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

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

253 Ratings

Christopher John Tuohy, M.D.

Assistant Professor,

Clinical Interests

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

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New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-8092
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, Orthopaedic Surgery, Surgery of the Hand


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

NPI Number

  • 1578574042
Christopher John Tuohy, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

253 Ratings

Christopher John Tuohy, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics
Center for Comparative Medicine Research

Research Interests

health services, research/outc

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Academic: 336-716-9351 | Department: 336-716-8200

Recent Publications

Vidt ME, Santago AC II, Hegedus EJ, Marsh AP, Tuohy CJ, Poehling GG, Freehill MT, Miller ME, Saul KR. Can self-report instruments of shoulder function capture functional differences in older adults with and without a rotator cuff tear?. J Electromyogr Kinesiol. 2015;():.

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. A randomized trial of diagnostic ultrasound to improve outcomes in focal neuropathies. Muscle Nerve. 2015;52(5):746-753.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics

Clinical Interests

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

Christopher John Tuohy, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics
Center for Comparative Medicine Research

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Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

Christopher John Tuohy, M.D.253 Ratings


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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.

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