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Jennifer Moriatis Wolf, M.D.

Dr. Wolf is a nationally renowned hand surgeon. She completed her orthopaedic surgery residency at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, followed by a trauma fellowship at the same institution. She then completed a fellowship in hand surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Wolf joined the faculty at the University of Colorado Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2003. She was awarded the John J. Fahey North American Traveling Fellowship by the American Orthopaedic Association in 2007, and is a deputy editor of the Journal of Hand Surgery. Dr. Wolf joined the UConn Health Center Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in the New England Musculoskeletal Institute as an associate professor in 2010.


  • Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UConn Health Center
  • New England Musculoskeletal Institute



American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Certification
Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand

B.A., Magna Cum Laude, University of Maryland
M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

State Licensure

Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic Trauma, Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital
Hand Surgery, Mayo Clinic


  • 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 – 2006-07
  • United States Bone and Joint Decade Young Investigator – 2005
  • Haffenreffer Award for Resident Research – 2001
  • William G. Munn Memorial Prize for Promise in Orthopaedics, 1996FOP Children’s Memorial Award – 1996
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society – 1995
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1990 Chancellor’s Scholar – 1987-1991

Selected Publications
Wolf JM, Sturdivant RX, Owens BD. Incidence of de Quervain’s tenosynovitis in a young active population. J Hand Surg 34(1):112-115, 2009.

Wolf JM. The influence of ligamentous laxity and gender – implications for hand surgeons. J Hand Surg 34(1): 161-163, 2009.

Wolf JM, Mountcastle SB, Owens BD. The epidemiology of carpal tunnel syndrome in a military population. Hand 4(3): 289-291, 2009.

Scher D, Wolf JM, Owens BD. Current concepts review: lateral epicondylitis. Orthopedics 32(4), 2009.

Wolf JM, Athwal GS, Shin AY, Dennison DG. Instructional course lecture: Acute trauma to the upper extremity: what to do and when to do it. J Bone Joint Surg Am 91(5):1240-1252, 2009.

Wolf JM, Athwal GS, Hoang BH, Mehta S, Williams A, Owens BD. Knowledge of levels of evidence criteria in orthopaedic residents. Orthopedics 32(7):494, 2009.

Wolf JM, Dawson L, Mountcastle SB, Owens BD. The incidence of scaphoid fracture in a young, active population. Injury, (epub) Jun 2009.

Wolf JM, Oren TW, Ferguson B, Williams AE, Petersen B. The carpometacarpal stress view radiograph in the evaluation of basilar thumb joint laxity. J Hand Surg 34(8):1402-1406, 2009.

Scher DL, Owens BD, Sturdivant RX, Wolf JM. Incidence of joint hypermobility syndrome in a military population: impact of gender and race. Clin Orthop Rel Res (epub), Dec 2009.

Oren TW, Wolf JM. Soft tissue complications of distal radius fractures. Operative Tech Orthop 19(2): 100-106, 2009.

Wolf JM, Mountcastle SB, Burks R, Sturdivant RX, Owens BD. The epidemiology of lateral and medial epicondylitis in a military population. Accepted, Mil Med, 2010.

Wolf JM. Evidence based medicine: Injections for trapeziometacarpal arthrosis. Accepted, J Hand Surg, 2010.

Wolf JM, Munkwitz M, Bucknell A. Arthroscopic removal of improvised explosive device (IED) debris from the wrist: a case report. Accepted, Mil Med, 2010.

Van Tassel DC, Owens BD, Wolf JM. Incidence and demographics of scaphoid fracture in the United States population. Accepted, J Hand Surg, 2010.

Wolf JM, Cameron KL, Owens BD. Impact of joint laxity and hypermobility on the musculoskeletal system: Implications for orthopaedic surgeons. Accepted, JAAOS, 2010.

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Research Interests

Clinical Research

  • Database research evaluating epidemiology of fractures, upper extremity injuries.
  • Outcomes of autologous blood injections for lateral epicondylitis.
  • Outcomes of patients with thumb arthritis.

Basic Science Research

  • Impact of reproductive hormone regulation on joint ligaments.
  • Hormonal influences on joint laxity and incidence of osteoarthritis.
  • Impact of vitamin D Levels and bone turnover markers on the incidence of distal radius fracture in post-menopausal women.

Office Locations

New England Musculoskeletal Institute
UConn Health Center
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030


Southington Medical Office
1115 West Street
Southington, CT 06489


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