Dr. John Loftus

Jon Loftus, MD

Hand & Wrist Microsurgery

Education and Training

Undergraduate: BS, Pre-Medical, Boston College, 1981
Medical School: MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine, 1985
Residencies: Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, 1985-1989; Plastics - McGill University, Montreal Quebec, 1989-1991
Fellowship: Hand, SUNY Syracuse, 1991-1992

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery – Subspecialty in Hand Surgery

Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital
  • Crouse Hospital
  • Upstate Orthopedics Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Harrison Outpatient Surgery Center

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, SUNY Upstate Medical University

Professional Affiliations and Awards

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Fellowship Directors Committee
  • Director of Hand Surgery, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Upstate Medical University
  • Operations and Morale Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Upstate Medical University
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Boston College

Clinical Interests

  • Hand surgery and reconstructive/nerve microsurgery; trauma/orthopedic surgery.

Publications

  1. Loftus, J., Gilardino, S.M., Brutus, J.P., “Repair of symptomatic extremity muscle herniation with synthetic mesh,” J Plastic Reconstructive Surg., Jan 2009; 123(1):44e-45e.
  2. Loftus, J., Brutus, J.P., “Gerdy's Tubercle as a source of cancellous bone graft for surgery of the upper extremity: Description of technique,” J Hand Surgery, Jan 2006; 31(1):147-149.
  3. Loftus, J., Katz, D.A., Green, J.K., “Capsuloligamentous restraints to dorsal and palmar carpal translation,” J Hand Surgery, Jul 2003; 28(4): 610-613.
  4. Loftus, J., Palmer, A.K., “Wrist Arthroscopy,” Ch. 14 in The Wrist: Diagnosis And Operative Treatment, Eds.: Cooney, W.P., Linscheid, R.L., Dobyns, J.H., Mayo Clinic Division of Hand Surgery, 1998; 1: pp. 285-307.
  5. Loftus, J., Palmer, A.K., “Disorders of the Distal Radioulnar Joint and Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex: An Overview” Ch. 21 in The Wrist and Its Disorders, Ed. Lichtman, A., 1997; 2nd Ed.: pp: 385-414.

Presentations

  1. Loftus, J., “Traumatic dorsal radiocarpal dislocation: The pathoanatomy and a biomechanical analysis,” Poster Presentation, American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, Oct 2002
  2. Loftus, J., “Difficult soft tissue coverage case presentation panel, faculty,” American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, Oct 2002.
  3. Discusser of articles at the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Annual Meeting, Baltimore, 2001.
  4. Discusser of articles at the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 2000.
  5. “Distal radial ulnar joint arthroscopy,” Presentation at the American Association for Hand Surgery, Kamuela, HI, 1999.
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