Russell N. Stitzlein, MD


Orthopaedic Oncology, Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Interests

adult & pediatric orthopaedic oncology, osteosarcoma, Ewing sarcoma, Soft Tissue Sarcomas, bone tumors, soft tissue tumors, limb salvage surgery and reconstruction, metastatic bone disease, pathologic fractures, osteoarthritis, hip & knee replacement

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  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery - General
  • English
Medical School
Case Western Reserve School of Medicine
Hospital of the University of PennsylvaniaOrthopaedic Surgery
MD Anderson Cancer CenterOrthopaedic Oncology
Professional Positions
  • Assistant Professor — Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UCI School of Medicine
  • Chief — Orthopaedic Oncology Division
More Information

Dr. Russell N. Stitzlein is a fellowship-trained UCI Health orthopaedic surgeon who specializes adult and pediatric orthopaedic oncology, bone and soft-tissue tumors as well as hip and knee replacement, .

His clinical interests include treatment of malignant tumors of the bones or soft tissues (e.g., muscles, nerves, tendons, fat), including tumors that have metastasized from other primary tumor sites (e.g., lung, breast, prostate, kidney, thyroid) and limb salvage. He also treats adults with hip and knee arthritis and .

Stitzlein earned his medical degree with special qualifications in biomedical research at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. He completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, followed by a fellowship in musculoskeletal oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Stitzlein has published several research papers and book chapters in his field. His research interests include outcomes after limb salvage surgery in orthopaedic oncology, as well as developing and using custom guides and implants for bone tumor patients.

He sees patients at UCI Health Orthopaedic Surgery Services and the UCI Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

UCI Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
101 The City Drive South, Building 23
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-8000
Fax: 855-211-3729
UCI Health Orthopaedic Surgery Services
101 The City Drive South, Pavilion 3
Building 29A
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-7012
Fax: 855-519-4485
UCI Medical Center
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA 92868