Project Description



Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr Eric S Stuffmann



  • Oakland

  • Dublin


“My goal with each individual I treat is to provide surgical and nonsurgical care based on the best scientific evidence available and to educate my patients so they are enabled to share in my decision making. I take pride in my conservative approach.”


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About Dr Stuffmann

Dr. Stuffmann received his medical degree from the University of California at Irvine where he graduated with honors as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Following medical school, he entered residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Stanford University Medical Center, where he first developed an interest in Surgery of the Hand, Shoulder and Elbow. Dr. Stuffmann went on to complete a fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity at the Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2009. Here he received training in the management of upper extremity conditions ranging from microvascular problems of the hand to shoulder reconstruction and management of rotator cuff pathology including irreparable tears.

Dr. Stuffmann’s special interests include anatomic and reverse shoulder arthroplasty, management of irreparable rotator cuff tears, arthroscopic management of the shoulder, elbow, and wrist conditions in the athlete and general population. He also treats common conditions of the hand and upper extremity, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and general fracture care.

Outside of work, Dr. Stuffmann enjoys kite boarding, sailing, mountain biking, and fly fishing.

Allegheny General Hospital Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship 8/08-07/09

Stanford Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program 6/03–6/08

UC Irvine College of Medicine Doctor of Medicine 2003
Member Alpha Omega Alpha

University of California, Berkeley Bachelor of Arts 1998
Major: Molecular and Cell Biology High Honors
Minor: Philosophy Member Phi Beta Kappa

Board Certified – American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery 2011
ABOS Part 1 Examination: 92nd percentile

Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand – ABOS 2013

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand

• Stuffmann ES, McAdams TR, Shah RP, Yao J, Arthroscopic repair of the scapholunate interosseous ligament. Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, 2010, 14(4): 204-208

• Eric Stuffmann M.D., Mark Baratz M.D. Radial Head Implant Arthroplasty. Journal of Hand Surgery, 2009, 34(4): 745-754

• Eric Stuffmann M.D., Amanda Gannon, Jill Clemente, Mark Baratz M.D. Radial Head Prosthesis Update. Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 2009, 10(1): 31-38

• Jarrett CD, Weir DM, Stuffmann ES, Jain S, Miller MC, Schmidt CC Anatomic and biomechanical analysis of the short and long head components of the distal biceps tendon. Journal Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 2012, 21(7); 942-948

Jamshid Tehranzadeh, M.D., Eric Stuffmann, Steve D.K. Ross, M.D. Partial Hawkin’s Sign in Fractures of the Talus: A Report of Three Cases. American Journal of Roentgenology, 2003, 181(6): 1559-63

Book Chapters

• Eric S. Stuffmann M.D., Jeffrey Yao M.D. Surgical Treatment of Deep Space Infections of the Hand, Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery

• Eric S. Stuffmann M.D., Jeffrey Yao M.D. Surgical Treatment of Acute and Chronic Paronychia and Felons, Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery

• Eric S. Stuffmann M.D., Zinon T. Kokkalis M.D., Dean G. Sotereanos M.D. Surgical Decompression for Radial Tunnel Syndrome , Operative Techniques: Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

• Zinon T. Kokkalis M.D., Eric S. Stuffmann M.D., Dean G. Sotereanos M.D. The Use of Vascularized Grafts from the Dorsal Radius for Scaphoid Nonunion Presentations

Eric S. Stuffmann M.D., Roshan Shah M.D., Jeffrey Yao M.D. Locating the Dorsal Scapholunate Interosseous Ligament Arthroscopically: an Anatomic Feasibility Study for Potential All-Inside Arthroscopic Repair. 25th Annual Adrian E. Flatt Residents & Fellows Conference in Hand Surgery 2007

Eric S. Stuffmann, D.K. Imagawa, M.D. Ph.D. Prevalence of Lower Gastrointestinal Tract Findings in Liver Transplant Recipients Undergoing Endoscopic and Radiographic Evaluation. Journal of Investigative Medicine, 2001, 49(1): 225

Eric S. Stuffmann, D.K. Imagawa, M.D. Ph.D. Subcutaneous Metastasis of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Following CT-Guided Needle Biopsy. Journal of Investigative Medicine, 2001, 49(1): 54

Assisting the Doctor:

Golden State Ortho Doctor showing caring hands

Golden State Ortho Doctors are assisted by our clinical support teams which include Medical Assistants, X-Ray Technicians and more.

Reviews Mean So Much!

Reviews mean so much to both the doctor providing care as well as to prospective patients. We appreciate your reviews!

I sit here one day post-op with minimal discomfort (OTC Ibuprofen handles it nicely), and 90% of my numb hand is back to normal. Even though he predicted a two week recovery, I’m headed to my office on Monday, three days post-op. Thank you Dr. Stuffmann
- Larry T

I’ve seen many orthopedic surgeons and Dr Stuffmann is the only one that has been able to remove the pain from my shoulder (which I’ve injured many times). I highly recommend Dr Stuffmann and his team.
- Anthony B

I can now do daily things without pain. The pain on the outside of my elbow is nearly gone and now I plan to go back and get another injection on the inside of my elbow. THANK YOU!!
- Henry