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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 has created and innovated some of the advanced surgeries currently popularized in the treatment of the hand, wrist, and elbow. His original research has led to techniques minimizing surgical trauma while maximizing outcomes. As an inventor, he holds patents in some of the very implants developed for these minimally invasive surgeries.

As director of microsurgery for Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, he has performed hundreds of successful microsurgical procedures. These have included replantation of amputated arms, hands, and digits, as well as complex reconstructions for deformity and wounds.

Born in the Midwest, his family originates from Spain. He completed an advanced accelerated program from Northeastern Ohio College of Medicine, graduating magna cum laude, and was Salutatorian of his medical school class. He completed his orthopedic residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and was bestowed the honor of editor of the Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Journal. Dr. Fernandez then went on to the acclaimed Indiana Hand Center for his fellowship in hand and microsurgery.

He is a board certified member of the ABOS and holds the highest distinction in hand surgery with a certificate of added qualification in hand and microsurgery. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the American Association for Hand Surgery as well as the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

Currently Dr. Fernandez serves as one of the team physicians for the Chicago White Sox, the Chicago Bulls, and the Chicago Steel. Academically, he has published articles and chapters in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks used as contemporary references. He serves on teaching faculty at national and international courses and presents his expertise to audiences of his peers. He is active in the teaching of residents and fellows, and is the proud recipient of the "Golden Apple Teaching Award."

In addition to his medical and academic contributions, Dr. Fernandez has diverse interests including the restoration of vintage trucks and cars, pistol target shooting, scuba diving, climbing, and running. He also has volunteered his time serving medical missions in Haiti and Africa.

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

Dog Owners Sustain Upper Extremity Injuries from Dog Walking
Dr. John Fernandez Talks about the Danger of Dog Walking Injuries
Dr. John Fernandez Explains Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler's Thumb Injury
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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