeries can have a profound impact on patients because we are incredibly dependent upon the use of our hands for daily tasks. It’s a privilege to use my skills to help improve my patients’ form and function, and ease their pain levels. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is a world-class organization where patients from all walks of life receive exceptional, compassionate care, and it’s an honor to be part of this institution.

In addition to my clinical work, I enjoy teaching and mentoring undergraduate students, medical students, and surgical trainees at The Ohio State University. Our students and trainees — particularly our hand surgery fellows and the orthopedic and plastic surgery residents — offer first-rate care to our patients. It’s an honor to participate in their education and mentorship.

When I’m not working, I enjoy staying active and spending time outdoors. I love hiking, sports, traveling, music and spending time with my wonderful family.

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Surgery, Plastic
  • Wounds and Injuries
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Hand Injuries
  • Microsurgery
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Tendinopathy

Locations Where I Practice

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

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, OH
8/1/2010 - 5/30/2014


University of Rochester School of Medicine GME, Rochester, NY
6/30/2014 - 6/30/2020


University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA
8/1/2020 - 7/31/2021

Academic Information

My Department

Plastic Surgery

My Division

Plastic Surgery


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.

156 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
    4.5 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Feb 06, 2024

    His diagnosis was correct

  • Reviewed on Jan 22, 2024


  • Reviewed on Jan 15, 2024

    I didn't always feel like he cared about my problem. It wasn't a big enough issue for them.

  • Reviewed on Jan 03, 2024


  • Reviewed on Dec 11, 2023


  • Reviewed on Dec 11, 2023

    Dr. Brown makes me feel very comfortable

  • Reviewed on Dec 11, 2023


  • Reviewed on Dec 10, 2023


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. Brown has reported no relationships with companies or entities.

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