Dr. Russell N. Stitzlein, MD, Orthopedist
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Dr. Russell N. Stitzlein, MD


3400 Spruce St Philadelphia PA, 19104


Dr. Russell Stitzlein is an orthopaedic surgeon practicing in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Stitzlein specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries, diseases and disorders of the bodys musculoskeletal system. As an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Stitzlein tends to bones, ligaments, muscles, joints, nerves and tendons. Orthopaedic surgeons can specialize in certain areas like the hand, spine, hip, foot and ankle, shoulder and elbow or the knee.

Education and Training

Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University MD 0

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS)

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Areas of expertise and specialization

adult and pediatric orthopedic oncology, bone and soft-tissue tumors, and hip and knee replacement

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Key Collaborator Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center -


  • University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Musculoskeletal oncology 

Dr. Russell N. Stitzlein, MD's Practice location

Practice At 3400 Spruce St

3400 Spruce St -
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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New patients: 215-662-7320

UCI Health Orthopaedic Surgery Services

101 The City Drive South, Pavilion 3 Building 29a -
Ornage, CA 92868
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New patients: 714-456-7012, 714-456-1699

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Get to know Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Russell N. Stitzlein, who serves patients in Orange, California.

Dr. Stitzlein is a distinguished figure in the realm of orthopedic surgery, particularly renowned for his expertise in adult and pediatric orthopedic oncology, bone and soft-tissue tumors, and hip and knee replacement. As a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon at UCI Health, he has dedicated his career to advancing the field of orthopedics, with a particular focus on the intricate challenges posed by oncological conditions.

At the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, he is a key collaborator, actively engaging with a team of experts to provide comprehensive and multidisciplinary treatment for sarcomas and metastatic bone disease. His commitment to holistic patient care is evident as he navigates the complex landscape of malignant tumors affecting bones and soft tissues. This includes tumors originating from various primary sites, such as lung, breast, prostate, kidney, and thyroid.

In addition to his pivotal role in orthopedic oncology, Dr. Stitzlein is recognized for his proficiency in performing hip and knee replacement surgeries. His clinical interests extend to the treatment of adults suffering from hip and knee arthritis, showcasing a well-rounded approach to orthopedic care.

Throughout his academic career, he earned his medical degree with special qualifications in biomedical research at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. Subsequently, he completed a rigorous residency in orthopedic surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, followed by a fellowship in musculoskeletal oncology at the esteemed University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

With an unwavering commitment to his specialty, the doctor is board-certified in orthopedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS). The ABOS is an organization with the goal of establishing educational and professional standards for orthopedic residents and surgeons as well as evaluating the qualifications and competence of orthopedic surgeons.

A dedicated researcher, Dr. Stitzlein has contributed significantly to the field through the publication of research papers and book chapters. His research interests encompass a wide spectrum, ranging from outcomes after limb salvage surgery in orthopedic oncology to the development and utilization of custom guides and implants for patients with bone tumors.

Orthopedic surgery is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and non-surgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders.

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