Dr. Peter J. Stern, MD

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Dr. Peter J. Stern, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

UC Health Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine 222 Piedmont Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45219 Get Directions
(513) 475-8690

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Dr. Stern's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Stern to family and friends
based on 45 total surveys (25 with reviews)
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  • Helpfulness
  • Staff
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Experience with Dr. Stern
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
Dr. Stern's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (43)
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in Washington C.H., Ohio |
Straightforward, yet very easy to understand his explanation s of procedure s.
in Mason, OH |
Very good. I've had 3 surgical experiences from him over the years..
in Greenfield, OH |
I had a very good recommendation to see Dr. Stern and was not disappointed. Not only did he do an excellent job with my three trigger fingers and carpal tunnel surgery, but he was so pleasant and did a very good job explaining the procedures to me. His kind "bedside manner" made me feel like he really cared about me and I wasn't just another surgery. I would highly recommend him to anyone. His staff was great too!
in Cincinnati , OH |
My late brother, had great respect for Dr. Stern, so I chose him when I was having debilitating pain in my right thumb/hand, circa 1993. I was DELIGHTED with the results of the surgery & had my left thumb fused by him a few years later. I suffer from serious osteoarthritis, & Dr. Stern has performed 3 more surgeries (recently)on rt hand. He is an incredibly skilled, compassionate surgeon who truly cares about his patients! I would not trust my hands to anyone else. He treats me as a person!!!
in Dayton, OH |
He is the best !!
in Lebanon, OH |
He is easy to talk to and understands. Explains the surgery clearly. Very professional.
in Cincinnati OH |
He is always kind and caring. A true proffetional
in Cincinnati, OH |
Always through, professional, and knowledgeable. Has my complete trust. Exceptional care.
in Cincinnati, OH |
He is the best, I am grateful he was able to do my surgery. My wrist was SMASHED, and he had the experience to put it back in a way that is recovering very smoothly.
in Hamilton, OH |
I came to Dr. Stern under difficult circumstances. He met with me, and explained everything that happening with my arm, he explained that he would try to restore function to my Median Nerve in my right arm and hand. He was unsuccessful, but he tried his BEST. I would recommend Dr. Stern be placed in the book of TOP 100 DOCTORS in Cincinnati. Dr. Stern is the most pleasant smiling hands on person you could ever meet. HE IS THE BEST IN MY BOOK EVEN IF HE DIDNT FIX MY PROBLEM.
in Wilmington, OH |
Dr. Stern seemed very knowledgeable and was able to diagnose the problem with my hand injury and illustrate the options that I have available to alleviate my injury.
in Covington, KY |
Dr. Stern loves what he does. Not only does he love his life work but he enjoys the people he meets and cares for and they enjoy and trust him. He is genuinely a people person and coupled with his expertise in his field this makes him one of the best.
in Ft Mitchell, KY |
I would highly recommend Dr. Stern since he is an extremely skilled surgeon, and he takes a real interest in his patients. This is the second time that I have had to have hand surgery on two different fingers for two different problems, and both times Dr. Stern has done an excellent job taking care of the issues.
in Crestview Hills, KY |
My personal experience was excellent, we have used his services in the past, not for me specifically. my wife had surgery on her hand for dupytrin.(sp) Our experience at that time was also excellent.
in Hamilton, OH |
Excellent in explaining my condition, very caring
in Cincinnati, OH |
Dr. Stern is one great person & is a terrific surgeon. Consequently he is a very busy man, I have been lucky enough to have had him fix the contractures on both of my hands, a super job. He takes a personal intrust in your problem & is concerned with the outcome of his work The onsite surgical facilities are great & his staff is 1st. class. I give them an A !
in Cincinnati, OH |
I was very satisfied...Dr. Stern is Rockin Awesome...He cares about his patients.. and ...I trust him...as Doctor/Surgeon!!!!! takes time to listen and pays attention to details...I never feel rushed...the staff as well!!!! Thank you so much!!
Batesville, IN |
Very well. He is a true professional.
in Hamilton, OH |
Dr.Stern saved the use of rt hand functions since 1978 and would and have recommended Dr. Stern to others through out the past 40 years. He recommends surgery but I'm putting off until a much later date. So far I'm holding up well. Dr.Stern has been helping me to stay out of constant pain with meds and it's working for the moment. Thank you Dr. Stern.
in Cincinnati, OH |
Dr. Stern is extremely intelligent, well educated and has a national reputation in his field. Yet, he is down to earth and explains the issues in the language that a lay person can understand.
in North Bend, OH |
I have nothing but the highest respect and gratitude in having Dr. Stern as my hand surgeon.
in Cincinnati, OH |
As always, Dr. Stern succinctly explained the problem and straight-forwardly explained the remedy and risks.
in Cincinnati, OH |
very down to earth lets you know whats needed. Staff is very friendly
in Cincinnati, Ohio |
Having rheumatoid arthritis since age 15, my hands are now extremely deformed, crippled, and frankly unusable. After seeing others, Dr. Stern is the only surgeon I would ever let touch my hands or my wrists. The confidence and knowledge is extremely evident even after only a short visit w him. The way he speaks to his patients as well as his friendly manner, eases nerves and invokes hope. He is extremely open to suggestions from patients and has a mindframe of obtaining the most perfect outcome.
in Cincinnati, OH |
Best in the city.
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Board Certifications

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

  • n/a
    Malpractice Claims not available

    Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Ohio.

    What is medical malpractice
  • 0

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • Medical School
    Washington Center / School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1970

  • Internship Hospital
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

    Completed in 1974

  • Residency Hospital
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Harvard Combined Pgrm

    Completed in 1977

    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Completed in 1977

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Harold Kleinert Hand Surgery Fellowship, Louisville, Ky

    Completed in 1978

  • Undergraduate School
    Williams College

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Stern has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Stern's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  • Malpractice claims in Ohio not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Why Does Experience Matter?

Even specialists specialize. One orthopedic surgeon might do nothing but hip surgeries, while another does nothing but knees. If you want the best possible care, it’s critical to match your medical need with the doctor who truly specializes in treating it.


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Dr. Stern's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Stern

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

Dr. Stern's Care Philosophy

Honest care where the primacy of the patient is my highest priority.