Jennifer Moriatis Wolf, MD

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.

Lund University Faculty of Medicine
Lund, Sweden
PhD in Hand Surgery
2016

Mayo Clinic Division of Hand Surgery
Rochester, MN
Hand Surgery Fellowship
2003

Brown University Division of Orthopaedic Trauma
Providence, RI
Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship
2002

Brown University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Providence, RI
Residency
2001

Brown University Department of Surgery
Providence, RI
Internship
1997

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
M.D.
1996

University of Maryland
College Park, MD
B.A. - magna cum laude with General Honors
1991

Does CPM Improve Outcomes after Elbow Contracture Release?: Commentary on an article by Shawn W. O'Driscoll, PhD, MD, et al.: "Prospective Randomized Trial of Continuous Passive Motion Versus Physical Therapy After Arthroscopic Release of Elbow Contracture".
Wolf JM. Does CPM Improve Outcomes after Elbow Contracture Release?: Commentary on an article by Shawn W. O'Driscoll, PhD, MD, et al.: "Prospective Randomized Trial of Continuous Passive Motion Versus Physical Therapy After Arthroscopic Release of Elbow Contracture". J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2022 Mar 02; 104(5):e19.
PMID: 35234726

Pediatric Ganglions of the Hand and Wrist: A Review of Current Literature.
Krishnan P, Wolf JM. Pediatric Ganglions of the Hand and Wrist: A Review of Current Literature. J Hand Surg Am. 2022 Feb 22.
PMID: 35216864

Temporal Relationship of Corticosteroid Injection and Open Release for Trigger Finger and Correlation With Postoperative Deep Infections.
Straszewski AJ, Lee CS, Dickherber JL, Wolf JM. Temporal Relationship of Corticosteroid Injection and Open Release for Trigger Finger and Correlation With Postoperative Deep Infections. J Hand Surg Am. 2021 Oct 09.
PMID: 34642059

What Are the Patient-reported Outcomes of Trapeziectomy and Tendon Suspension at Long-term Follow-up?
Wolf JM, Turkiewicz A, Englund M, Karlsson J, Arner M, Atroshi I. What Are the Patient-reported Outcomes of Trapeziectomy and Tendon Suspension at Long-term Follow-up? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2021 09 01; 479(9):2009-2018.
PMID: 34014846

De Quervain Tenosynovitis: An Evaluation of the Epidemiology and Utility of Multiple Injections Using a National Database.
Hassan K, Sohn A, Shi L, Lee M, Wolf JM. De Quervain Tenosynovitis: An Evaluation of the Epidemiology and Utility of Multiple Injections Using a National Database. J Hand Surg Am. 2022 03; 47(3):284.e1-284.e6.
PMID: 34147317

Gunshot-Related Upper Extremity Nerve Injuries at a Level 1 Trauma Center.
Straszewski AJ, Schultz K, Dickherber JL, Dahm JS, Wolf JM, Strelzow JA. Gunshot-Related Upper Extremity Nerve Injuries at a Level 1 Trauma Center. J Hand Surg Am. 2022 01; 47(1):88.e1-88.e6.
PMID: 34030933

A functional autophagy pathway is essential for BMP9-induced osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs).
Zhao X, Huang B, Wang H, Ni N, He F, Liu Q, Shi D, Chen C, Zhao P, Wang X, Wagstaff W, Pakvasa M, Tucker AB, Lee MJ, Wolf JM, Reid RR, Hynes K, Strelzow J, Ho SH, Yu T, Yang J, Shen L, He TC, Zhang Y. A functional autophagy pathway is essential for BMP9-induced osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Am J Transl Res. 2021; 13(5):4233-4250.
PMID: 34150011

Clinical Management of Olecranon Bursitis: A Review.
Nchinda NN, Wolf JM. Clinical Management of Olecranon Bursitis: A Review. J Hand Surg Am. 2021 06; 46(6):501-506.
PMID: 33840568

Applications of Biocompatible Scaffold Materials in Stem Cell-Based Cartilage Tissue Engineering.
Zhao X, Hu DA, Wu D, He F, Wang H, Huang L, Shi D, Liu Q, Ni N, Pakvasa M, Zhang Y, Fu K, Qin KH, Li AJ, Hagag O, Wang EJ, Sabharwal M, Wagstaff W, Reid RR, Lee MJ, Wolf JM, El Dafrawy M, Hynes K, Strelzow J, Ho SH, He TC, Athiviraham A. Applications of Biocompatible Scaffold Materials in Stem Cell-Based Cartilage Tissue Engineering. Front Bioeng Biotechnol. 2021; 9:603444.
PMID: 33842441

Applying the Delphi Method to Define a Focus for the National Outcomes Registry for Tracking the Hand (NORTH).
Calfee RP, Antes AL, Rozental TD, Goldfarb CA, Wolf JM, Levin LS, Chung KC. Applying the Delphi Method to Define a Focus for the National Outcomes Registry for Tracking the Hand (NORTH). J Hand Surg Am. 2021 05; 46(5):417-420.
PMID: 33722474

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Office of Faculty Initiatives Grant Award
The University of Chicago
2016

Connecticut Technology Council Women of Innovation Award
2014

American British Canadian Traveling Fellowship – American Orthopaedic Association
2013

Sterling Bunnell Traveling Fellowship –American Society for Surgery of the Hand
2010

Clinician Scientist Award – Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation
2008

Leadership Fellows Program – American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
2008

John J. Fahey North American Traveling Fellowship –American Orthopaedic Association
2007

American Society for Surgery of the Hand – Young Member Leadership Program
2006

Alexandra Kirkley Traveling Fellowship - Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society
2006

United States Bone and Joint Decade Young Investigator
2005

Haffenreffer Award for Resident Research
2001

William G. Munn Memorial Prize for Promise in Orthopaedics
1996

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
1995

Phi Beta Kappa
1990

Chancellor’s Scholar (full four-year college merit scholarship)
1987