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Jonas R. Rudzki, MD

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Dr. Jonas R. Rudzki is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine, with a concentration on conditions and injuries of the shoulder, knee, and elbow. He has been an Attending Surgeon at Washington Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine since August 2006 and serves as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at The George Washington University School of Medicine.

Dr. Rudzki’s research interests include rotator cuff injuries and surgical repairs, shoulder injury in overhead athletes, cartilage biology and transplantation, and trauma outcomes research. His research efforts have resulted in more than 20 publications and led to presentations and lectures at national and international conferences. Dr. Rudzki serves on the Evaluation Committee of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the AAOS Board of Councilors. Active in the evaluation of current research, he serves as a Consultant Reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine and the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. His research experience, academic interests, and commitment to clinical excellence shape his approach to care with a focus on individualizing treatment for patients to fit their unique lifestyles and injury patterns.

Dr. Rudzki completed his fellowship on the Sports Medicine & Shoulder Service at the world-renowned Hospital for Special Surgery in New York after his residency at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital of Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.

Dr. Rudzki and his wife have three children. He enjoys triathlon training, playing ice hockey, coaching youth soccer, and spending time with his family.

Practice Experience

  • Attending Surgeon – Washington Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
    August, 2006 – Present
  • Clinical Assistant Professor – Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    The George Washington University School of Medicine - 2008 – Present
  • Clinical Instructor – Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    The George Washington University School of Medicine - 2006 – 2008
  • Clinical Instructor – Sports Medicine & Shoulder Service
    Hospital for Special Surgery / Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY
    August, 2005 – July, 2006

Education

  • Doctor of Medicine,  The George Washington University  1996-2000
  • Master of Science,  Georgetown University   1995-1996
  • Bachelor of Arts,  Vanderbilt University  1991-1995

Professional Training

  • Fellowship, Sports Medicine & Shoulder Service – 2005-2006
    Hospital for Special Surgery / Weill Medical College of Cornell University & New York-Presbyterian Hospital  -  New York, NY
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery – 2001-2005
    Barnes-Jewish Hospital / Washington University School of Medicine  -  St. Louis, Mo.
  • Surgical Internship, General Surgery & Orthopaedic Surgery – 2000-2001
    Barnes-Jewish Hospital / Washington University School of Medicine  -  St. Louis, Mo.

Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Honors & Awards

  • Leadership Fellows Program, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – 2010-2011
  • Educator of the Year, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery – Washington, D.C. – 2010
    The George Washington University School of Medicine
  • Top Doctor, Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine – Washington, D.C. – 2010
    Washingtonian Magazine
  • EOA Founder’s Award for Research – Co-author - Victoria, BC  –  2007
    Eastern Orthopaedic Association
  • Charles S. Neer Award Nominee – Lead author - Rosemont, Ill.  –  2006
    American Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons
  • Synthes Resident Education Scholarship Grant - Amelia Island, Fla.  –  2004
    Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  • AOA-OREF-Zimmer Resident Leadership Forum Delegate - Boston, Mass.  –  2004
    American Orthopaedic Association
  • Resident Education Scholarship – Rosemont, Ill. –  2003
    Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Caring Spirit Award – St. Louis, Mo.  –  2001
    Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • Julius S. Neviaser Award in Orthopaedic Surgery – Washington, D.C.  –  2000
    The George Washington University School of Medicine
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society – Washington, D.C.  –  1999
    The George Washington University School of Medicine
  • W.T. Gill, Jr. Research Fellow – Washington, D.C. –  1997
    Department of Pathology, Children’s National Medical Center
  • William Beaumont Medical Research Honor Society – Washington, D.C.  –  1997
    The George Washington University School of Medicine
  • Bronze Medal of Valor – Montgomery County, Md.  –  1992
    Dept. of Fire and Rescue Services 
  • Congratulatory Resolution – Annapolis, Md.  –  1991
    Maryland State House of Delegates 
  • Firefighter of the Year – Montgomery County, Md.  –  1991        
    Chief’s Committee on Volunteer Fire & Rescue Services 

Hospital Privileges

  • Bethesda Chevy Chase Surgery Center
  • Sibley Memorial Hospital
  • George Washington University Hospital

Professional Team & Sporting Event Coverage

  • Assistant Team Physician, New York Mets Baseball Club
    August 2005 – July 2006
  • Associate Team Physician, Washington Nationals Baseball Club
    February 2007 – October 2008
  • Associate Team Physician, Washington Mystics Basketball Team
    April 2007 – 2008
  • Head Team Physician, Washington Mystics Basketball Team
    2008 – Present
  • Associate Team Physician, Washington Capitals Hockey Club
    2007 – Present
  • Orthopaedic Consultant, WNBA All-Star Game, 2007
  • Medical Staff, NCAA Frozen Four Ice Hockey Championship, 2009

Orthopaedic Journal Consultant Reviewer

  • American Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery – American
  • Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research

Professional Society Membership

  • American Orthopaedic Association – Emerging Leaders Program
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Washington Orthopaedic Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • William Osler Medical Society

Professional Committee & Leadership Positions

  • Evaluation Committee, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2010-2013
  • Board of Councilors, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2010-1013
  • President, Washington Orthopaedic Society 2010-2011
  • Continuing Medical Education Committee, Sibley Memorial Hospital 2009 - Present
  • Technology Committee, Arthroscopy Association of North America 2009 - Present
  • Invasive Procedures Committee, Sibley Memorial Hospital 2008-2009
  • Orthopaedic Executive Committee, Sibley Memorial Hospital 2008 - Present

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Dr. Rudzki's Updates

Jonas R. Rudzki MD listed as a Top Orthopaedist in 2014 Washingtonian
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Jonas R. Rudzki MD listed as a Top Sports Medicine Doctor in 2014 Washingtonian
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Dr. Rudzki served on panel at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
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