Practice contact
919-613-7797
2400 Pratt Street
Durham North Carolina 27710
David Ruch MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon - Hand Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgeon - Academic
Primary Practice: Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center
Primary Hospital: DUKE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Practice Contact

Office Address
2400 Pratt Street
Durham North Carolina 27710
Phone
919-613-7797

Biography

I am an orthopaedic surgeon who is the chief of hand surgery at Duke. Although we are referred to as “hand surgeons,” I treat many people with wrist and elbow conditions. Because the hand is so complex, patients who see me can have complaints that range from numbness and weakness to issues with range of motion. My grandfather, my grandmother, my mother and my father were all healthcare workers. I have wanted to be a surgeon since I watched M*A*S*H on the television as a child. I obtain great satisfaction from treating someone who has a very severe hand or arm injury, reconstructing the part and restoring its basic function. Duke has been the strongest hand surgery program in the country for the past 50 to 75 years. As chair of the program, I want patients to know that the best and the brightest providers are seeing them when they come to Duke.
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Primary Practice

Primary practice
Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center

Hospital Affiliations

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PRIMARY HOSPITAL
DUKE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
(919) 684-8076

Education & Training

FELLOWSHIP
Duke University Medical Center
RESIDENCY
Bowman Gray/Baptist Medical Center
MEDICAL / PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL
Wake Forest University School of Medicine