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John Dowdle, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity
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About Dr. Dowdle

Dr. Dowdle is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with specialty certification in hand surgery and has been practicing in Stamford, CT for 25 years.

Dr. Dowdle treats patients of all ages with all ailments in the hand and wrist including traumatic, neurologic, arthritic, metabolic, congenital, and overuse disorders. He has pioneered multiple surgical and nonsurgical techniques including minimally invasive hand procedures. His specialty and experience has been an asset to Fairfield County residents for many years. 


Special Expertise

Minimally invasive surgical and nonsurgical techniques for treating hand and wrist ailments


All procedures on the hand and wrist including PRP injections and xiaflex injections for Dupuytren's disease.

Patient Stories


If your insurance is not listed, please call our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. If you have out-of-network benefits, then your insurance may reimburse you for a portion of your office visit. We will work with you and your insurance to minimize your out-of-pocket costs. Financial assistance may be available for patients in need.



Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Director, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Stamford Hospital
Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital


American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons
American Association for Hand Surgery
American Society for Surgery of The Hand
New England Hand Society
New York Society for Surgery of The Hand
Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association
Littler, Eaton, Glickel Hand Society


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certificate of Added Qualifications, Hand Surgery


UT Southwestern Medical School, 1988


Johns Hopkins, General Surgery, 1989


Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, 1994


Roosevelt Hospital/Columbia University, Hand Surgery, 1995

State Licensure



For My Patients

Publications by Dr. Dowdle

Selected Journal Articles

Selected Presentations

CMC Joint Arthritis. Hospital for Special Surgery, Hand Surgery Grand Rounds. May 2021

Hand Disorders Evaluation and Treatment. National Association of Orthopedic Nurses. September 1999

Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Hand. Montefiore Medical Center, Rheumatology Grand Rounds. March 1999

Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Wrist. Montefiore Medical Center, Rheumatology Grand Rounds. October 1998

CT vs Tomography for Assessing Intraarticular Distal Radius Fractures. New York Hand Society. June 1996

Challenging Cases in Hand Surgery. Roosevelt Hospital/Hospital for Special Surgery Grand Rounds. June 1995

MR Analysis of the Stener Lesion. Selznick Memorial Lecture, Montefiore Medical Center. June 1994

Staging and Treatment of Giant Cell Tumor. Montefiore Medical Center, Orthopedic Grand Rounds. January 1994

Evaluation and Treatment of Pediatric Radial Neck Fractures. Montefiore Medical Center, Orthopedic Grand Rounds. August 1993

Blount's Disease. Medical Center of Delaware, Orthopedic Grand Rounds. December 1992

Compartment Syndrome of the Foot. Greenwich Hospital, Orthopedic Grand Rounds. August 1992


Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.

As of February 21, 2023, Dr. Dowdle reported no relationships with the healthcare industry.

HSS and its physicians make this information available to patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy prohibits physicians from collecting royalties on products they develop that are used on patients at HSS.

Dr. Dowdle in the News