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Bruce S. Wolock, M.D.

   

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Dr. Bruce S. Wolock specializes in hand, elbow and shoulder surgery and general orthopedic surgery. He is fellowship trained in orthopaedic hand and upper extremity 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.

Baltimore Orthopedic Hand, Shoulder, and Elbow Specialist: Dr. Bruce Wolock

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

Towson (Bellona) Office
(410) 337-7900

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Awards & Affiliations

  • 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

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.

He is fellowship trained in orthopaedic hand and upper extremity surgery.

  • 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
  • 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

The following are publications, featuring Dr. Bruce Wolock:

Papers Published

1. Wolock, BS; Moore, JR; Weiland, AJ: “Extensor Tendon Repair: A Reconstructive Technique.” Orthopedics 10:1387, 1987

2. Wolock, BS; Moore, JR; Weiland, AJ: “Arthritis of the Basal Joint of the Thumb: A Critical Analysis of Treatment Options.” J Arthroplasty, 4:65-78, March 1989

3. Wolock, BS; Baugher, WH; McCarthy, EJ: “Neurilemmoma of the Sciatic Nerve Mimicking Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome: Report of a Case.” J Bone Joint Surgery, 71A (6):932-934, July 1989

4. Wolock, BS; Magid, D; Finney, RCS; Fishman, EK: “Clinical Applications of Volumetric Three-Dimensional Imaging: A Report of Three Cases.” Orthop. Review, 18:787-792, July 1989

5. Gelberman, RH; Wolock, BS; Siegel, DB: “Fractures and Nonunions of the Carpal Scaphoid: Current Concepts Review.” J Bone Joint Surgery, 71A:1560-1565, December 1989

6. Matthews, LS; Martin, DF; Wolock, BS: “Accurate Tunnel Placement Using Drill Guides in Knee Ligament Reconstruction.” Orthop. Review, 19:822-824, September 1990

7. Matthews, LS; Simonson, BG; Wolock, BS: “Osteolysis of the Distal Clavicle in the Female Body Builder: A Case Report.” AMJ Sportsmed, 21:150-152, 1993

8. Hess, CL; Wolock, BS; Murphy, MS: “Mycobacterium Marinum Infections of the Upper Extremity.” Plastic Recon Surg, 115:55E-59E, 2005.

Book Chapters

1. Matthews, LS; Wolock, BS; Martin, DF: “Arthroscopic Management of Degenerative Arthritis of the Shoulder.” In Operative Arthroscopy; McGinty, JB (ed). New York, Raven Press, pp 573-58, 1991

2. Matthews, LS; Wolock, BS; Martin, DF: “Arthroscopic Management of Inflammatory Arthritis and Synovitis of the Shoulder.” In Operative Arthroscopy; McGinty, JB (ed). New York, Raven Press, pp 573-581, 1991

3. Wolock, BS; Millesi, H: “Brachial Plexus: Applied Anatomy and Operative Exposure.” In Operative Nerve Repair and Reconstruction. Gelberman, RH (ed). Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott, pp 1255-1272, 1991

Paper Presentations

1. Yahiro, MA; Wolock, BS; Soffer, SR; Matthews, LS; O’Donnell, JB: Patellofemoral Crepitus: Correlation with Arthroscopic Findings. AM College of Sportsmedicine 36th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., June 2, 1989. Also presented at the Arthroscopy Association of North America 10th Annual Meeting, San Diego, April 26, 1991

2. Wolock, BS; Jupiter, JB: Vascularized Bone Grafts for Upper Extremity Reconstruction. The American Society for Surgery of the Hand 44th Annual Meeting, Residents and Fellows Conference, Seattle, September 13, 1989. Also presented at the New England Hand Society Annual Meeting, Sturbridge, Massachusetts, December 1, 1989. Also presented at the Second Annual Richard J. Smith Lecture, Boston, October 22, 1990

3. Martin, DF; Matthews, LS; Wolock, BS: Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury: Acute Repair with Intraarticular Augmentation. International Olympic Committee World Congress on Sports Sciences First Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, October 1989

4. Hess, CL; Wolock, BS; Murphy, MS: Mycobacterium Marinum Infections of the Upper Extremity. Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Bermuda, 2002

Instructional Course Faculty

1. Orthopaedics for the Pediatrician; Current Concepts and Workshop. Pediatric Hand Problems. May 21, 1988, Baltimore, MD

2. Emergency Medicine Update; Emergency Room Treatment of Common Hand Injuries. October 9-20, 1989, Boston MA

3. Union Memorial Hospital Spring Sports Symposium; Upper Extremity Injury Panel. April 27, 1990, Baltimore, MD

4. Southern Medical Association; Current Concepts in Orthopaedics. Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy of the Upper Extremity. May 4-5, 1991, Baltimore, MD

5. National Organization of Orthopaedic Nurses Update; Wrist Injuries and Arthroscopy. April 9, 1992, Baltimore, MD

6. Union Memorial Hospital Spring Sports Symposium; Tennis Elbow and Tendinopathies About the Elbow. May 15, 1992, Baltimore, MD

7. Southern Medical Association; Current Concepts in Orthopaedics. Upper Extremity Neuropathies Moderator. May 14-16, 1993, Baltimore, MD

8. Southern Medical Association; Current Concepts in Orthopaedics. Upper Extremity Tendinopathies. May 20-21, 1994, Baltimore, MD

9. Baltimore County Medical Association; Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Physician. Diagnosis of Hand, Wrist & Elbow Injuries. October 7, 1995, Baltimore, MD

10. Maryland Occupational Therapist Association; Surgical & Therapeutic Treatment of Hand & Forearm Injuries. December 1, 1995, Salisbury, MD

11. Southern Medical Association; Current Concepts in Orthopaedics. Bone & Ligamentous Injuries to the Hand & Wrist in Sports. May 16-18, 1996, Baltimore, MD

12. Baltimore County Medical Association; Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Physician. Diagnosis of Hand, Wrist & Elbow Injuries. October 5, 1996, Baltimore, MD

13. Curtis National Hand Center; Visiting Professor Lecture. Faculty at Annual Meeting since 1992, Baltimore, MD

14. Baltimore County Medical Association; Diagnosis of Hand, Wrist, Elbow & Shoulder Injuries. October 4, 1997, Baltimore, MD

15. Johns Hopkins Hospital’s 30th Annual Pediatric Trends; Common Sports Injuries to the Hand & Wrist. April 15, 2002, Baltimore, MD

16. Curtis National Hand Center; Upper Extremity Peripheral Nerve Symposium. Peripheral Nerve Compression Syndromes of the Upper Extremity. November 21, 2003, Baltimore, MD

17. Orthopaedic Associates, P.A.; The Primary Care Approach to Treating the Injured Athlete; Sports-Related Elbow Injuries. April 29, 2005, Baltimore, MD

18. Fourth Annual Primary Care Approach to Treating the Injured Athlete; Examination of the Shoulder. May 18, 2007, Baltimore, MD

19. Curtis National Hand Center; Doctors Demystify the Elbow Course. March 29, 2008, Baltimore, MD

Teaching Presentations

1. Athletic Injuries of the Upper Extremity, 4/17/90

Baltimore Sportsmedicine Study Group

2. Sportsmedicine Conference, 4/27/90

Union Memorial Orthopaedic Residents

3. Newer Approaches to Hand Trauma, 5/4/90

St. Joseph Hospital Surgical Grand Rounds

4. Hand Infections, 5/12/90

Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Residents

5. Hand Emergencies, 5/12/90

Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Residents

6. Sports Hand Injuries, 5/21/90

Union Memorial Orthopaedic Residents

7. Hand Infections, 5/12/90

Union Memorial Orthopaedic Residents

8. Rotator Cuff Injuries, 6/9/90

Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Residents

9. Upper Extremity Trauma, 8/14/90

Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Residents

10. Upper Extremity Anatomical Prosection, 11/6/90

Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Residents

11. Rotator Cuff, 12/18/90

John Hopkins Orthopaedic Residents

12. Hand Infections and Emergencies, 4/16/91

Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Residents

13. Hand Fractures and Ligament Injuries, 9/17/91

Union Memorial Hand Fellows

14. Humerus Fractures, 11/25/91

Union Memorial Orthopaedic Residents

15. Hand Anatomy and Injuries, 1/14/92

Union Memorial Hand Fellows

16. Emergency Treatment of Hand Injuries, 7/6/92

Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Residents

17. Anatomy and Injuries of the Wrist, 8/10/92

Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Residents

18. Rotator Cuff and Humerus Fractures, 8/13/92

Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Residents

19. Fractures and Ligament Injuries of the Hand, 7/26/94

Union Memorial Hand Fellows

20. Wrist Anatomy and Injuries, 8/16/94

Union Memorial Hand Fellows

21. 1994-Present. Annual lectures to Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Residents, Union Memorial Hand Fellows and Orthopaedic Residents, Walter Reed Hand Fellows on:

a) Fractures of the Hand and Wrist

b) Ligament Injuries and Dislocations of the Hand

c) Benign Tumors of the Hand

22. 1996-2002. Annual Upper Extremity Moderator for the Johns Hopkins Medical School Anatomy Course

23. 1996. Directed Monthly Anatomy Lecture/Prosection at the Union Memorial Hand Center

24. 2002-Present. Union Memorial Fellows and Residents Lecture on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

25. 8/15/03. Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release – Local Meeting – Lecture and Prosection

26. 6/04/04. Distal Radioulnar Joint and Triangular Fibrocartilage Injuries. Curtis National Hand Center, E. F. Shaw Lectureship in Hand Surgery

Hospital Privileges

  • University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Union Memorial Hospital
  • Franklin Square Hospital
  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center
  • Medical Director, Ruxton SurgiCenter

Sports Team Affiliations

  • Team Physician, Baltimore Stallions
    Canadian Football League, 1994-1995

Revised 04/07/2008