DR. GERALD WOLFF
BSc, MD, FRCPC
Dr. Wolff has been a physiatrist (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation) at the Ottawa Hospital since 2009. He is an assistant professor with the University of Ottawa and the former Program Director for the PM&R training program. He completed his medical degree at Queen's University in 2004 and his residency in PM&R at the University of Ottawa.
Dr. Wolff is the co-founder and co-director of the Peripheral Nerve Trauma Clinic along with a plastic surgeon, Dr. Kirsty Boyd. This is a multi-disciplinary clinic that evaluates patients with complex nerve injuries. This clinic focuses on patients with peripheral nerve injuries and determines whether surgical intervention is required. The rewiring of the nervous system with nerve transfers can lead to significantly improved outcomes in appropriate patients.
Together, Dr. Wolff and Dr. Boyd performed the first nerve transfers in Canada to restore hand function in a patient with a spinal cord injury. They have presented this work nationally and internationally and have received research funding to study these procedures.
Research interests: peripheral nerve trauma, patient assessment in peripheral nerve injuries, nerve transfers in tetraplegia