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Nikolaj Wolfson, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery, San Francisco, CA, California Pacific Medical Center-Davies Campus

NikolajWolfsonMD, FRCSC, FACS

Orthopaedic Surgery San Francisco, CA

Hip & Knee Reconstructive Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma

Wolfson Orthopedics

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  • Office

    Wolfson Orthopedics
    2300 Sutter Street Suite 207
    San Francisco, CA 94115
    Phone+1 415-221-4400
    Fax+1 415-798-2213
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  • Dr. Nikolaj Wolfson is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a commitment to treating every patient as a VIP. He is a pioneer in the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of arthritis, trauma, and trauma complications in children and adults. Dr. Wolfson received his medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel. After completing his residency at the University of Western Ontario, he pursued an Adult Joint Replacement and Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship at the University of Toronto. He is one of an elite group of surgeons in North America who practice the Ilizarov Technique, an innovative limb reconstruction approach. He is one of the first to use Direct Anterior Hip Approach for hip replacement surgeries. In his spare time, he writes and lends his surgical skills to humanitarian efforts in countries devastated by natural disasters. In 2010, he treated earthquake victims with acute bone injuries in Haiti and went on a similar mission to Nepal in 2015.

Education & Training

  • University of Toronto
    University of TorontoFRCSC, Orthopaedic Adult Reconstruction and Trauma, 1993 - 1994
  • University of Western Ontario
    University of Western OntarioFRCSC, Orthopaedic Surgery, 1989 - 1993
  • University of Manitoba
    University of ManitobaLMCC, 1988 - 1989
  • Tel Aviv University Sackler
    Tel Aviv University SacklerClass of 1984
  • Tel Aviv University
    Tel Aviv UniversityMD, 1981

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2003 - 2025
  • WV State Medical License
    WV State Medical License 2003 - 2025
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • ABOS Member, 2011
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification Practice Fusion EHR, Practice Fusion, Inc., 2012
  • Fellow (FACS) American College of Surgeons

Publications & Presentations


Books/Book Chapters

Press Mentions

  • Meet Our Medical Professionals from OpinionEx
    Meet Our Medical Professionals from OpinionExApril 26th, 2017
  • Meet Our Medical Professionals from OpinionEx
    Meet Our Medical Professionals from OpinionExApril 26th, 2017


  • Chair, Disaster Orthopaedics, SICOT 2011 - 2015

Research History

  • Research FellowOrthopedic Surgery, Sunnybrook Medical Center, University of Toronto1986 - 1988

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Russian, Hebrew

Hospital Affiliations