Hand and Upper Extremity Center


From hand doctors to occupational therapists, Ohio State's entire team of hand specialists is dedicated to maximizing the essential daily function of the hand and arm.

Your personalized treatment plan starts with a team of hand specialists who may include:
  • Orthopedic surgeons who specialize in surgery for muscular and skeletal conditions of the hand and arm
  • Plastic surgeons who specialize in the repair, restoration or improvement of parts of the body
  • Physician assistants who practice medicine under the supervision of physicians and surgeons
  • Nurse practitioners who are registered nurses with advanced training in a medical specialty
  • Occupational therapists who specialize in improving patients’ ability to complete activities of daily living

Surgeons, Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners

Occupational Therapists

Baker-JenniferJennifer Baker, OTR/L, CHT
   Couch-KimKimberly Couch, MPH, OTR/L, CHT

Cox-PhilipPhilip Cox, MS, OTR/L, CHT
   Gaerke-LeAnnLeAnn Gaerke, OTR/L, CHT

Hoffman-MaryEllenMary Ellen Hoffman, OTR/L, CHT
   Pollock-SueSue Pollock, OTR/L, CHT