Spotlight on Paul Rutkowski, M.D.
Thursday, January 18, 2024
Recently, Paul Rutkowski, M.D., joined the Genesis Orthopedic Group at the Genesis Orthopedic Center. He specializes in hand and upper extremity orthopedic surgery.
“Hand and wrist surgery is one of the broadest and most complex orthopedic surgery subspecialties,” said Dr. Rutkowski. “The challenge of becoming an expert in it is one of the things that initially drew me to it. As I progressed through training, I realized how much we use our hands. Seemingly minor hand and wrist injuries can limit our ability to complete even simple tasks, such as brushing our teeth, shaking hands or driving. Being a hand surgeon enables me to help people regain as much use of their hands and independence as possible.”
Dr. Rutkowski completed most of his medical training in Ohio and loved the region. While completing training, his mentors continually stressed patients come before business interests. When he discovered Genesis HealthCare System, he knew this was the place for him as Genesis’ mission aligned with his own. He is excited about working alongside the talented and kind team members he has found at all levels at Genesis. He is also looking forward to the challenges that come with a career as an orthopedic hand and wrist surgeon.
“Part of my job is to help patients understand their situation and how I can help,” said Dr. Rutkowski. “I believe in working with patients to develop a treatment plan.”
Outside of work, Dr. Rutkowski enjoys spending time with family, golfing, The Ohio State University sports and Columbus Blue Jackets hockey.
Dr. Rutkowski’s office is in the Genesis Orthopedic Center at 2904 Bell St, Zanesville. His phone number is 740-586-6828. He is accepting new patients.
Doctor of Medicine:
Wright State University Boonshoft School
Mount Carmel Health System
Hand & Upper Extremity Fellowship:
Campbell Clinic Orthopedics
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