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John Dowdle, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity

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. 

Departments

Special Expertise

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

Procedures

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

Patient Stories

Insurance

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.

Credentials

Appointments

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

Affiliations

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

Certification

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

Education

UT Southwestern Medical School, 1988

Internship

Johns Hopkins, General Surgery, 1989

Residency

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

Fellowship

Roosevelt Hospital/Columbia University, Hand Surgery, 1995

State Licensure

Languages

English

For My Patients

Publications by Dr. Dowdle

Selected Journal Articles

Khurana S, Chen Z, Dowdle J. Perihamate-Peripisiform-Transtriquetrum Axial Ulnar Fracture Dislocation of the Hand With an Associated Perilunate Injury. J Hand Surg Am. 2018 Mar;43(3):292.e1-292.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2017.08.007. Epub 2017 Oct 4. PMID: 28985977.

Freedman DM, Dowdle J, Glickel SZ, Singson R, Okezie T. Tomography versus computed tomography for assessing step off in intraarticular distal radial fractures. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1999 Apr;(361):199-204. doi: 10.1097/00003086-199904000-00026. PMID: 10212614.

Haramati N, Hiller N, Dowdle J, Jacobson M, Barax CN, Lieberfarb RI, Lester B, Kulick RG. MRI of the Stener lesion. Skeletal Radiol. 1995 Oct;24(7):515-8. doi: 10.1007/BF00202149. PMID: 8545648.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

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

Research

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

One of the goals of HSS is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.

As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.

As of October 01, 2022, Dr. Dowdle reported no relationships with healthcare industry.

By disclosing the collaborations of HSS physicians with industry on this website, HSS and its physicians make this information available to their patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit physicians to collect royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.

 
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