Christopher John Tuohy, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

177 Ratings

Christopher John Tuohy, M.D.

Associate Professor,

Clinical Interests

Shoulder and Elbow Replacement, Arthroscopy of the shoulder/elbow/wrist, Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Instability, Orthopaedics, Hand Surgery

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New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
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Department: 336-716-8200

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Education & Training

  • B.S., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1993
  • M.D., Wake Forest University, 2001
  • Internship, Surgery, Albert Einstein Med Ctr, 2002
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, Albert Einstein Med Ctr, 2006
  • Fellowship, Hand and Microvascular Surgery, Vanderbilt Univ Medical School, 2007
  • Fellowship, Shoulder and Elbow, Thomas Jefferson University, 2008

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hand Surgery
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Am Academy Of Orthopaedic Surg
  • NC Soc for Surg of the Hand
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • North Carolina Orthopedic Assn
  • Am Soc Of Surgery Of The Hand

NPI Number

  • 1578574042
Christopher John Tuohy, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

177 Ratings

Christopher John Tuohy, M.D.

Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Research Interests

Rotator Cuff; Neuromuscular Agents; Tendons; Shoulder Joint; Tendon Injuries
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Recent Publications

Can self-report instruments of shoulder function capture functional differences in older adults with and without a rotator cuff tear?. Vidt ME, Santago AC II, Hegedus EJ, Marsh AP, Tuohy CJ, Poehling GG, Freehill MT, Miller ME, Saul KR.. J Electromyogr Kinesiol. 2016;29():90-99.

Assessments of fatty infiltration and muscle atrophy from a single magnetic resonance image slice are not predictive of 3-dimensional measurements. Vidt ME, Santago AC II, Tuohy CJ, Poehling GG, Freehill MT, Kraft RA, Marsh AP, Hegedus EJ, Miller ME, Saul KR.. Arthroscopy. 2016;32(1):128-139.

The effects of a rotator cuff tear on activities of daily living in older adults: a kinematic analysis. Vidt ME, Santago AC II, Marsh AP, Hegedus EJ, Tuohy CJ, Poehling GG, Freehill MT, Miller ME, Saul KR.. J Biomech. 2016;49(4):611-617.

MRI-arthroscopy correlation of the wrist: a primer for radiologists. Torabi M, Martell B, Tuohy C, Lenchik L.. Curr Radiol Rep. 2016;4():9.

Quantitative analysis of three-dimensional distribution and clustering of intramuscular fat in muscles of the rotator cuff. Santago AC II, Vidt ME, Tuohy CJ, Poehling GG, Freehill MT, Jordan JH, Kraft RA, Saul KR.. Ann Biomed Eng. 2016;44(7):2158-2167.

A randomized trial of diagnostic ultrasound to improve outcomes in focal neuropathies. Cartwright MS, Griffin LP, Dowlen H, Bargoil JM, Caress JB, Li ZJ, Defranzo AJ Jr, Wiesler ER, Tuohy CJ, Balakrishnan N, Molnar JA, Baute V, Koman LA, Poehling GG, Walker FO.. Muscle Nerve. 2015;52(5):746-753.

Age-related changes affect rat rotator cuff muscle function. Plate JF, Pace LA, Seyler TM, Moreno RJ, Smith TL, Tuohy CJ, Mannava S.. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2014;23(1):91-98.

Advanced age diminishes tendon-to-bone healing in a rat model of rotator cuff repair. Plate JF, Brown PJ, Walters J, Clark JA, Smith TL, Freehill MT, Tuohy CJ, Stitzel JD, Mannava S.. Am J Sports Med. 2014;42(4):859-868.

Treatment of palmar hyperhidrosis with botulinum neurotoxin A. Mannava S, Mannava KA, Nazir OF, Plate JF, Smith BP, Koman LA, Tuohy CJ.. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2013;38(2):398-400.

Rotator cuff injuries in professional and recreational athletes. Plate JF, Haubruck P, Walters J, Mannava S, Smith BP, Smith TL, Tuohy CJ.. J Surg Orthop Adv. 2013;22(2):134-142.

The science of rotator cuff tears: translating animal models to clinical recommendations using simulation analysis. Mannava S, Plate JF, Tuohy CJ, Seyler TM, Whitlock PW, Curl WW, Smith TL, Saul KR.. Knee Surg Traumatol Arthrosc. 2013;21(7):1610-1619.

Age-related degenerative functional, radiographic, and histological changes of the shoulder in nonhuman primates. Plate JF, Bates CM, Mannava S, Smith TL, Jorgensen MJ, Register TC, Stehle JR, High KP, Shively CA, Kaplan JR, Saul KR, Tuohy CJ.. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2013;22(8):1019-1029.

Botulinum neurotoxin A injections influence stretching of the gastrocnemius muscle-tendon unit in an animal model. Haubruck P, Mannava S, Plate JF, Callahan MF, Wiggins WF, Schmidmaier G, Tuohy CJ, Saul KR, Smith TL.. Toxins. 2012;4(8):605-619.

Chemical denervation with botulinum neurotoxin a improves the surgical manipulation of the muscle-tendon unit: an experimental study in an animal model. Mannava S, Callahan MF, Trach SM, Wiggins WF, Smith BP, Koman LA, Smith TL, Tuohy CJ.. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2011;36(2):222-231.

Hand and body radiation exposure with the use of mini C-arm fluoroscopy. Tuohy CJ, Weikert DR, Watson JT, Lee DH.. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2011;36(4):632-638.

Contributions of neural tone to in vivo passive muscle-tendon unit biomechanical properties in a rat rotator cuff animal model. Mannava S, Wiggins WF, Saul KR, Stitzel JD, Smith BP, Koman LA, Smith TL, Tuohy CJ.. Ann Biomed Eng. 2011;39(7):1914-1924.

Postural dependence of passive tension in the supraspinatus following rotator cuff repair: a simulation analysis. Saul KR, Hayon S, Smith TL, Tuohy CJ, Mannava S.. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2011;26(8):804-810.

Evaluation of in vivo rotator cuff muscle function after acute and chronic detachment of the supraspinatus tendon: an experimental study in an animal model. Mannava S, Plate JF, Whitlock PW, Callahan MF, Seyler TM, Koman LA, Smith TL, Tuohy CJ.. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011;93(18):1702-1711.

Recent advances for the management of Raynaud phenomenon using botulinum neurotoxin A. Mannava S, Plate JF, Stone AV, Smith TL, Smith BP, Koman LA, Tuohy CJ.. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2011;36(10):1708-1710.

Complex regional pain syndrome after hand surgery. Li Z, Smith BP, Tuohy C, Smith TL, Koman LA.. Hand Clin. 2010;26(2):281-289.

Sonography of the coracohumeral interval: a potential technique for diagnosing coracoid impingement. Tracy MR, Trella TA, Nazarian LN, Tuohy CJ, Williams GR.. J Ultrasound Med. 2010;29(3):337-341.

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Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Interests

Shoulder and Elbow Replacement, Arthroscopy of the shoulder/elbow/wrist, Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Instability, Orthopaedics, Hand Surgery
Christopher John Tuohy, M.D.

Christopher John Tuohy, M.D.

Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

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Christopher John Tuohy, M.D.177 Ratings


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*Dr. Tuohy was very professional and gave me very good treatment. I drove 3 hrs to see him & chose him to do my surgery because of his expertise.


He's a good doctor. Very impressed with him. Gives good, up-to-date information about my problem. I have a lot of confidence in his advice and instruction.


Dr. Tuohy listens to what I have to say, explains things very well, & involves me in the decisions on my care.


efficient but complete. not rushed


Very good experience.


Good experience.


I chose to see Dr. Tuohy because he came highly recommended by my PCP. He also provided care for my sister and she was extremely pleased with his services.


*Dr. Tuohy replaced my right shoulder 11/3/15. Outstanding success. No problems _____, you are BLESSED to have him. He will do my left shoulder in the future. HE IS A PROGRESSIONAL & A CREDIT TO MEDICINE...


I was very pleased with Dr Tuohy. He has a very professional yet caring bedside manner that gave me confidence in him. He was easy to talk with and did not seem rushed.


*Dr. Tuohy is a grand specialist in his field - caring - proving knowledge & being able to explain in laymen's terms! Great dr.


I have already recommended my sister n law to Dr. Tuohy. She really likes him, She has had surgery herself.


I have a complicated shoulder issue and Dr. Tuohy has provided me with excellent care.


I would recommend that anyone go to that practice and see Dr Tuouy. Very pleasant experience!!


Survey too long and redundant. Excellent group of doctors


Good - seemed to be relaxed, not in a hurry - believe he spent extra time helping me to understand the healing process with my bones -


Can't find enough ways to say how good the experience at Baptist/Wake Forest has been.


Cannot say enough good things concerning my provider and staff


*Dr. Tuohy is an awesome wrist surgeon.


I have already recommended him several times. He is scheduled to operate on one this week.




Nurse *Jennifer - & *Dr. Tuohy are excellent!


*Dr. Tuohy is outstanding!!!


Dr. Touhy spent a great deal of time showing me intraoperative pictures and explaining the surgery he performed. He defined my post surgical limitations explicitly as well as my prognosis for recovery. In addition, his nurse mailed the operative surgical note to me as a source of information until I returned for my 6 week post operative visit. This was very helpful since I could not remember the conversation that took place immediately after surgery due to the effects of anesthesia.


Very good - Will recommend to others.


I have been treated with most respect. I couldn't have been treated better.


Very good.




excellent doctor. poor availability to patient. fair bedside manner.


He is a very good doctor show respect, caring, and he alway ask how your doing. What could he do to help you out. I will be talking other about how great he is


I actually have recommended Dr. Tuohy to 3 friends.


Totally a GOOD experience! Sorry, I originally marked wrong column!


Very profess.


Very pleasant, down to earth very impressed w/*Dr. Tuohy, liked him a lot.


We have the highest esteem for *Dr. Tuohy & staff.


Excellent experience.


I came in for a second opinion. Dr. Tuohy didn't want to do the surgery the first dr. recommended. More conservative approach worked very well for me. So pleased I didn't have surgery I didn't need. Dr. Tuohy was quiet and respectful of my opinions. Have recommended him already to several friends.


My experience with *Dr. Tuohy has been nothing but excellent. He's a fine young man!


Very satisfied with all aspects of care provided by Wake Forest Health


This was a second opinion - so glad I did. It has been 10 days and I am greatly improved.


I saw Dr. Tuohy about shoulder pain to find out treatment alternatives. The information I got was helpful and good and his recommendations took my needs into consideration. I am pursuing the least invasive treatment at this time and will consider more treatment as I evaluate my condition with the passage of time. I am very pleased with Dr. Tuohy at this time.




Very good and helpful.


Very good.


*Dr. Tuchy is professional & personable & has given me the best care possible.


He is a very good doctor. He has been so helpful for me.


Very good.


Dr. Tuohy is the best!


You are lucky to have him. He is wonderful doctor & very understanding.


This doctor is very knowledgable and I trust his judgement. However, he shows almost no capacity for empathy or understanding of patient's problems and pain.


A very excellent doctor.




Good experiences


I have nothing but good to say about the staff.

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