Christian Petrulio, MD
Specialties:Hand Surgery / Orthopedic Surgery / Orthopedics
About Christian Petrulio
Dr. Christian Petrulio is a double board certified, fellowship trained hand surgeon with board certification in both General Surgery and Hand Surgery. He graduated with honors from Harvard University after which he did research in the fields of wildlife conservation with the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia, Africa and then virology research at New York University School of Medicine, from where he went on to receive his Doctorate in medicine.
His surgical training was done at Columbia University Medical Center’s New York-Presbyterian Hospital in General Surgery, during which time he did a fellowship in Surgical Oncology focusing his research on vaccine development for the treatment of melanoma. From there he went on to do his Hand and Microsurgery fellowship at the University of Louisville’s Kleinert-Kutz Institute, where he participated in the second and third hand transplants ever performed in the United States.
Upon completion of his surgical training, he joined a Hand Surgery practice in Austin, Texas for five years before joining Southcoast Physicians Group in 2014.
His areas of expertise include minimally invasive treatments for nerve compression, including carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar nerve compression. Other commonly treated problems include thumb arthritis, trigger fingers, Dupuytrens contractures, and all varieties of hand and wrist trauma including bone, tendon and nerve injuries.