Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

211 Patient Ratings
212 Patient Comments

Douglas T. Hutchinson, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

211 Patient Ratings
212 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 662-5600
Primary Children's Hospital
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
(801) 587-7109
University Orthopaedic Center
590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108


Dr. Doug Hutchinson, Associate Professor In Department of Orthopaedics, specializes in hand and microvascular surgery. Dr. Hutchinson currently serves as the hand fellowship director at the University of Utah and chief of Hand Surgery at Primary Children’s Medical Center, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Shriners Intermountain Hospital. He also holds an adjunct appointment in the Departments of Bioengineering and Physical Therapy. Dr. Hutchinson’s clinical interests include pediatric and congenital hand surgery, surgery of the wrist and elbow, and all hand problems in all ages including Dupuytren's(Collagenase injections and needle aponeurotomy), Rheumatoid deformities, and sports related injuries. Dr Hutchinson has practice locations at the University Orthopaedic Center, University of Utah, Primary Children's Hospital, Intermountain Shriner's, Salt Lake Veteran's Hospital and also travels monthly to St George, Utah for clinic and surgery at Dixie Regional Medical Center. He trained at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, completed residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and fellowship at the Raymond M. Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Orthopaedics - Professor
Bioengineering - Adjunct Associate Professor
Pediatrics - Adjunct Associate Professor
Physical Therapy and Athletic Training - Adjunct Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Pediatric Administration
Board Certification American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Sub: Hand Surgery)
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

January 13, 2017

Dr. Hutchinson is professional, knowledgable, and has a pleasant personality. He's an excellent surgeon who knows what he is doing. I was referred to Dr. Hutchinson by a friend and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him as a physician/surgeon. I felt a little rushed at my 1/9/17 visit.

January 01, 2017

great experience

December 23, 2016

Did not think she did a good job of casting ,my wrist

December 16, 2016

Incredible appointment. Hutch was amazing with our daughter (age 10) - very kid friendly. Explained all of our options thoroughly and spent an incredible amount of time with us. What an amazing doctor.

December 13, 2016

Really appreciated info and even prompt answer to an email question i sent.

December 01, 2016

I felt dismissed before I had a chance to ask questions and share my concerns. I do not feel dr understood how much my condition has affected my quality of life and the ongoing pain I'm experiencing

November 26, 2016

I felt important and was given the time needed.

November 17, 2016

The PA(or resident) and Doctor both were great! We essentially got the same visit twice and they both did and said the exact same things.

November 17, 2016

He was very nice but after waiting for so long, we felt rushed and I didn't leave there thinking the appointment was even worth it.

October 21, 2016

Dr Hutchinson is the best!!

October 18, 2016


October 11, 2016

Dr. Hutchison and staff were all wonderful!

October 09, 2016

Dr. Hutchinson fixed my hands after years of pain. I am so grateful for the work he did on me and won't ever be able to express all my gratitude. Appointments in the office feel slightly rushed but I couldn't have asked for a better outcome.

September 19, 2016

Dr. Hutchinson is the best!!

September 02, 2016

been to Dr Hutchinson before, that is exactly why I am back!

August 29, 2016

Dr. Hutchinson is the best!!

August 26, 2016

Hutchinson is incredible!!! best care ever!

August 17, 2016

The doctor was very professional. we discussed family history with concerns to my daughter's issue and possible related issues that were present in other family members. he was also very thorough and made sure that we knew that we had options. The doctors that had referred us made us think that at a year, the polydactyly surgery would be performed, and that is just what is done, but Dr. hutchinson heard our concerns about sedation such young child for an elective procedure and let us know that we have choices as to the timing. we were extremely impressed with him.

August 04, 2016

Dr. Hutchinson is an excellent doc. Good sense of humor. Good explanation. Full confidence in him.

August 04, 2016

What an excellent, compassionate, and witty Doctor! I "almost" didn't want to leave - almost...

July 18, 2016

We love Dr. Hutchison! He is the best!!

July 16, 2016

So impressed with Dr. Hutchinson and everyone that we encountered during our visit! So thankful to have good physicians at our disposal!

July 15, 2016

we only saw Dr Hutchinson a short time but he was fantastic and thorough.

July 14, 2016

dr Hutchinson is the best!

July 11, 2016

Dr Hutchinson is the best!!!

June 27, 2016

I looked at my son's x-rays as they were being done and I was concerned about the knuckle alignment in his left thumb. Dr. Hutchinson was very humorous in addressing me, letting me know that he was the doctor after all. I enjoyed his humor. ;)

June 26, 2016

Always makes my child feel at ease.

June 17, 2016

Everything went well, I even fired my last Dr. and had my medical records transferred so that I may continue coming back.

June 16, 2016

He was overly friendly, which was a little offsetting. He also didn't really give us an option as to the treatment options. He basically told us what was going to happen.

May 31, 2016

very good

May 27, 2016

Dr Hutchinson is an extraordinary Doctor who we are very lucky to have

May 26, 2016

One of the best experiences I've ever had with medical professionals.

May 16, 2016

We love Dr. Hutchinson!!!

May 15, 2016

all good - you guys are really smart and super nice

May 12, 2016

I was very grateful for the injection, and appreciate the expertise of the Doctor :

May 07, 2016

He related to me as a fellow skiier who had a similar injury

May 03, 2016

Very good

April 05, 2016

Dr Hutchinson is an AMAZING Doctor..he is truly the expert and we value his time and opinions highly...HOW fortunate we are that he IS at the U!! world reknown MD!!

March 25, 2016

I could hear the providers talking outside my door about other patients. They should be more cautious about what they say, some things I heard weren't very nice and appropriate.

March 18, 2016

Dr. Hutchinson was GREAT and so was his entire staff!!!

March 08, 2016

Dr. Hutchinson was congenial , friendly informative and understanding. I will definitely recommend him to friends and family.

March 04, 2016

I was impressed with how much all of the staff wanted to answer my questions.

March 01, 2016

Hutch is hard to beat--great physician!

February 18, 2016

We have been very pleased with the whole procedure and the way Dr Hutchinson has treated us. He is a wonderful doctor!!

February 16, 2016

Provider rushed through my visit not giving my any treatment plan.

February 10, 2016

Love Dr. Hutchinson. He explained all my options and possible outcome with each.

February 02, 2016

I remain VERY impressed with "Hutch"!

January 23, 2016

Dr. Hutchinson was really great. He was funny with my daughter (the patient) but he was also really cute with my two year old who accompanied us. I felt completely comfortable and very happy with his interaction. He has a reputation as a very good doctor so I was a bit nervous that he would be condescending, but just the opposite! I would recommend him to anybody!

January 21, 2016

We were very pleased with the outcome of the surgery and current progress. We are very thankful for the mobility it has provided.

January 14, 2016

The relationship Dr. H has with his staff is great. It appears to me this improves th quality of care for the patient.

January 13, 2016

Hutch and I will always drive each other nuts until he cures me which will be never :) The man is a saint! I love his humor and sarcasm. He has been a wonderful doc and so patient with all of my hand issues over the last 10 years :)

December 18, 2015

doc had a misunderstanding about my son's age, rolled his eyes at our questions, was not patient with my husband asking questions over speaker phone. Perhaps having an off day?

December 14, 2015

Both the resident and Dr. Hutchinson were very thorough with the exam. They explained the issue and the suggested treatment. Dr. Hutchinson's sense of humor made me feel very comfortable.

November 13, 2015

Dr. Hutchinson is the best!!!! My son loves to see Dr. Hutchinson!

November 06, 2015

It was a pleasure meeting Dr Hutchinson and his staff. He and his staff were caring and spent time with me answering all my questions. His relationship with his patients is outstanding . He has a very pleasant demeanor with patiemt. It was my pleasure to meet him and his staff. I am grateful for his assistance and his caring attitude and know he will do his best to help me with my problems .

October 22, 2015

Dr Hutchinson is very thorough and I am completely confident that my hand issue will be fixed after I'm completely healed. He has a great sense of humor and I feel like he listened to all of my questions and answered them, no matter how stupid they were.

October 19, 2015

My daughter is contemplating a procedure which she feels is a good idea but Dr Hutchinson was mixed in his feelings about performing it. He started out not wanting to risk it and ended up saying he thought it was a good idea. His level of confidence is important to us as we make this decision and we were not sure how he truly felt. We are leaning towards doing the procedure but hope he feels okay about doing it!

October 19, 2015

Doctor was very friendly and was able to connect with my teenager. I will recommend this physician.

October 16, 2015

I would only have a hard time recommending this dr because of how long we had to wait to see him

October 06, 2015

Dr. Hutchinson is warm and caring and takes time to discuss options.

October 04, 2015

everything seemed somewhat rushed, it was hard to digest my diagnosis which I knew a little bit about, but I would have liked to hear him/them explain it more so I could understand what level/stage he thought I was in

September 25, 2015

Love Dr. Hutch and have had surgery with him before. He is the best

September 24, 2015

The Doc is good. He is busy. I get the delays.

August 28, 2015

Dr. Hutchinson was wonderful and has a great bedside manner. I felt like he listened to what I had to say and didn't just blow me off.

August 15, 2015

He talked to his students more than to me which was annoying

August 07, 2015

Dr Hutchinson evaluated my surgery hand and gave me his concerns about my accident. He suggested we let the current issue have more time to heal and I should return if the hand still did not improve. I have complete faith in his decision.

August 06, 2015

Dr. Hutchinson is an AMAZING Dr. He was very good and knowledgable at explaining what was going on with my daughter's arm and was so friendly and kind. We would recommend him to anybody. He took the time needed to answer questions without us feeling rushed. What a GREAT dr.!

July 21, 2015

excellent job on surgery

July 16, 2015

good experience

July 13, 2015

really nice and friendly, made jokes and helped me feel comfortable. I had never hurt my wrist before and he made me feel confident that my injury would not continue to stop me from climbing and doing what I love in the future

July 09, 2015

Dr. Hutchinson and his team are fantastic!

July 09, 2015

Good at explaining my case and explaining why my MRI summary had a gross error ("evidence of fracuture..." should have been "no evidence of fracture"!).

May 20, 2015

Dr Hutchinson was very personable and easy to talk to. I never felt like he was rushing me but taking time to answer all my questions/concerns and explain things. I felt very confident that I was meeting with an expert about the kind of injury I had and the kind of recovery I could expect. I went to him for a second opinion after wrist surgery.

May 17, 2015

I was extremely impressed with the staff and doctors listening and taking the time to go over options. They also did research on the spot and mentioned they would take the case up with other doctors to try to find the best solution.

May 17, 2015

the dr often seems rushed and seemed a bit that way at this appointment

April 24, 2015

Dr Hutchinson is excellent and very knowlegable

April 04, 2015

He was v. helpful, "no-nonsense" about helping decide what course to take. I thought he was excellent!

March 21, 2015

We felt like we were in very good hands the minute we me Dr. Hutchinson

March 13, 2015

The provider was awesome. He was very friendly, knowledgeable, and explained what was causing my medical condition very well. He was also very accommodating to my need to attend my appointment earlier.

March 06, 2015

I've already referred several people to Dr. Hutchinson and the clinic.

February 27, 2015

Hutch is the BEST !

February 09, 2015

Love Dr. Hutchinson and have already recommed him to several people.

January 22, 2015

The doctor was awesome. He was able to give me the best help I have had yet with my finger. The waiting time was the worst part about the visit.

January 21, 2015

our only problem we have is the distance we have to travel but everyone makes it a easy as possible.

January 02, 2015

I have already recommended the u of u to friends and I feel they are very competent and are willing to help in any way.

January 02, 2015

This is my first time meeting Dr. Hutchison. He was very kind, took time to explain my condition and provided me with information about possible treatment options. I was nervous and he put me at ease.

December 25, 2014


December 25, 2014

Dr. Hutch has done a miracle on my left hand. Big pain is gone. Feeling is slowly returning.

December 23, 2014

The doctor spent a fair amount of time explaining to the student what he had done but rushed through talking with me deciding what to do next but not fully taking to time to see if I had concerns with that.

December 18, 2014

Dr . Hutchimson is a class act; always vibrant and extremely knowledgeable; answers all questions while adding a bit of humor

December 12, 2014

Dr. Hutchinson was quick with leaving time open for questions and concerns. He did a great job explaining things to my 17 yr. old son

December 11, 2014

dr seemed to be in a rush. only answer seemed to be cortisone. dr appeared unwilling to do anything different

December 05, 2014

Excellent very reassuring and helpful

December 04, 2014

Hutch is the best - I wouldn't want to have to see anyone else. He has my complete confidence and appreciation.

November 20, 2014

Dr. Hutchison really cares and wants to help. I like him

November 14, 2014

He's brilliant and talks very fast, for both good and ill

November 14, 2014

I liked that the MD was encouraging about options other than surgery, and that he was understanding about my love for tennis and need to keep playing.

November 07, 2014

I was disappointed that no one came and talked to me or my husband after surgery. I did not know how things went or what I was supposed to do until my follow up appointment 2 weeks after. Dr Hutchinson was very short with my follow up appointment. He is a very friendly and charismatic but he seemed to be in a very big rush and didn't get the explanation of how things went in my surgery. Everything was very general.

November 01, 2014

very good at explaining all the things to expect at home

October 13, 2014

as stated, the Orthopaedic folks are vey considerate, accommodating and the teams are well coordinated in their task(s).

October 03, 2014

very professional, responsive and quick-- I felt a bit rushed

September 27, 2014

I saw the dr for about 5 minutes and I asked about surgery and the only option he gave me was wearing a splint for 5 more weeks (after already being in one for 3) and I would never have a fully straight finger.

August 28, 2014

Here we are talking specifically about the surgeon, Dr. Hutchinson.

August 28, 2014

First I was visited by a resident and medical student who were both very professional & asked appropriate questions. Then Dr. Hutchinson came in, already briefed about my symptoms. Dr. Hutchinson was very personable and professional, asked good questions about my symptoms, described what the issues may be and treatment options. He made me feel comfortable asking questions about my diagnosis and treatment.

August 26, 2014

Every patient should be fortunate enough to have a doctor like Dr. Hutchinson. He is highly skilled, concerned about his patients, and goes the extra distance to make life better for his patients. He has performed multiple surgeries to help make my life better. I am blessed and grateful to have him as a primary surgeon.

August 21, 2014

Dr Hutchinson helped me in many ways by treating me right on the spot, scheduling surgery the very next day, and doing an amazing operation on my carpal tunnel. I'm already typing with this hand and doing WELL!

August 21, 2014

I was in a fog and didn't ask many questions (my fault). I opted for a cast but in retrospect I wished Dr Hutchinsen had said exactly what would be done in the surgery and been more succinct in the pros and cons of cast vs surgery. Also, I he didn't mention if my osteoporosis had an effect on either outcome ( I assume it doesn't). As I said, I was not alert, pretty freaked out about my fracture and didn't think of things till later... Dr H did his best. I wish there was some method of submitting questions that pop up after appt.

August 19, 2014

Dr. Hutchinson is the best! I was terrified of having this injection, but he not only put my mind at ease, he also did a fantastic job with the injection. He explained everything clearly as far as what to expect during the injection, and then how things would feel over the next few days. He is an outstanding physician.

August 14, 2014

I was very impressed with the quality of care and explaining of issues to me.

July 21, 2014

The doctor was so nice and the resident that was with him was stellar! Were it not for the long wait time and feeling like we'd been forgotten, I would definitely recommend this physician.

July 17, 2014

The doctor was very kind when giving me a shot, concerned about my comfort

July 08, 2014

best doctor ever

July 04, 2014

Dr. Hutchinson is very professional, friendly and knowledgeable.

July 03, 2014

I would have liked a little more explanation of what to expect after surgery such as any anticipated casts and for how long.

June 24, 2014

I am very pleased!

June 20, 2014

no problem

June 19, 2014

Dr. H did such. great job on my thumb I can already use it better than before the surgery and it is still healing.

June 12, 2014

everyone was very kind and considerate

June 12, 2014

Dr. Hutchinson is great!

June 12, 2014

I've already recommended Dr. Hutchinson to many friends and family. He is the only person that I would trust with my hand.

June 10, 2014

he's great

May 20, 2014

Although he does seem rushed at times, Dr. Hutch knows his stuff. Very pleased with my experience.

May 20, 2014


May 20, 2014

Seemed very busy. My simple case must not have been very interesting to spend the amount of time my insurance company was charged.

May 10, 2014

i first met with Dr. Wang at this clinic and was seen by her twice. i was nervous to ask for a second opinion by simeone in the same office...but im so glad i did. Dr. Hutchinson redeemed this offices reputation. he was warm, knowledgeable and informative. i have full confidence in the surgery he will be performing.

April 26, 2014

Dr. Hutchinson ranks as the best doctor I have ever worked with in friendliness, concern, explaining problems and treatment options, and helping me feel comfortable and confident in the treatments I have and will receive.

April 24, 2014

I could not have asked for better care

April 21, 2014

The care providers sent an adequate amount of time with me. I realize how busy they are. I felt lucky to be there.

April 13, 2014

I was there for a recheck with dr Hutchison and didnt have a scheduled appt. with the therapy room, so they were very busy..

April 09, 2014

Great experience. He provided a brief history of the disease. Very interesting.

March 27, 2014

the provider is excellent in surgical skills, concern for the patient, sense of humor, and all the characteristics that make a terrific physician.

March 13, 2014

The team was awesome

March 06, 2014

Dr. Hutchinson is an excellent physician and surgeon. I would highly recommend him.

February 04, 2014

Dr. Hutchinson was wonderful

January 16, 2014

everything was very good about this visit

December 22, 2013

Dr. Hutch knows how important my hands are to me as a pianist and a writer while I struggle with the problems caused by rheumatoid arthritis. Because of his expertise and caring, I have been able to continue in both areas of interest. When I compare notes with friends who have had surgeries elsewhere, I am even more grateful for his skill and ability. He is a great surgeon and all 'round nice guy.

December 13, 2013

I was impressed with the level of skill, understanding, and diagnosis of my problem. Dr. Hutchinson displayed both knowledge and humor which helped tp lighten the situation.

November 26, 2013

Hutch knows his stuff and is the's always great and always knows exactly what the problems are with my problem child hands :)

November 24, 2013

Surgery is probably needed, but a more conservative approach is being tried first. Thus, making me feel comfortable that I wasn't going to be practice for being carved on.

November 21, 2013

Gave me hope

November 16, 2013

Great visit. The real test will be in the results obtained after surgery but I'm hopeful that the outcome will be as Dr. Hutchinson predicted: resolve the problem so that I'll wish I'd have done it much sooner.

November 15, 2013

Dr. Hutchinson and the PA were all excellent.

November 12, 2013

Excellent care. Thank you.

October 31, 2013

Dr. Hutchinson is the best! I have trust in his efforts to make my situation better as he always has in past situations. He respects the fact that I am a pianist whose hands have been seriously damaged by rheumatoid arthritis. Through his care and concern, he has extended my years of playing and continues to do his best to keep me playing as long as possible.

October 24, 2013

Really top notch doc, very decisive and friendly. If you get injured and have to see a doc, this is the type of doctor you really want to see. Competent, knowledgeable and experienced.

October 22, 2013

Felt the Doctor was direct, he answered my questions. Overall it was a positive experience.

September 27, 2013

I am at odds w/Hutchinson because he wants to do surgery very soon and my life circumstances do not line up w/a surgery at this time (elderly and dying family members who need care). He's a surgeon and wants to do surgery. I totally get that.

August 30, 2013

Dr. Hutchinson is the best.

August 16, 2013

Excellent doctor, attentive, thorough

August 16, 2013

Already told two friends about the treatment. They were both interested.

August 05, 2013

Very good experience.

July 03, 2013

He seemed distracted and suggested completely different approach from the one he had suggested at previous visit.

July 03, 2013

Hutch is the BOMB! I love the guy, he's amazing. Spends time listening to you, cares about you as a person, explains to you what he wants to do and asks if you agree of if you think something else could be done. He makes me laugh and I feel very confident in his skills as a surgeon!

July 01, 2013


June 28, 2013

I appreciate the honesty, sitting down and making me feel you have plenty of time for my concerns

June 07, 2013

Would highly recommend Dr. Thrilled with results from my treatment and surgery - better than expected

June 06, 2013

Dr. Hutchinson readily diagnosed my condition, explained it to me in lay terms and gave me very precise instructions on care.

May 25, 2013

When I first sustained my fracture I was to see another Hand Doctor. I asked for "special dispensation" so I could be seen by Dr Hutchinson. Luckily, my request was granted. Thank you.

May 15, 2013

loved everyone

May 05, 2013

Dr. Hutchinson and his team spent roughly an hour going over my sons x-rays and debating about which surgery, if any would be appropriate. After lengthy and informative discussions we all agreed no surgery would be appropriate. Dr. Hutchinson treated my son as he would his own, as did his associates. I have the upmost confidence in Dr. Hutchinson and his team, the care they gave my son and the decisions we made based on their expertise. I would recommend Dr. Hutchinson whole-heartedly.

April 26, 2013

VERY BUSY day that was dealt with professionally.

April 14, 2013

Dr. Hutchinson was excellent in his manners and care.

April 05, 2013

Dr. Hutchinson actually diagnosed an injury that I didn't even know I had. Didn't really pertain to the cyst that I was seen for but it did explain the pain that I thought was related!

April 04, 2013

I had a good experience with Dr. Hutchinson.

March 27, 2013

Both the resident (Mike - I can't remember his last name but I think it started with a B) and Dr. Hutchinson were fantastic. Communicative, allowed me to voice my concerns, listened to my experience and included me in the decision making process. I'll go back to them if I ever have another issue.

March 22, 2013

DR Hutchinson is excellent.

March 15, 2013

Even though he was extremely busy he didn't make me feel rushed or hurried. He answered my questions and dealt with an additional problem that occurred two weeks ago with one of my fingers. I appreciated everything he did for me. Thank you.

March 06, 2013

Dr. Hutchison and his staff were excellent in every way.

March 01, 2013

The fellow told the attending some wrong information and seemed very hurried and did not really seem to pay attention to what I said.

February 19, 2013

Great experience. Was told surgery was my best option, given shots to relieve symptoms temporarily. Given all informaiton that was needed and all questions were answered. Really great care.

December 23, 2012

Condition/results of misaligned, yet, healed fracture and what would/could be anticipated in future. The need for vigorus physical/hand therapy. The need for possible surgery in the future.

December 18, 2012

didn't seem to address the rest of the problems I had going on. was just focused on one of the problems I was having. Was very quick in and out especially for the wait that I had. Seemed they were just trying to get me out of the office quickly

December 17, 2012

Dr. Hutchinson performed hand surgery on Nov. 27 and this was a follow-up appointment. I don't have enough good things to say about him or his staff and would return to him in a heartbeat.

December 17, 2012

Dr. Hutchenson is the best

December 16, 2012

The doctor was great

December 12, 2012

THere was some confusion about other treatment I was receiving other than this office. Dr Hutchinson did not read the report and he got upset before he knew all the facts.

December 01, 2012

The care provider seemed rushed and he didn't reason through my options with me. He more just made some cursory suggestions without giving me the "full picture".

November 30, 2012

Hutch was extremely kind in working me in...he didn't have to, but i really appreciated it! THANKS!!

November 28, 2012

Dr. Hutchinson is an excellent doctor. He's willing to take the time to see/interact/explain options/and plan(s) of action(s) there were for me to choose from.

November 18, 2012

Some of these questions cannot be answered the way I need to answer them. which is unfair to Dr. Hutchinson

November 07, 2012

I have gone to Dr. Hutchinson before and feel very comfortable with him and his team.

October 17, 2012

Dr Hutchinson is awesome!

October 01, 2012

Great experience

September 28, 2012

Hutch rocks. He is always informative, kind, amusing, concerned, approachable, skilled, and just about every other superlative. I have never experienced any pretense or arrogance from Dr. Hutchinson, only good natured honesty and patience. I have lost track of how many potential patients I have referred to his care.

September 28, 2012

Dr. Hutchinson answered our questions and took the time needed by us. There was a problem with the splints after surgery and. He listened to our concern was glad that we let him know. He is a great doctor and easy to talk with.

September 28, 2012

Very pleased with Dr. Hutchinson, kind and caring...

September 22, 2012

I have recommended Dr Hutchinson to many friends who subsequently were treated by him.

September 16, 2012

Stellar experience with both the resident physician as well as the Dr. Both were thorough in the exam, clear in expressing diagnosis, treatment and future possible treatments. We not only have confidence in this team, but would absolutely recommend them to anyone (Well anyone we like! haha)

August 31, 2012

Dr. Hutchinson is clearly very busy and in high demand. He was probably as attentive as he could be given the business of the day.

August 29, 2012

I didn't always like what I heard but I had confidence that he was right in his instructions.

August 20, 2012

Dr. Hutchinson is excellent in all aspects

August 10, 2012

Loved how Dr. Hutchinson interacted with my 3 year old who had decided to hide under a chair. Very Friendly. Everything was explained well, and I was taken care of most expeditiously.

August 03, 2012

I was rescheduled to see Dr. Hutchinson instead of Dr. Coleman, and was very pleased with "Hutch" as everyone seems to call him. He was personable, funny, and genuinely cared about my problem even though I did not require surgery.

August 03, 2012

Dr Hutchinson was very friendly and seemed interested in prior and post tx plan. he spent more time with me and made me feel like he truly cared.

July 30, 2012

Dr. Hutchinson is wonderful. He fit us in spur of the moment when we did not have a scheduled appointment. He met with us in between surgeries. He is the best!

July 13, 2012

Dr. Hutchinson spent time helping me make the difficult decision as to whether or not to have surgery on my wrist and discussed all the options and risks with each. I felt like he really was taking the time to help me make the best decision I could at a

July 11, 2012

Dr Hutchinson was very personable and made me feel very comfortable and made me laugh!!

June 27, 2012

evaluation and surgery by dr. hutchinson was perfect in all respects. very happy

June 23, 2012

Every medical provider was caring, friendly and professional.

June 20, 2012

Feel that educating the patient on exact do's and don't after surgery was lacking. example what kind of movement one should try to achieve.

June 14, 2012

When i can into the office to speak with the doctor about the pain he presented himself as being annoyed that i was questioning his work. I didn't feel like I was listened to.

June 11, 2012

I had a lot of questions about the follow up plan of care. Given the importance of the surgery I wish I had more time with the doctor to ask questions. I left with a lot of questions not being addressed.

June 08, 2012

Dr Hutchinson is an exceptional physician and surgeon.

May 08, 2012

I have recommended Dr. Hutchinson and his staff to many neighbors, friends and relatives. For the first time in over 20 years, I don't have pain in my arm!! Everyone, from the skill-set and approachability of Dr. Hutch, the top-notch anesthesia team, the compassion of the preop/postop nurses/assistants, to the entire office team, were the absolute best any patient could even hope for. I have recommended Dr. Hutch et al to several of my relatives, neighbors and friends - that's how impressed I was.

May 08, 2012

Love Dr. Hutch but he hurt me..with an injection

May 01, 2012

Dr. Hutchinson took the time to show me how to brace my finger. I appreciate that he did not just pass me off to the MA.

May 01, 2012

Hutch is awesome

April 24, 2012

After-care instructions changed depending on who I was talking to.

April 24, 2012

I have great trust in the medical professionals at the U. of U. Hospital.

April 10, 2012

Dr. Hutchinson is extremely kind, professional, and has treated me so very well throughout the whole ordeal since I fell and sustained my fractured arm. I think this doctor is of the very highest quality.

April 10, 2012

It was all a bit rushed and I didn't feel like I had time to ask questions.

April 03, 2012

Doctor has an attitude not unusual for a doctor.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Radius Fractures
  • Congenital Trigger Thumb
  • Pediatric/Congenital Hand
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Syndactyly
  • Neuroprosthetics

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Orthopaedics - Professor
Bioengineering - Adjunct Associate Professor
Pediatrics - Adjunct Associate Professor
Physical Therapy and Athletic Training - Adjunct Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Pediatric Administration
Board Certification American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Sub: Hand Surgery)
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-5453 University Orthopaedic Center
590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Dr. Doug Hutchinson, Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics, specializes in hand and microvascular surgery. Dr. Hutchinson currently serves as the hand fellowship director at the University of Utah and chief of Hand Surgery at Primary Children’s Medical Center, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Shriners Intermountain Hospital. He also holds an adjunct appointment in the Departments of Bioengineering and Physical Therapy. Dr. Hutchinson’s research interests include neuroprosthetics for use in upper extremity amputees, randomized, prospective clinical studies, and congenital hand deformities. He trained at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, completed residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and fellowship at the Raymond M. Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Union Memorial Hospital
Hand & Upper Extremity/Microvascular
Residency Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Orthopaedic Surgery
Internship Medical Center of Delaware
General Surgery
Professional Medical Jefferson Medical College
Undergraduate University of Michigan


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Christensen MB, Wark HA, Hutchinson DT (2016). A histological analysis of human median and ulnar nerves following implantation of Utah slanted electrode arrays. Biomaterials, 77, 235-42.
  2. Davis TS, Wark HA, Hutchinson DT, Warren DJ, ONeill K, Scheinblum T, Clark GA, Normann RA, Greger B (2016). Restoring motor control and sensory feedback in people with upper extremity amputations using arrays of 96 microelectrodes implanted in the median and ulnar nerves. J Neural Eng, 13(3), 036001.
  3. Bruinsma WE, Guitton T, Ring D, Sciecne of Variation Group (July 2014).

    Radiographic loss of contact between radial head fracture fragments is moderately reliable.

    PMID: 24711128 Free PMC Article. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 7(July), 2113-9.
  4. Thumm N, Hutchinson DT, Zhang C, Drago S, Tyser AR (3/1/2015). Proximity of the Posterior Interosseous Nerve Curing Cortical Button Guidewire Placement for Distal Biceps Tendon Reattachment. J Hand Surg [Am], March (3)(40), 534-6.
  5. Wang AA, Hutchinson DT (2015). Results of Treatment of Delta Triphalangeal Thumbs by Excision of the Extra Phalanx. J Pediatr Orthop, 35(5), 474-7.
  6. Haller JM, Potter MQ, Sinclair M, Hutchinson DT (2014). Intraneural ganglion in superficial radial nerve mimics de quervain tenosynovitis. J Wrist Surg, 3(4), 262-4.
  7. Clark GA, Wendelken S, Page DM, Davis T, Wark HA, Normann RA, Warren DJ, Hutchinson DT (2014). Using multiple high-count electrode arrays in human median and ulnar nerves to restore sensorimotor function after previous transradial amputation of the hand. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc, 2014, 1977-80.

Book Chapter

  1. Hutchinson DT, Tyser AR (2015). "Osteomyelitis and Septic Arthritis". In Abzug, JM, Kozin SH, Zlotolow, DA (Eds.), The Pediatric Upper Extremity (1, 3, pp. 1331-1350). Philadelphia PA: Springer.
  2. Douglas T Hutchinson (2014).

    The Natural Course of Traumatic Triangular Fibrocartilage

    Complex Tears in Distal Radial Fractures: A 13–15 Year Follow-up

    of Arthroscopically Diagnosed but Untreated Injuries. In Michael R. Hausman, MD (Eds.), "An Expert Crtitque of 2011 & 2012's Most Popular Articles" (pp. 323-334). Chicago, IL,: American Society for Surgery of the Hand.
  3. Gaffney D, Hutchinson DT (1/1/2012). "Fracture and Dislocations, hand and wrist. In ASSH Hand Surgery Textbook.

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