Peter J. Stern, MD, is currently the Norman S. and Elizabeth C.A. Hill Professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicaine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Division of Hand Surgery. He is a native Cincinnatian and grew up in the Clifton area. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in Chemistry from Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts (1966); and his Medical Degree from Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis Missouri (1970). From there, he completed a 2 year internship in surgery at Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts (1972); 3 year residency in orthopaedics at Harvard University (1977); 1 year fellowship in hand surgery with Harold E. Kleinert, MD, in Louisville Kentucky (1978).
His clinical interest focuses on hand, wrist, and elbow surgery and reconstruction. Research interests include clinical and anatomic studies related to disorders of the hand, wrist, and elbow.
Teaching and learning has been constant driving passions for Dr. Stern who has devoted his entire professional career to advancing education in orthopaedic and hand surgery, educating 55 fellows and over 100 orthopaedic residents. He has served as a visiting professor at over 70 institutions, has given 36 endowed lectureships, and has over 180 peer reviewed publications.