icon-physicians-largeRyan M. Palmer, D.O., Orthopedic Surgeon

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Dr. Ryan Palmer is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in adult hip and knee total joint reconstruction.  He received his bachelor’s degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and attended medical school at Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio.  Following graduation, Dr. Palmer completed his orthopedic surgery residency through OhioHealth at Doctor’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. His residency included extensive training at Grant Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. At the conclusion of his residency, Dr. Palmer traveled to Houston, Texas, where he completed an Adult Reconstruction/Total Joint Arthroplasty Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Palmer’s practice offers a full array of hip and knee replacement procedures, from primary replacement to complex revision. For total hip arthroplasty, Dr. Palmer performs both the anterior approach as well as the mini-posterior approach. He also offers a full spectrum of ligament-preserving and substituting total knee replacement techniques, including unicompartmental knee arthroplasty and bicruciate retaining total knee arthroplasty. Dr. Palmer is trained to perform CT-free, robotic-assisted partial knee replacements using the Blue Belt NavioTM Surgical System. Dr. Palmer also performs joint preservation procedures such as hip and knee arthroscopy when patients may not require a joint replacement.

“I am proud to be a part of OrthoNeuro, which I believe is uniquely positioned in Central Ohio to provide not only high quality but comprehensive musculoskeletal care through many sub-specialties. My sub-specialty training in hip and knee preservation, replacement and reconstruction allows me to provide a customized surgical or non-surgical treatment strategy to my patients. My wife and I are proud to be raising our family in our home state and look forward to becoming involved in the vibrant Columbus community.” 

Dr. Palmer holds privileges at Dublin Methodist Hospital, New Albany Surgical Hospital, Grant Medical Center, and the New Albany Surgery Center.  He currently is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Ohio Osteopathic Association, American Osteopathic Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics.

Dr. Palmer resides in Dublin with his wife and children. In his spare time, Dr. Palmer enjoys exercising, being outdoors, and spending time with his family.

  • Board Certifcation
    American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Undergraduate
    Miami University, Oxford, OH; B.A. in Zoology, Minor in Neuroscience
  • Medical School
    Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH; D.O.
  • Residency
    OhioHealth, Doctor’s Hospital/Grant Medical Center, Columbus, OH; Orthopedic Surgery
  • Fellowship
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX; Adult Reconstruction/Total Joint Arthroplasty

Ratings and Comments

4.8 out of 5 (9 comments)


I was pleased that I finally know my problem after a year,


The ladies at the front desk knew my name before I even gave it to them. Very professional and made me feel welcome.


repeat customer. liked that Dr.Palmer & Dr Duffy answered all my questions. MDC


Dr. Palmer is and excellent doctor. I have had both hips replaced, and have/will recommend him to anyone needing surgery, He is very concerned about his patients, and keeps them well informed on every aspect of the surgery…what to expect. Dr. Palmer has given me my life back…I am able to do things I have not been able to do for a long time!!! Thank you!!!


Dr. Palmer took a lot of time with me to help me make a decision about what the best plan of treatment is for my knee. I made a decision with complete confidence by the end of our time together.


Dr. Palmer did an awesome job on my left knee I would recommend him highly.
Charlie D.


Dr. Plamer is a great Doctor. I would recommend him to everyone. Thanks for helping me.


Dr Palmer is a great surgeon.


Dr. Palmer has already been recommended to others.

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