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Jennifer Moriatis Wolf, MD

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Jennifer Moriatis Wolf, MD, is a renowned 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.

Practice Locations

University of Chicago Medical Center
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

University of Chicago Medicine Center for Advanced Care at South Loop
1101 S. Canal Street, Suite 201 and 202
Chicago, IL 60607

University of Chicago Medicine at Ingalls Medical Office Building
1600 167th Street 
Calumet City, IL 60409 
On the corner of 170th Street & Torrence Avenue (behind Ingalls Family Care Center)

University of Chicago Medicine Center for Advanced 
Care at Orland Park
14290 S. La Grange Rd. 
Orland Park, IL 60462

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Orthopaedic Surgery
Hand Surgery

Medical School

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine


Rhode Island Hospital, Providence (general surgery)


Rhode Island Hospital, Providence (orthopaedic surgery)


Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (hand surgery)


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Association
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society

Language Spoken


Office Phone

(773) 834-3531 

Office Fax

(773) 702-4378

Office Postal Address

Jennifer Moriatis Wolf, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 3079
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Thumb basilar arthritis
  • Nerve compression
  • Wrist arthritis

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Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Wolf's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.