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Nathan Hoekzema, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Dean's Office
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    Nathan Hoekzema M.D.
    Associate Professor, UCSF

    Nathan Hoekzema, M.D., specializes in surgical care of the hand, wrist, and elbow. He is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and has an added qualification for hand surgery.

    Before coming to central California, he held the title of Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery with the Mayo Clinic while practicing in the Mayo Clinic Health System.

    An avid researcher and lecturer, he has been the recipient of a Hand Rehabilitation Foundation Research Grant and given presentations at national and international meetings on topics including: “Management of Distal Radius Fractures”, “Interosseous Membrane” and “The Unstable Elbow: You Are Still Not Listening – My Way To Save The Joint.”

    Nathan Hoekzema, M.D., received his medical degree from New York Medical College. He completed residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo Clinic where he received the Joseph M. Janes Award for compassion, competence and devotion to the specialty of Orthopedics. Upon completion of his residency training, he went on to complete a fellowship in Hand & Upper Extremity Fellowship at The Philadelphia Hand Center & Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

    He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the American Association of Hand Surgery, and the American Medical Association.

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    1. Brice J, Lindvall E, Hoekzema N, Husak L. Dogs and Orthopaedic Injuries: Is There a Correlation With Breed? J Orthop Trauma. 2018 09; 32(9):e372-e375. PMID: 29912736.
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    2. Tanner C, Johnson T, Majors A, Hentz VR, Husak L, Walker Gallego E, Christ B, Hoekzema N. The Vascularity and Osteogenesis of a Vascularized Flap for the Treatment of Scaphoid Nonunion: The Pedicle Volar Distal Radial Periosteal Flap. Hand (N Y). 2019 07; 14(4):500-507. PMID: 29357702.
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    3. Tanner C, Johnson T, Kolahi K, Husak L, Hoekzema N. Irreducible Monteggia fracture: interposed radial nerve and capsule. JSES Open Access. 2017 Jun; 1(2):85-89. PMID: 30675545.
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    4. Fuchs B, Hoekzema N, Larson DR, Inwards CY, Sim FH. Osteosarcoma of the pelvis: outcome analysis of surgical treatment. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2009 Feb; 467(2):510-8. PMID: 18855090.
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    5. Hoekzema N, Torchia M, Adkins M, Cassivi SD. Posterior sternoclavicular joint dislocation. Can J Surg. 2008 Feb; 51(1):E19-20. PMID: 18248716.
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    6. Ali MH, Hoekzema NA, Bakleh M, Shin AY, Osmon DR. The microbiology and risk of infection following open, agricultural upper extremity injuries. J Hand Surg Am. 2008 Jan; 33(1):87-93. PMID: 18261671.
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