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
  • 211 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 73 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

Schedule Online

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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.

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, OH
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 Medical Center, Seattle, WA
8/1/2018 - 7/31/2019

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery
11/15/2020

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.

211 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 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 19, 2024

    Caring and gentle

  • Reviewed on Feb 19, 2024

    Explained my condition very well and I feel confident in this surgeon to perform my carpal tunnel surgery.

  • Reviewed on Feb 17, 2024

    Dr.Schumaker confirmed the diagnosis made by the PA. He presented different treatment options for me. Very easy to understand when he explained the treatment option I chose.

  • Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

    Just drove all the way home and they called me to come back to tell me my finger was broke. Saw him for 2 minutes to give me a bandaid to tape 2 fingers together. Very unnecessary! Waste of time.

  • Reviewed on Feb 06, 2024

    Pleasent, knowledgeable friendly and caring

  • Reviewed on Feb 05, 2024

    Excellent "bedside" manner. Superb clinician.

  • Reviewed on Jan 08, 2024

    He made certain I understood what the surgery entailed and that I was comfortable

  • Reviewed on Jan 08, 2024

    Both were hands on, had good eye contact, smiled and showed interest by engaging inconversation both relevant to the reason for my visit and history.

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. Schmucker has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

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