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Thomas A. Wiedrich, MD

Northwestern Medical Group
  • Hand Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

BIOGRAPHY


Dr. 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 College, Dr. Wiedrich attended the University of Michigan Medical School where he was honored with the Dean's Award for medical research. He then went on to do residencies in general surgery and plastic surgery at Northwestern University. He then completed a one year orthopaedic hand fellowship at the Indiana Hand Center.

Upon his return to Chicago, he has been active in the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, serving on the Government Affairs Committee and Residents and Fellows Committees. He is an officer in the Chicago Society for Surgery of the hand, having served as officer from 1998 through 2006 and President from 2007-2008. He is the Chairman of the Northwestern University Plastic Surgery Quality Assurance Committee. He is a member of the Northwestern Surgical Chiefs and Chairmen's Committee. He has been a consulting hand surgeon to the Chicago Cubs. He is currently the Consulting Hand Surgeon to the Chicago Bears and Chicago Blackhawks.

Dr. Wiedrich has been an invited reviewer of hand surgery articles for the Annals of Plastic Surgery. He has many articles and chapters on the topic of hand surgery published in peer-review journals and textbooks. Dr. Wiedrich served on the physicians advisory board of NEXA Orthopaedics, UPex and MiMedx. He is frequently invited to lecture and participate in faculty for national and international hand teaching courses. He is a member of two national hand study groups: The Legacy and New Millennium groups. 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.

EDUCATION


  • Medical Education
    University of Michigan Medical School - 1985
  • Residency
    Mcgaw Medical Center/Nu - 1991
  • Fellowship
    St. Vincent Hosptal - 1992

BOARD CERTIFICATION


  • Plastic Surgery
  • Surgery of the Hand

PRIMARY LOCATION


Northwestern Center for Hand Surgery

737 N. Michigan Ave.

#700

Chicago, IL 60611

312-337-3601
Monday
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Thursday
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

CLINICAL INTERESTS


  • Arthritis Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
  • Hand Surgery
  • Reconstructive Microvascular Surgery
  • Replantation Surgery
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Wrist Surgery

ACCEPTED INSURANCE


  • Aetna EPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • Aetna US Healthcare HMO
  • BCBS Blue Advantage PPO
  • BCBS PPO
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Choice Supervalu PPO
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West
  • HFN-Healthcares Finest Network
  • HealthLink
  • Hlth Mrktng Inc (Super PPO)
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS EPO
  • PHCS POS
  • PHCS PPO
  • PNA (Preferred Network Access)
  • PPO Next
  • Preferred Plan PPO
  • TriCare(US Military Insurance)
  • Unicare PPO
  • Unicare PPO(Wellpoint Network)
  • UnitedHealthcare Choice
  • UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus
  • UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Select
  • UnitedHealthcare Select HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Select Plus
  • Wellmark/Healthnetwork PPO