Ryan Schmucker

Ryan Schmucker, MD

  • Plastic Surgery - Hand
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Accepting new patients
4.8 out of 5
  • 171 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 54 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

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614-366-4263

About Me

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.
Highlights
  • 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

  • Quadriplegia
  • Brachial Plexus
  • Arm Injuries
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Radius Fractures
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative
  • Surgery, Plastic
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Hand Injuries
  • Microsurgery
  • Fractures, Bone
  • Orthopedics
  • Tennis Elbow

Locations Where I Practice

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

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, OH
MD
8/4/2008 - 5/25/2012

Residency

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL

7/1/2012 - 6/30/2018

Fellowship

University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

8/1/2018 - 7/31/2019

Board Certifications

American Board of Plastic Surgery
11/15/2020

American Board of Surgery
11/15/2020

American Board of Surgery (Subspecialty: Surgery the Hand)
8/3/2021

Academic Information

My Department

Plastic Surgery

My Division

Plastic Surgery

Reviews

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.

171 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.4 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Mar 17, 2022

    Good

  • Reviewed on Mar 10, 2022

    Good

  • Reviewed on Mar 01, 2022

    He was very informative about what was going to happen and what the expectations are for my surgery. Respectful to me and my son and cheerfully answered our questions.

  • Reviewed on Feb 21, 2022

    Everything good - long hour and no time for "surgery on hand.

  • Reviewed on Feb 19, 2022

    Dr. Schmucker was excellent!

  • Reviewed on Feb 02, 2022

    Dr. Schmucker spent time with me and my wrist and thumb are already improving.

  • Reviewed on Jan 08, 2022

    Knowledgeable and timely

  • Reviewed on Jan 03, 2022

    All good. Personable & didn't give a feeling of rushing through my appointment.

Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 10/25/2021, Dr. Schmucker has reported no relationships with companies or entities.