Leslie J. Schwendeman, M.D. | Hand Surgeon | Youngstown Orthopaedic Associates

Leslie J. Schwendeman, M.D.

Specialties: Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery

Dr. Schwendeman is a shoulder, elbow, and hand surgeon.

He graduated as Salutatorian from Muskingum College – New Concord, Ohio in 1986 with a bachelors degree in Biology. He earned his Medical Degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine – Columbus, Ohio in 1990.

Dr. Schwendeman completed his internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA in 1996. During this time he also did a research fellow in Musculoskeletal Research. Following this, he performed a fellowship in orthopaedic hand and upper extremity with Hand Surgical Associates/Peter Stern, MD in Cincinnati, Ohio.

He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is also a member of the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is the only local hand surgeon with the certificate of added qualification in hand surgery, granted by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Dr. Schwendeman’s practice encompasses the diagnosis and treatment of all problems of the hand and upper extremity including, trauma (fractures, tendon ruptures or lacerations, nerve and vessel injuries) arthritis, nerve compression and tendonitis.

He is a native of Lancaster, Ohio and his interests include, his family, golf and drawing.

Dr. Schwendeman is currently accepting new patients including industrial/workers compensation at YOA’s Poland Office, 8591 Crossroads Drive, Youngstown, Ohio 44514. Referrals from your primary care physician can be made by calling (330) 758-0577 Ext. 1523.

Patient Reviews

5 Stars
“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

5 Stars
“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

5 Stars
“Dr. Schwendeman is a Wonderful Doctor!”

– Patricia

5 Stars
“Dr. Schwendeman is awesome. I’ve had two hand, elbow surgeries. I would not have anyone else do these procedures. He is very thorough, knowledgeable and a perfectionist. I recommend him to everyone.”

– Joe

5 Stars
“Dr. Schwendeman is not only personable but very thorough and willing to listen and answer questions. He is thoughtful, compassionate and a highly skilled surgeon.”

– Stephanie

5 Stars
“Dr. Schwendeman is a fantastic hand surgeon with a wonderful personality. Not only is he an excellent diagnostician but also efficient, polite and will take the time to answer all of your questions. From the moment he walks into the room you will feel at ease.”

– Sandra



Muskingum College, Summa Cum Laude, New Concord, Ohio


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

Office Locations


Poland Office

8591 Crossroads Drive
Youngstown, Ohio 44514


Warren Office
1695 Niles-Cortland Road, N.E.
Warren, Ohio 44484


Surgery Locations


8551 Crossroads Drive
Youngstown, Ohio 44514


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