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John J. Fernandez, M.D.
Hand, Wrist & Elbow Orthopedic Surgeon
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

Hand, Wrist & Elbow Institute
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

Assistant Professor, Rush University Medical Center

Dr. Fernandez' clinical interests include hand trauma and microsurgery.

An Ohio native, Dr. Fernandez graduated magna cum laude from the University of Akron Ohio and then graduated salutatorian from the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in 1990. He served his residency and internship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and his fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at renowned Indiana Hand Center. Dr. Fernandez is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and was named a Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners in 1990.

Dr. Fernandez is fluent in both spoken and written Spanish. His hobbies include marksmanship and maintenance of classic cars. He and his wife, Nicole, reside with their children and white boxer in Chicago.

Practice Emphasis:Hand Surgery
Wrist Surgery
Elbow Surgery

Medical School:Northeastern College of Medicine
Internship:University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA - General Surgery
Residency:University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA - Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship:Indiana Hand Center, Indianapolis, IN - Hand and Microvascular Surgery
Board Certification:Orthopaedic Surgery
Special Procedures:Hand surgery
Research Interests:Hand mechanics
Wrist mechanics
Elbow tendon repair
Second Language:Spanish
Disclosures:AAOS Record of Disclosure
Curriculum Vitae

Clinical Support Staff

Maria T. Ferro
Kasey Pontarelli
Jocelyn Handschiegel-Shook

Dr. Fernandez has office hours at the following locations:

Rush University Medical Center
Prairie Medical Center of Westchester

In the News

Skateboard-Related Injuries on the Rise - MOR's Skate Safe Initiative
Stubborn Ice Leads to Increase in Slip-and-Fall Injuries
Man's Best Friend and Hand Injuries
MOR Surgeons Demonstrate Latest Techniques at Elbow to Hand Symposium
Crystal Lake Man is Pain-Free after Ganglion Cyst Surgery
Dr. Fernandez Talks with NBC5 about Hand and Wrist Protection during Winter Activities
Injury Prevention Brochure Offers Tips for Snowboarders, Skiers and Skaters
Thumbs Up to the 2014 Annual MOR Elbow to Hand Symposium
Icy Winter Weather Brings Slips, Falls and Fractures
Dr. Fernandez Featured on Telemundo to Discuss Rare Finger Transplant
Dr. John Fernandez Performs Finger Transplant & Changes Patient's Life
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Opens Hand, Wrist & Elbow Institute
MOR Helps Build Neighborhood Playground at St. Sabina Academy
Dr. John Fernandez Offers Tips for Skiers and Snowboarders
MOR Physicians Perform Wrist Surgery on Paul Konerko, Chicago White Sox First Baseman
MOR Physicians Use Social Media to Connect with the Community
MOR Doctor Explains Cutler's Injury
White Sox Catcher Castro Undergoes Surgery to Repair Hand Fractures
MOR Physicians Make 2011-2012 Best Doctors in America® List
Becker's Great Hand Surgeons to Know
MOR Surgeons Operate on Bulls Player Joakim Noah's Right Thumb
MOR Surgeons Treat Carlos Boozer's Fractured Hand
Chicago White Sox Player Mark Teahen Returns to Play
MOR Docs Perform Surgery on Finger of White Sox Third Baseman
MOR Doctors Fernandez and Mjaanes Arrive Home
Chicago Bulls forward makes strong recovery from forearm fracture
MOR Surgeons Operate on Bulls' Hinrich
MOR Surgeons to Operate on White Sox' Quentin

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