About Dr. Harrison Tuttle

Dr. Harrison Tuttle is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon with a specialty in hand, wrist and elbow surgery. A member of Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic since 2005, he has served as a hand surgery consultant to the Carolina Hurricanes Professional Hockey Team since 2006. He is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), the North Carolina Hand Society, as well as the Southeastern Hand Club. His areas of expertise include arthritic and neurologic conditions, as well asĀ  trauma, tendonapathies and ligamentous instability.

A native of Winston-Salem, Dr. Tuttle attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Herbert Worth Jackson scholar and graduated with distinction and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. While an undergraduate student, he served as the chairman of the Honor Court and was a captain of the rowing team. Dr. Tuttle then continued his education as a medical student at Chapel Hill where he served on the medical school Honor Court and performed bench research on osteosarcoma. He was selected during his third year as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha academic honor society, and graduated in 1999 with honors and highest distinction. Dr. Tuttle then continued his training with a five year residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Vermont in Burlington. While in residency, he served as an orthopaedic consultant to the St. Michael’s college hockey team and to South Burlington High School football team. Dr. Tuttle was then selected for a one year fellowship in hand and micro-surgery at the prestigious Mary S. Stern Hand Surgery Foundation in Cincinnati, Ohio. Upon completing his medical training in July 2005, Dr. Tuttle joined the Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic.

Dr. Tuttle has lived in Raleigh with his wife and three children since 2005. An avid outdoor enthusiast, Dr. Tuttle enjoys backpacking, fly-fishing, cycling, running and swimming. He loves working in his yard where he collects Japanese maples and conifers. On the weekends he can be found at one of his children’s scouting or sporting event, on the Raleigh greenway or tinkering in the yard.