Dr. Jonas 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.
Dr. Jonas 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 Associate 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, clavicle fractures, 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, the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, and the Journal of Knee 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. He is currently a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Rudzki and his wife have three children. He enjoys playing ice hockey, triathlon training, coaching youth soccer, and spending time with his family. EDUCATION Undergraduate: 1995 – B.A., Anthropology Vanderbilt University Graduate: 1996 – M.Sc., Physiology Georgetown University 2000 – M.D., With Distinction The George Washington University School of Medicine Postgraduate: 2000-2001, Orthopaedic Surgery / General Surgery Internship Barnes-Jewish Hospital Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 2001-2005, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Barnes-Jewish Hospital Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 2005-2006, Sports Medicine & Shoulder Fellowship Hospital for Special Surgery Weill Medical College of Cornell University & New York-Presbyterian Hospital New York, New York CERTIFICATION Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2008 PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES American Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - Fellow American Orthopaedic Association – Emerging Leaders Program American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Arthroscopy Association of North America International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee, & Orthopaedic Surgery Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society William Osler Medical Society Washington Orthopaedic Society