Scott D. Ruhlman, MD

Orthopedic | Sports Medicine | Hand | Shoulder | Elbow Surgery

I am proud to offer the highest quality specialty care of your hand, shoulder and elbow disorders. In addition to caring for such disorders in both the child and the adult, I offer state-of-the-art fracture care, surgery of both the upper and lower extremities. I earned my medical degree at the Medical College of Ohio, after which I completed my orthopedic surgical residency training at the University of Washington Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Department. During my training, I served locally at Harborview Medical Center, Children’s Hospital, University of Washington Hospital, and the Seattle Veterans Administration Hospital.

After my general orthopedics training, I was accepted at Harvard Medical School’s Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship where I served on the staff of Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital Boston and the VA Boston Healthcare System. During my tenure in Boston, I performed complex adult and pediatric hand and upper extremity surgery, working amongst and learning from world leaders in the subspecialty. While in Boston, I also qualified for and competed in the 114th running of the Boston Marathon.

I grew up in Shoreline, WA, and am quite happy to be back in the Pacific Northwest for good. Outside of medicine, I enjoys many sports including skiing, golf, running and tennis. My greatest pride is my wonderful wife and lifetime best friend, Mary, who brought into this world the two most wonderful children, Sam and Nola.
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    I had a complex broken elbow. Dr. Ruhlman provided excellent care, surgery, and has worked with me to help rehabilitate.... read more

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    Dr. Ruhlman is one of the best in Seattle at what he does. My child had an elbow break from... read more

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    The best surgeon I could have hoped for. Dr. Ruhlman's approach to recovery is a little more aggressive than some... read more

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    We love Dr Ruhlman! Our family has seen him for two different fractures and one in-office surgical treatment and have... read more

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