Ryan Schmucker

Ryan Schmucker, MD

  • Plastic Surgery - Hand
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Physician

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5
  • 92 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 30 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

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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.
  • 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

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

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

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

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.

92 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Mar 01, 2021

    Cound mot have been better

  • Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

    Very attentive, knowledgeable, helpful, courteous, concerned about my condition and concerns

  • Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

    Dr. Schmucker is EXCELLENT! Teresa Dimeo and Polly were AWESOME, as well!

  • Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

    Very good!

  • Reviewed on Feb 01, 2021


  • Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

    Dr. Schmucker is the BEST

  • Reviewed on Jan 05, 2021

    This was a memorably pleasant experience despite my infection - pain - ! Very considerate re: pain, explanation of procedure.

  • Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

    Dr. Schmucker explained in detail what the procedure would entail. He was thorough in all areas.

  • Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

    Dr. Schmucker is an excellent doctor and I have absolutely no complaints about him.

  • Reviewed on Oct 17, 2020

    Excellent treatment. Diagnose the problem and told me about possible future treatment options. Have another surgery scheduled the next week. Told me to wait until recover from this surgery as my arm will be in sling before dicussing possible hand surgery.

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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 11/01/2020, Dr. Schmucker has reported no relationships with companies or entities.