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Anastasios PapadonikolakisWake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.9 out of 5

133 Ratings

Anastasios Papadonikolakis

Assistant Professor,

Clinical Interests

Shoulder Replacement (Anatomic, Reverse or Hemi Arthroplasty), Arthroscopy of the shoulder/elbow/wrist, Upper Extremity Injury and Pathology, Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Instability, Orthopaedics

Contact Information

Returning Patient Appointments: 336-802-2250
Department: 336-716-8200

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Additional Languages

German, Greek

Education & Training

  • M.D., Ioannina University School of Medicine, 1999
  • Ph.D., Ioannina University School of Medicine, 2005
  • Internship, Surgery, WFUSM Affiliated Hsps, 2006
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, WFUSM Affiliated Hsps, 2010
  • Fellowship, Shoulder and Elbow, University of Washington, 2011

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Amer Shoulder & Elbow Society
  • Int'l Soc Arthro Knee Surg Ort
  • Am Academy Of Orthopaedic Surg
  • North Carolina Orthopedic Assn
  • Arthroscopy Assn Of North Amer

NPI Number

  • 1851587778
Anastasios Papadonikolakis

Doctor Rating

4.9 out of 5

133 Ratings

Anastasios Papadonikolakis

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Research Interests

Radius Fractures; Elbow Joint; Wrist Joint; Shoulder Joint; Fracture Fixation, Internal
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Contact Information

Department: 336-716-8200

Recent Publications

Peripheral nerve injury after elbow arthroscopy: an analysis of risk factors. Jinnah AH, Luo TD, Wiesler ER, Li Z, Poehling GG, Tuohy CJ, Graves BR, Freehill MT, Papadonikolakis A.. Arthroscopy. 2018;34(5):1447-1452.

Arthroscopic reduction and fixation of transverse intra-articular glenoid fractures with scapular extension. Papadonikolakis A.. Arthrosc Tech. 2017;6(3):e879-e885.

Arthroscopic release of adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder complicated with shoulder dislocation and brachial plexus injury. Nunez FA, Papadonikolakis A, Li Z.. J Surg Orthop Adv. 2016;25(2):114-116.

Arthroscopic debridement for osteochondral injury of the elbow trochlea: a case report with a long-term follow-up. Wiesler ER, Sarlikiotis T, Rogers S, Papadonikolakis A, Poehling GG.. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2011;20(2):e18-e22.

Avoiding catastrophic complications of stroke and death related to shoulder surgery in the sitting position. Papadonikolakis A, Wiesler ER, Olympio MA, Poehling GG.. Arthroscopy. 2008;24(4):481-482.

Pronator quadratus space and compartment syndrome after low-energy fracture of the distal radius: a case report. Chloros GD, Papadonikolakis A, Ginn S, Wiesler ER.. J Surg Orthop Adv. 2008;17(2):102-106.

Changes in impairment and function after static progressive splinting for stiffness after distal radius fracture. Lucado AM, Li Z, Russell GB, Papadonikolakis A, Ruch DS.. J Hand Ther. 2008;21(4):319-325.

Correlation of high-resolution ultrasonographic findings with the clinical symptoms and electrodiagnostic data in carpal tunnel syndrome [letter]. Chloros GD, Papadonikolakis A, Themistocleous GS.. Ann Plast Surg. 2007;59(3):351-352.

Digital ischemia due to essential thrombocythemia: a case report. Papadonikolakis A, Chloros GD, Smith BP, Koman LA.. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2007;32(7):1053-1057.

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Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Interests

Shoulder Replacement (Anatomic, Reverse or Hemi Arthroplasty), Arthroscopy of the shoulder/elbow/wrist, Upper Extremity Injury and Pathology, Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Instability, Orthopaedics
Anastasios Papadonikolakis

Anastasios Papadonikolakis

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Doctor Rating

4.9 out of 5

Anastasios Papadonikolakis133 Ratings


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Dr. P was awesome! I never go to the doc and this was a 2nd opinion visit based on a lesser experience elsewhere. I am glad I made the choice to get the 2nd opinion.


*Dr. Papadonikolakis was always very prompt & willing to answer all my questions!


Dr. P is gentle, caring , and a confident physician. I am confident in his ability to repair my rotator cuff to the best of his ability.


Excellent Dr. and excellent hospital.


I love Dr. Papa, he did a excellent job on my broken wrist according to what others say about the healing time for my injury. I am basically pain free unless I overdo using the hand. Would recommend him to anyone.


I already recommended


overall pleased with him. Still working on diagnosis. still having unexplained problem.


Excellent experience. I am confident of the upcoming surgery.


Dr. Papa treats his patients like family. He will walk you to xray, lab, etc. Great disposition.


Dr. P and his staff are GREAT!!!


*Dr. P. is one of the best dr. I ever had.




Can't pronounce his last name, but pleased with Dr. P


Dr. P was very through about letting me know and making sure I understood all my options for my plan of care. He was also very respectful to my decision. Then we, in detail, discussed the pan of care and he answered any and all questions I had. After I left I realized I had more questions and I emailed him through and he responded to me in a very short time and I then had all the answers I needed. I am very thankful for all the time he took with me; not just talking to me but actually physically examining the injury so that we both understood my pain and problems/concerns/complaints of pain so that we felt comfortable moving forward.


*Dr. Papadonikolakis was great!!!


*Dr. P. is super - Very concerned & helpful - Excellent surgeon.


She had done her homework concerning my condition!


Alreadi recommended to friends.


Thankful for the doctor help me through this time.

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