Marie Dusch, M.D.: Central Coast Orthopedics
Dr. Marie Dusch is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic hand and upper extremity surgeon specializing in the latest nonoperative and operative treatments for children and adults with injuries and conditions of the hand, wrist, forearm, and elbow. Dr. Dusch’s goal is to alleviate pain and improve hand, wrist, and elbow function so that her patients can return to the activities they enjoy. Conditions that Dr. Dusch treats include, but are not limited to:

  • Nerve compressions such as carpal, cubital, and radial tunnel syndrome
  • Fractures, dislocations, and instability of the hand, wrist, forearm, and elbow
  • Arthritis, tendonitis, tendon lacerations, ligament injuries, and sports injuries of the hand, wrist, and elbow
  • Nerve repair and reconstruction requiring microsurgery
  • Dupuytren’s contracture, ganglion cysts, trigger finger, and de Quervain’s tenosynovitis

Dr. Dusch received her undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Stanford University where she graduated top of her class and was awarded the prestigious Mason and Marsden Prize in Chemical Engineering. She then received her medical degree from the University of California San Francisco. She completed her orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Southern California and her hand and upper extremity fellowship at the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, New York. Dr. Dusch has been identified as a leader in her field and selected for the AOA Emerging Leaders Program. Dr. Dusch currently serves on the board of the California Orthopaedic Association where she helps advocate for appropriate orthopaedic care for her patients. She is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS), the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society, and the J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society where she helps mentor the next generation of orthopaedic surgeons. She sees patients primarily in our Pismo Beach and Santa Maria offices.

Dr. Dusch HealthBreak Videos:

Numbness in Hands