Jennifer Moriatis Wolf, MD PhD

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

FAMSi: A Synthetic Biology Approach to the Fast Assembly of Multiplex siRNAs for Silencing Gene Expression in Mammalian Cells.
He F, Ni N, Zeng Z, Wu D, Feng Y, Li AJ, Luu B, Li AF, Qin K, Wang E, Wang X, Wu X, Luo H, Zhang J, Zhang M, Mao Y, Pakvasa M, Wagstaff W, Zhang Y, Niu C, Wang H, Huang L, Shi D, Liu Q, Zhao X, Fu K, Reid RR, Wolf JM, Lee MJ, Hynes K, Strelzow J, El Dafrawy M, Gan H, He TC, Fan J. FAMSi: A Synthetic Biology Approach to the Fast Assembly of Multiplex siRNAs for Silencing Gene Expression in Mammalian Cells. Mol Ther Nucleic Acids. 2020 Dec 04; 22:885-899.
PMID: 33230483

Prospective Evaluation of Surgical and Anesthetic Technique of Carpal Tunnel Release in an Orthopedic Practice.
Aultman H, Roth CA, Curran J, Angeles J, Mass D, Wolf JM, Mica MC. Prospective Evaluation of Surgical and Anesthetic Technique of Carpal Tunnel Release in an Orthopedic Practice. J Hand Surg Am. 2020 Oct 01.
PMID: 33012615

Proximal Median Nerve Compression: Pronator Syndrome.
Adler JA, Wolf JM. Proximal Median Nerve Compression: Pronator Syndrome. J Hand Surg Am. 2020 Dec; 45(12):1157-1165.
PMID: 32893044

Digital Ischemia in COVID-19 Patients: Case Report.
Schultz K, Wolf JM. Digital Ischemia in COVID-19 Patients: Case Report. J Hand Surg Am. 2020 06; 45(6):518-522.
PMID: 32387155

Olecranon Fracture through Persistent Olecranon Apophysis in a 21-Year-Old Male: A Case Report and Systematic Review of the Literature.
Twu J, Landy DC, Wolf JM. Olecranon Fracture through Persistent Olecranon Apophysis in a 21-Year-Old Male: A Case Report and Systematic Review of the Literature. J Hand Surg Asian Pac Vol. 2020 Mar; 25(1):110-113.
PMID: 32000610

Occupational load as a risk factor for clinically relevant base of thumb osteoarthritis.
Wolf JM, Turkiewicz A, Atroshi I, Englund M. Occupational load as a risk factor for clinically relevant base of thumb osteoarthritis. Occup Environ Med. 2020 03; 77(3):168-171.
PMID: 31959639

A reverse transcriptase-mediated ribosomal RNA depletion (RTR2D) strategy for the cost-effective construction of RNA sequencing libraries.
Zeng Z, Huang B, Wang X, Fan J, Zhang B, Yang L, Feng Y, Wu X, Luo H, Zhang J, Zhang M, He F, Mao Y, Pakvasa M, Wagstaff W, Li AJ, Liu B, Ding H, Zhang Y, Niu C, Wu M, Zhao X, Wolf JM, Lee MJ, Huang A, Luu HH, Haydon RC, He TC. A reverse transcriptase-mediated ribosomal RNA depletion (RTR2D) strategy for the cost-effective construction of RNA sequencing libraries. J Adv Res. 2020 Jul; 24:239-250.
PMID: 32373357

lncRNA Rmst acts as an important mediator of BMP9-induced osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) by antagonizing Notch-targeting microRNAs.
Zhang Z, Liu J, Zeng Z, Fan J, Huang S, Zhang L, Zhang B, Wang X, Feng Y, Ye Z, Zhao L, Cao D, Yang L, Pakvasa M, Liu B, Wagstaff W, Wu X, Luo H, Zhang J, Zhang M, He F, Mao Y, Ding H, Zhang Y, Niu C, Haydon RC, Luu HH, Lee MJ, Wolf JM, Shao Z, He TC. lncRNA Rmst acts as an important mediator of BMP9-induced osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) by antagonizing Notch-targeting microRNAs. Aging (Albany NY). 2019 12 11; 11(24):12476-12496.
PMID: 31825894

ICON 2019-International Scientific Tendinopathy Symposium Consensus: There are nine core health-related domains for tendinopathy (CORE DOMAINS): Delphi study of healthcare professionals and patients.
Vicenzino B, de Vos RJ, Alfredson H, Bahr R, Cook JL, Coombes BK, Fu SN, Gravare Silbernagel K, Grimaldi A, Lewis JS, Maffulli N, Magnusson SP, Malliaras P, Mc Auliffe S, Oei EHG, Purdam C, Rees JD, Rio EK, Scott A, Speed C, Akker-Scheek IVD, Weir A, Wolf JM, Zwerver J. ICON 2019-International Scientific Tendinopathy Symposium Consensus: There are nine core health-related domains for tendinopathy (CORE DOMAINS): Delphi study of healthcare professionals and patients. Br J Sports Med. 2020 Apr; 54(8):444-451.
PMID: 31685525

Imiquimod Acts Synergistically with BMP9 through the Notch Pathway as an Osteoinductive Agent In Vitro.
Alverdy AK, Pakvasa M, Zhao C, Mostafa S, Liu W, Luo W, Wolf JM, Ameer GA, He TC, Reid RR. Imiquimod Acts Synergistically with BMP9 through the Notch Pathway as an Osteoinductive Agent In Vitro. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 11; 144(5):1094-1103.
PMID: 31385892

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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