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James E. Popp, M.D.

Hand & Upper Extremity

Dr. James E. Popp specializes in surgery of the hand and upper extremity in adult and pediatric patients. He has special interests in hand problems like carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist arthroscopy, joint replacement surgery for arthritis and complex pediatric and adult reconstructive micro-vascular surgery.

Dr. James E. Popp specializes in surgery of the hand and upper extremity in adult and pediatric patients. He has special interests in hand problems like carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist arthroscopy, joint replacement surgery for arthritis and complex pediatric and adult reconstructive micro-vascular surgery.

He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve with a concentration in musculoskeletal studies. He completed a residency at The Ohio State University Medical Center, where he also participated in an orthopaedic surgery research fellowship and a general surgery internship. Dr. Popp also completed a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at the Indiana Hand Center in Indianapolis.

Dr. Popp has excellent research experience gained from his involvement in several clinical studies and training programs. He has written and contributed to an extensive list of published articles and abstracts including pieces for The American Journal of Sports Medicine. In addition, Dr. Popp also has presented at and contributed to several exhibits, presentations, and teaching opportunities in the area of orthopedic medicine.

For more than 10 years, he has served as Director of Hand Services at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. In this role, he ensures that any pediatric patient coming to the hospital receives the best possible hand and upper extremity care, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Education
  • Undergraduate:
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Medical School:
    Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Orthopedic Residency:
    The Ohio State University Medical Center
  • Fellowship:
    Orthopedic Research, Indiana Hand Center
  • Board Certification:
    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Titles, Honors & Awards
  • Title
    Director, Hand Services at Nationwide Children's Hospital
Associations
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Clinical Orthopedic Society (COS)
  • Mid-America Orthopedic Association (MAOA)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA)
Research & Teaching
  • Clinical Educator
    Ohio University DO School
  • Research
    Presenter and writer at top associations including The American Journal of Sports Medicine, MAOA, and AAOS

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