Jennifer Moriatis Wolf, MD

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Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.

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Jennifer Moriatis Wolf, MD, is a renowned orthopaedic hand surgeon with expertise in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of bone, nerve, tendon and ligament injuries caused by trauma or overuse. She provides comprehensive care to treat pain and restore form and function in the hand, wrist and elbow. She is also highly skilled in the surgical removal of tumors of the upper extremity, partnering with orthopaedic oncologists to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Dr. Wolf has a special interest in tennis elbow and atypical peripheral nerve problems. She has clinical and research interests in the treatment of arthritis of the base of the thumb. She also received grant funding from the U.S. Department of Defense to study the role of vitamin D in bone and joint problems.

A devoted educator and mentor, Dr. Wolf shares her expertise with fellows, residents and medical students. She also conducts basic and clinical research studies, investigating strategies to improve patient outcomes in orthopaedic hand, wrist and elbow care.

Dr. Wolf has been awarded the prestigious Bunnell Fellowship from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, as well as the American-British-Canadian Traveling Fellowship from the American Orthopaedic Association. She serves on the governing Council of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and is the deputy editor-in-chief of the Journal of Hand Surgery.

Specialties

Areas of Expertise

  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Hand & Wrist Arthritis
  • Thumb Basilar Arthritis
  • Nerve Compression

Medical Education

  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Internship

  • Rhode Island Hospital

Residency

  • Rhode Island Hospital

Fellowship

  • Mayo Clinic

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2003

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Hand Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English