Benjamin M. Zmistowski, MD

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Division of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

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Dr. Zmistowski specializes in treating shoulder and elbow injuries and conditions, with a focus on rotator cuff repair, shoulder and elbow replacements, shoulder and elbow fractures and shoulder stabilization. 

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Elbow arthritis
  • Elbow instability
  • Fractures of the shoulder and elbow
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Labral injuries
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder arthritis
  • Shoulder and elbow injuries in the athlete
  • Shoulder instability

Common Procedures

  • Arthroscopic labral repair
  • Arthroscopy of the elbow
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
  • Fracture fixation in shoulder and elbow
  • Reconstruction of tendon and ligament injuries in the shoulder and elbow
  • Reconstruction of the acromioclavicular and sternoclavicular joints
  • Total and reverse shoulder replacement
  • Total elbow replacement

Clinical Office Locations

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Academic Office Mailing Address

  • Washington University School of Medicine

    Campus Box 8233

    660 Euclid Avenue

    Saint Louis, MO 63110

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Research Interests

Dr. Zmistowski's research interests lie in the outcomes of surgical and non-surgical management of rotator cuff tears, shoulder replacement, and long-term outcomes of elbow replacement.


Dr. Zmistowski earned his medical degree and completed an orthopaedic surgery residency from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He went on to complete a fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. 

Medical Degree

  • Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


  • Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Honors and Awards

  • Eastern Orthopedic Association: Travel Grant Award, June 2015
  • Hobart Amory Hare Honor Society, Fall 2012
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons: Scientific Exhibit Award of Excellence, February, 2012
  • Eastern Orthopedic Association: Travel Grant Award, December 2012
  • Levine Scholarship for Summer Research, Fall 2011
  • Eastern Orthopedic Association: Travel Grant Award, October 2010
  • The Knee Society: Chitranjan Ranawat Award

Professional Societies and Organizations

  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Association
  • Musculoskeletal Infection Society
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

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