The hand is a visual and functional marvel that is crucial for maintaining independence in our day-to-day lives. As a plastic surgeon who specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery, I strive to restore form and function to my patients.
During each patient encounter, I treat everyone with dignity, respect and kindness. In order to understand how I can best partner with my patients and individualize the care I provide, I take the time to get to know each one so that I can better grasp their problem in the context of their daily life. The opportunity to see my patients return to doing the work and activities they love is one of the most rewarding parts of my job.
In addition to treating patients, I enjoy teaching and mentoring the next generation of doctors and surgeons here at The Ohio State University. Our surgeons, fellows and residents offer truly exceptional care to our patients, and it is a privilege to work as a part of this team.
In my free time, I enjoy staying active and being outdoors, playing basketball, baseball and golf, as well as traveling, cooking and spending time with my wonderful family. I also have a passion for global surgery and have participated in surgical mission trips to Kenya, Peru, Nicaragua and Mexico.
- Member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
- Surgeon on Operation Smile mission trips to Nicaragua and Mexico
- Resident Excellence in Teaching Award, Southern Illinois University Department of Surgery, 2014-2016
Procedures and Conditions I Treat
- Brachial Plexus
- Surgical Procedures, Operative
- Surgery, Plastic
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Hand Injuries
- Fractures, Bone
- Tennis Elbow
- Arm Injuries
- Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
- Peripheral Nerve Injuries
- Radius Fractures
Locations Where I Practice
915 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43212
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Education and Training
Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, OH
8/4/2008 - 5/25/2012
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL
7/1/2012 - 6/30/2018
University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA
8/1/2018 - 7/31/2019
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 11/21/2019, Dr. Schmucker has reported no relationships with companies or entities.