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Bruce S. Wolock, M.D.

Baltimore Orthopedic Hand, Shoulder, and Elbow 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

Articles of Interest

Special Features & Patient Feedback

Dr. Bruce Wolock Member Double Arm Transplant Team at Johns Hopkins

On November 7, 2017, a team of specialists that included Dr. Bruce Wolock performed a double arm transplant on a Michigan veteran.

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

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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 profile 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

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.

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Historic Double Arm Transplant

2 New Hands + 2 New Arms = A Hopkins First

Dr. Wolock is proud to be a part of the historic double arm transplant team at Johns Hopkins HospitalJULY, 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…

Contracting Fingers: New Injection Relieves Dupuytren’s Contracture

Dr. Wolock treats Dupuytren's contracture using varying techniques.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.

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Osteoarthritis of the Knee – Clinical Trial

Feb. 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

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.

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Shoulder Replacement Improves Motion and Strength for Severe Arthritis and Fractures

Rusty L., Baltimore, MD; Dr. Wolock’s patient, Shoulder Replacement

Rusty L., Baltimore, MD; Shoulder ReplacementLutz 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.

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Arthritis in Hands Treated with Graft Repair

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

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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Office Locations

Dr. Wolock sees patients at the following Towson Orthopaedic Associates’ locations:

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