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Jonathan Twu, MD

Philosophy of Care

I am a hand and upper extremity surgeon that believes in creating a tailored treatment plan for each individual. I believe in the importance of educating and informing each patient about their condition, non-operative and operative options. I look forward to working as a team to help my patients get back to their lives with less pain and better function.

  • General


    • Hand and Upper Extremity

    Accepts both children and adults


    • English
    • Mandarin Chinese

    Hand and upper extremity surgery, Trigger finger surgery, Ganglion cyst surgery, Endoscopic carpal and cubital tunnel surgery, Nerve repair, reconstruction and transfer surgery, Microsurgery, Tendon transfer surgeries, Hand and thumb arthritis surgeries, Hand and wrist fracture surgeries

    I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking all the national parks, tennis, guitar and greyhounds.

  • Education

    School University of Illinois College of Medicine, Rockford
    Graduation Date 07/2013
    Degree MD

    School University of Chicago Hospital
    Title Orthopaedic Surgery

    School University of Chicago Hospital
    Specialty Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

  • Memberships

    • American Society of Surgery of the Hand
    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society
  • Awards and Accolades

    Name Best Consultant Service Award, University of Chicago
    Date 12/2014

    Name First Place Clinical Science Award, Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Midwest Symposium
    Date 12/2017

  • Research & Clinical Trials


    • Olecranon Fracture Through Persistent Olecranon Apophysis in a 21-Year-Old Male: A Case Report and Systematic Review of the Literature. Journal of Hand Surg Asian Pacific Volume, 2019
    • The Impact of Variation of Corticosteroid Dose, Injection Site and Multiple Injections on Blood Glucose Measurement in Diabetic Patients. Journal of Hand Surgery, 2018
    • Arthroscopic Partial Trapeziectomy With Soft Tissue Interposition for Symptomatic Trapeziometacarpal Arthritis: 6-Month and 5-Year Minimum Follow-Up. Journal of Hand Surgery, 2017
    • Developmental Trigger Thumb. Pediatric Annals 2016

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