Thomas A. Wiedrich, M.D.

Thomas A. Wiedrich, M.D.  PhotoDr. Wiedrich is an Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery at Northwestern University Medical School.  He is a Board Certified Hand Surgeon. After completing his undergraduate degree from Harvard University, Dr. Wiedrich attended the University of Michigan Medical School where he was honored with the Dean’s Award for medical research. He went on to do residencies in General Surgery and plastic surgery at Northwestern University and completed a one year Orthopaedic Hand Fellowship at the Indiana Hand Center.

Upon his return to Chicago, Dr. Wiedrich has been active in the American Society of Surgery of the Hand, serving on the Government Affairs Committee and the Residents and Fellows Committees. He was the Program Director for the 2011 Annual meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand in Las Vegas. He has been an officer in the Chicago Society for Surgery of the Hand and served as president from 2006 to 2008. He is the Chairman of the Northwestern University Plastic Surgery Quality Assurance Committee. He was a member of the Northwestern Surgical Chiefs and Chairs Committee as well as serving on the Northwestern Memorial Hospital Medical Executive Committee. He is an invited question writer for the hand surgery certifying examination.

Dr. Wiedrich is the consulting hand surgeon to the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Blackhawks. He previously was also a consultant to the Chicago Cubs. He is active in the Elite Athlete Hand Forum and his chaired a number of national Symposia on the care of the elite athlete. He has been an invited reviewer of hand surgery articles for the Annals of Plastic Surgery and has had numerous articles and chapters on the topic of hand surgery published in peer review journals and textbooks.

Dr. Wiedrich was a member of the physician’s advisory board of NEXA Orthopaedics. He served as the Advisory Board Member to MiMedx Corporation and is currently on the board of UPex Orthopaedics. He is also a physician trainer for Auxillium Pharmaceuticals and instructs physicians in the use of Xiaflex, an injectable treatment for Dupuytren’s disease. He is frequently invited to lecture and participate as a faculty member for national and international hand surgery courses. He is a member of two national hand study groups: The Legacy and New Millennium. His special interests are pathology of the wrist and minimally invasive surgery, including endoscopic carpal tunnel release. His practice is devoted entirely to diseases of the hand and upper extremity.