Peter Hoepfner, MD

2017-11-22T09:30:22+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|

Peter Hoepfner, MD

Specialties
  • Elbow
  • Hand
  • Shoulder
Board Certifications
  • Certificate in Evaluation of Disability and Impairment Ratings
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Surgery of the Hand

To Make an Appointment

Call 847-247-4000 or complete our online form to request an appointment

Practice Locations

Libertyville Physician Offices
720 Florsheim Drive
Libertyville, IL 60048

Phone: 847-247-4000

Fax: 847-234-2090

Grayslake Physician Offices
1275 E. Belvidere Rd.
Suite #150
Grayslake, IL 60030

Phone: 847-247-4000

Lake Bluff Physician Offices
101 Waukegan Rd
Suite 990
Lake Bluff, IL 60044

Phone: 847-247-4000

Fax: 847-234-2090


Affiliated Hospitals

  • Advocate Condell Medical Center
  • Evanston Hospital - NorthShore University Health System
  • Glenbrook Hospital - NorthShore University Health System
  • Hawthorn Surgical Center
  • Highland Park Hospital - NorthShore University Health System
  • Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
  • Skokie Hospital - NorthShore University Health System

Meet Peter Hoepfner

Biography

Dr. Hoepfner is dual board-certified in orthopaedic surgery and in hand and upper extremity surgery. He has published numerous articles in leading medical journals and serves as an instructor of hand injuries for the national hand surgery organization where he teaches the most current techniques in treating complex wrist, elbow and shoulder injuries. Dr. Hoepfner was on the Northwestern University Medical School faculty and holds a patent for an implant in thumb arthritis. Whether using a surgical or nonsurgical approach, the appropriate treatment is tailored to each patient. As an expert in open and arthroscopic surgery, Dr. Hoepfner also specializes in carpal tunnel release, cubital tunnel release, sports injuries, fractures, dislocations, arthritis, tennis elbow, and complex elbow and wrist reconstruction. He also has specialized experience with complicated surgical reconstructions for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. In many difficult cases, he has enhanced his patient’s quality of life and independence. With a focus on restoring function and eliminating pain with the newest, least invasive methods possible, Dr. Hoepfner is often referred complicated upper extremity cases from other orthopedic surgeons. He performs all of his own surgeries and is one of the few surgeons in the Chicago area who performs total wrist replacements. Dr. Hoepfner also offers injections with platelet-rich plasma to stimulate tissue healing. Board-certified in the evaluation of disability and impairment, Dr. Hoepfner is known to provide highly respected opinions when performing independent medical evaluations at the request of the medico-legal community.

Additional Areas of Expertise

Philosophy of Care

I recognize that each patient brings a very unique and interesting condition that requires a thoughtful, personalized approach and solution.

Education

Medical School

Medical College of Wisconsin

Internship

General Surgery

Northwestern University School of Medicine

Residency

Orthopaedic Surgery

Northwestern University School of Medicine

Fellowship

Hand/Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery

Brown University School of Medicine, Providence RI

Appointments

  • Faculty for the Comprehensive Review Course of Orthopaedics and Upper Extremity in Chicago July 2014
    • Spoke on “Treatment of Metacarpal and Phalangeal Fracture” as well as “Dislocations and Ligament Injuries in the Hand”
    • Part of national leading hand surgery faculty teaching course for international audience of hand and orthopaedic surgeons.
  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 2004-2008
  • Clinical Instructor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI, 2003-2004

Curriculum Vitae

See my Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

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