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Christian Petrulio, MD

4.6 out of 5 (529 Ratings)


Hand Surgery / Orthopedic Surgery / Orthopedics

About Christian Petrulio

Dr. Petrulio came to Southcoast Health from Austin, TX where he was in private practice specializing in minimally invasive hand surgery. He is no stranger to New England, however, as he grew up in New Hampshire and graduated with honors from Harvard University.

Prior to medical school, Dr. Petrulio spent time with the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia, Africa. He then worked with a group of epidemiologists in New York City to develop an HIV vaccine at New York University, where he later earned his Doctor of Medicine.

After completing his general surgery training at Columbia University-New York Presbyterian Hospital where he was the Chiron immunotherapy surgical oncology research fellow, Dr. Petrulio completed his hand and microvascular surgery fellowship at the Kleinert-Kutz Institute of the University of Louisville in Kentucky where he was involved in one of the first hand transplants performed in the United States.

Dr. Petrulio is board certified in surgery.


Christian practices at the following locations:

Southcoast Physicians Group Hand Surgery

300C Faunce Corner Road
Dartmouth , MA 02747

P: 508-973-2211

Get Directions 41.65998099999999 -70.99087600000001

Insurances Accepted

Southcoast accepts most major insurance plans. Call the Southcoast patient registration department at 844-297-2952 or your health plan with any questions regarding coverage.

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Patient Comments (24)

  • Got right to the point and waiting time was minimal

  • the staff was wonderful, the DR. was informative, precis, kind -- very smart.

  • I was seen by my PCP for my injury. She consulted me to hand surgeon to be seen within 24 to 48 hours. I was seen on the same day. That is Awesome!

  • I was seen before my appointment time which NEVER happens. The Dr came him, we did a few exercises. He diagnosed what I already knew, and proceeded to tell me what my options were.


  • Dr.Petrulio is the best hand surgeon in the area!I'm so grateful to the man, he saved from the constant pain I was in from my thumb arthritis! Excellent bed side manner!

  • I received superb medial care from your orthopedic hand surgeon along with his staff. I hope I never have the need, but in the event I am in need of an orthopedic doctor, I will not hesitate to return. Thank you!

  • It was a quick appointment with a referral for PT. No complaints. I was seen in a timely manner. PT was set up quickly for the following week.

  • it was a quick informational visit

  • I can’t think of anything the Dr or staff could have done or said to make my experience any better. Keep in mind this is my first time meeting this Dr and havn’ Had my surgery yet but I’ve heard good things sincerely [Name]

  • The people working there are very friendly, polite and helpful.

  • I was impressed with how quickly I got an appointment and how quickly I was seen once in the office.

  • Maybe if I was lucky, he spent 2 minutes in the room.

  • Reception was excellent and I was glad of the experience.

  • Called me on the last visit to go over my MRI results. It cost me an extra $30, and I lost 45 minutes trying to get back to my second appointment.

  • Very punctualMD could be a bit more personable

  • I don't see how the experience could be any better !

  • The doctor actually came to get me as the techs were busy with other patients. That has never happened. I was impressed.

  • ALL IS GOOD, could improve on listening more closely on my concerns.

  • The doctor tool me on time.

  • The doctor seamed to care about what was going on and even came in on thanksgiving

  • Everything was good. Dr Petrulio gave me the impression he didn’t believe me

  • Very professional and caring staff. I will defenitly recommend this place to my family and friends

  • In the waiting room over an hour before being seen, had to relocate rooms, assistants did not know what I was coming in for or even that I had been there before, my doctor has changed my diagnosis three times since June and told me that my pain had moved since last time when it didn’t, was given no post treatment care or advice unless prompted by me as the doctor was rushing to leave, I was recommended physical therapy and[Redacted- negative comment about separate location], no one at the desk to check out as I was leaving, all in all I had a very poor experience there and I will be getting a second opinion elsewhere

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