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Bruce S. Wolock, M.D. | Shoulder, Elbow, and Hand Specialist

Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Specialist, Dr. Bruce Wolock

Dr. Bruce S. Wolock specializes in hand, elbow and shoulder surgery and general orthopedic surgery.

Dr. Wolock is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, where he received his B.A. degree. He then attended Case Western Reserve University and received his M.D. He received post graduate training at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Wolock is fellowship trained in orthopaedic hand and upper extremity surgery.

Professional Memberships & Certifications

Board and Licensure

  • State of Maryland, 1984 to Present
  • State of Massachusetts, January 1989 to January 1990 (during Hand Fellowship)
  • Diplomate, FLEX, 1984
  • Passed Part I, ABOS Orthopaedic Boards, July 1990
  • Passed Part II, ABOS Orthopaedic Boards, July 1993
  • Board Certified, Orthopaedic Surgery, July 9, 1993
  • Re-Certified, Orthopaedic Surgery, January 1, 2004
  • Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand, August 25, 1997

Professional Affiliations

  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member, The Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association
  • Member, Med-Chi (Maryland State Medical Society)
  • Member, Baltimore County Medical Society
  • Member, Maryland Orthopaedic Society
  • Medical Case Reviewer, Maryland State Medical Board
  • Medical Director, Ruxton SurgiCenter
  • Member, Massachusetts General Hospital Hand Club
  • Member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • The Physician and Sportsmedicine Editorial Research Panel 2003

Faculty Appointments

  • Instructor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Johns Hopkins
    Hospital
  • Attending Hand Surgeon, The Union Memorial Hospital Hand Center
  • Former Director, Johns Hopkins Hospital Orthopaedic Hand Clinic,1990-1995

Honors and Awards

  • Alpha Epsilon Delta (National Pre-Medical Honor Society), 1977
  • Omicron Delta Kappa (National Leadership Honor Society), 1978
  • Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honor Society), 1978
  • President, Johns Hopkins University Chapter, 1978-1979
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1978
  • Graduated with General and Departmental Honors, Johns Hopkins University, 1979
  • Honors in 9 of 13 clinical clerkships, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 1979-1983

What Dr. Wolock’s Patients Have to Say…

  • The hands are great and no problems here. Thank you for the surgery as they feel much better!! See you soon — Jessica P.

  • Dear Dr. Wolock:  …I think of you almost every time I lift one of my grandchildren over my head. I think of you as I am doing home repairs, or working on my old American Flyer trains. I am profoundly thankful for your skills as a surgeon, and for your kind and compassionate treatment when I was your patient…

    Sincerely,

    — Joe H.

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Special Features & Patient Feedback

Va. man undergoes arm transplant surgery with goal to hold his new son

Dr. Bruce Wolock was a Member of the Team at Johns Hopkins that Made History Once Again

On June 17, 2015, a team of specialists that included Dr. Bruce Wolock performed an arm transplant on a Virginia musician. Below is the link to one of many stories that profiles the patient’s journey.

Dr. Wolock was also a member of the transplant team that performed the first double arm transplant, also at Johns Hopkins.

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Baltimore Magazine TOP DOCS: Hand Surgery

Baltimore Top Doctors April, 2014 — The Annual Baltimore Magazine “top Docs” Issue Honors Towson Orthopaedic Associates Physicians

Congratulations to Dr. Wolock, who was honored in the November 2013 “Top Docs” issue of Baltimore Magazine! Approximately 10,000 physicians throughout the region were surveyed to determine the final “Top Docs” list. Read More…

Historic Double Arm Transplant

2 New Hands + 2 New Arms = A Hopkins First

Johns Hopkins patient receives bilateral arm transplantJULY, 2013 — Read more about the historic double arm transplant team at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Read MORE…

APRIL, 2013 — Dr. Wolock is proud to be a part of the historic double arm transplant team at Johns Hopkins Hospital. See page 4, for the exciting account. Read MORE…

Dr. Wolock treats Dupuytren's contracture using varying techniques.Contracting Fingers: New Injection Relieves Dupuytren’s Contracture

September, 2011 — You may think it’s arthritis, but if your ring finger or pinkie is bending inward, and you have large, thickened nodes in your palm, you probably have Dupuytren’s contracture. This disease creates a thickening of the palmar fascia — the interior tissue of the palm — causing the smaller fingers to contract. Read MORE…

Osteoarthritis of the Knee – Clinical Trial

osteoarthritis of the kneeFeb. 2011 — Do you have painful osteoarthritis of the knee? If so, Spectrum Clinical Research and Towson Orthopedics are conducting a clinical research trial of an investigational product for people who suffer from painful osteoarthritis of the knee and meet the following criteria:

  • Age 40 or older
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee
  • Symptoms for at least 6 months
  • Pain on most days during the past month

For more information, please call Spectrum Clinical Research at (443) 798-2670.

Handled with Care: Orthopaedic expertise in hand, wrist, and upper extremities

Orthopaedic expertise in hand, wrist, and upper extremities

May, 2010 — As much as we use our hands and arms, it’s no surprise they are prone to overuse or injury. Summer sports, such as tennis and golf, can stress and injure wrists and elbows, while gardening and outdoor work may strain hands and fingers. Read MORE…

Shoulder Replacement Improves Motion and Strength for Severe Arthritis and Fractures

Following shoulder injury, Rusty Lutz receives replacement surgeryRusty L., Baltimore, MD; Dr. Wolock’s patient, Shoulder Replacement

Lutz had been boogie-boarding with his children in Ocean City when he stood up in shallow water, and, suddenly, a six-foot wave came crashing down on him, driving his shoulder into the sand. Read MORE…

Arthritis in Hands Treated with Graft Repair

Linda H., Baltimore, Md; Dr. Wolock’s patient, graft repair

Aging hands and wear and tear can lead to painful hand arthritis.Arthritis at the base of the thumb is more common in women than in men and occurs after age 40. Linda Humphries, who does accounting work for a major grocery chain knows this first hand.
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