Peter Stern, MD


Norman S. Hill and Elizabeth C. A. Hill

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Peter Stern, MD

Peter J. Stern, MD joined UC Health / University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in September 1992 and is currently the Norman S. & Elizabeth C.A. Hill Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, Division of Hand Surgery.

Dr. Stern is a graduate of Williams College (Bachelor of Arts – Chemistry, with honors), Williamstown, Massachusetts and Washington University School of Medicine (Medical Degree), St. Louis, Missouri.   From there he completed his orthopaedic surgery residency training at Harvard in Boston, Massachusetts and hand surgery fellowship training with Harold E. Kleinert, MD in Louisville, Kentucky.   

His clinical interest focuses on hand, wrist, and elbow surgery and reconstruction.  Research interests include clinical and anatomic studies related to disorders of the hand, wrist, and elbow.  He is a member of numerous societies including but not limited to:  American Medical Association (AMA), American Orthopaedic Association (AOA – President elect, 2005), American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS – President, 2003), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH). 

Teaching and learning has been constant driving passions for Dr. Stern, who has devoted his entire professional career to advancing education in orthopaedic and hand surgery, educating 55 fellows and over 100 orthopaedic residents.  He has served as a visiting professor at over 70 institutions, has given 36 endowed lectureships, and has over 180 peer reviewed publications.




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Orthopaedic Surgery


Bachelor's Degree

Williams College


Medical Degree

Washington University School of Medicine



Beth Israel Hospital



Harvard Medical School



University of Louisville


Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Hand Surgery)


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery



Orthopaedic Surgery