Russell N. Stitzlein, MD


Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Interests

Adult & Pediatric Orthopaedic Oncology, Osteosarcoma, Ewing Sarcoma, Soft Tissue Sarcomas, Bone Tumors, Soft Tissue Tumors, Limb Salvage Surgery/Reconstruction, Metastatic Bone Disease, Pathologic Fractures, Hip Fractures, Osteoarthritis, Hip & Knee Replacement

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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 in bone and soft-tissue tumors as well as hip and knee replacement.

He treats adults and children for benign or 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). He also treats adults with hip and knee arthritis.

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 in Orange.

UC Irvine Medical Center
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA 92868
Fax: 714-456-8995
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