ABOUT DR. WOLFSON
Expert Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Nikolaj Wolfson is recognized around the world for his many contributions to the field of orthopedic surgery. He is certified by American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, with proven expertise in the replacement of the hip, knee, and shoulder joints, as well as hip, knee and ankle joints preservation and arthroscopic procedures. At his private practice in San Francisco, Dr. Wolfson puts his patients first and develops highly effective and customized treatment plans.
A pioneer in his field, Dr. Wolfson was one of the first surgeons to implement Direct Anterior for hip replacement surgery. After over 1500 hip replacements he has made definitive conclusions that this particular technique of hip joint replacement, gives patients a faster and least painful way to return to their daily activities.
In late 80s, he studied The Ilizarov Technique under the tutelage of Professor G.A. Ilizarov, and was one of the few in North America to begin practicing practicing this groundbreaking procedure for Limb Lengthening and extremity reconstruction. Dr. Wolfson was also one of the first surgeons in san Francisco to use ConforMIS – knee implants that are designed specifically designed to fit perfectly to each patient’s unique knee anatomy.
Being an elite sportsman himself with two National titles, Dr. Wolfson treats both professional and recreational athletes. His expertise covers a variety of injuries, from sprains to cartilage meniscus and ligament injuries.
Dr. Wolfson received his medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel, and after completing his residency at the University of Western Ontario, he undertook a fellowship in Adult Joint Replacement and Orthopaedic Trauma at the University of Toronto. He has also served as a full-time Faculty member and Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He was a Visiting Fellow at Caltech (California Institute of Technology) developing a new generation of metal alloys for use in the medical field.
Dr. Wolfson continually volunteers his time and expertise to natural disaster missions around the world. When a massive earthquake struck Haiti in 2010 and Nepal in 2015, he traveled to these devastated areas with groups of other dedicated surgeons, working tirelessly to treat those who were critically injured. He is also leads a disaster Orthopedic Initiative with the world’s largest international orthopedic organization, SICOT, where he serves on the board of directors.
Dr. Wolfson is passionate about technology and involved in a number of Startups where he is developing innovative and streamlined ways to provide medical care to the patients suffering from musculoskeletal conditions. His vision is to combine state of the art cutting edge technology with affordable, evidence proven and passionate care to all patients, both locally and everywhere in the world worldwide.
Outside of the office, Dr. Wolfson is a published writer, authoring numerous abstracts on orthopedics, in addition to co-authoring the book Orthopedics in Disasters. He’s also involved in San Francisco FleetWeek, a unique training and education program that brings together civilian and military forces to develop and share best practices in humanitarian assistance and emergency disaster response. While he enjoys playing tennis, hiking, and traveling, medicine is Dr. Wolfson’s number one hobby, and he happily commits personal time to the study of new orthopedic technology as an expert Orthopedic Surgeon. Making sure he can always offer patients the best possible care. When he’s not studying, he’s inventing medical devices that help improve the efficacy of orthopedic procedures. Dr. Wolfson is also a former boxer with two national championships under his belt.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
University of Grodno, Belarus
Tel Aviv University
University Of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
University of Western Ontario,
London, Ontario, Canada
University of Toronto
Orthopaedic Reconstruction and Trauma