Leslie Schwendeman, MD

Specialties: Hand and Elbow Surgery

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About Me

Born and raised in Lancaster, Ohio, Dr. Schwendeman graduated from The Ohio State University. After completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh where he met Youngstown native Dr. Joseph Stefko, he moved to the area and fulfilled the need for a hand and upper extremity surgeon. Hand and Upper Extremity fellowship-trained, Dr. Schwendeman specializes in carpal tunnel surgery, distal radius fractures, tendon ruptures or lacerations, nerve and vessel injuries, arthritis, nerve compression and tendonitis, and elbow replacement surgery.


Undergraduate: Muskingum College, Summa Cum Laude, New Concord, Ohio

Graduate: The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio

Postgraduate Training:

  • Internship and Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Department of General Surgery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Research Fellow: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedics, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship: Hand Surgical Associates, Cincinnati, Ohio

Board Certifications:

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Patient Reviews


"I've had the pleasure of having Dr. Shwendeman perform several hand surgeries. Friendly and professional. Also the staff and nurses are awesome. The new surgery center has a great environment, staff, and nurses as well." - Cyndi Lynn Stanley


"Dr. Schwendeman, thank you. You did a fantastic job on my wrist. So professional. A perfectionist. An awesome doctor. I would recommend him highly." - Linda King

MARCH 2020

"Dr. Schwendeman is a Wonderful Doctor!" - Patricia Poulos Hrusovski

The Orthopaedic Surgery Center
8551 Crossroads Drive
Youngstown, Ohio 44514

Phone: 330-758-1065

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