Nicholas Iannuzzi, M.D.

Associate Professor
Chief, Orthopaedic Surgery, Puget Sound VA

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 2000-2004
Medical School
University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, 2005-2009
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2009-2010
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2010-2014
Curtis National Hand Center, Balitmore, MD, 2014-2015
Board Certification
American Board of Orthopaedics, Board Certified 2017
Washington State Medical License , 2014
ACLS Certification, 2014

Dr. Iannuzzi is a UW Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. He is an Orthopaedic Surgeon at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System and at the University of Washington Medical Center and Bone & Joint Clinic. In addition to general orthopaedics, he specializes in surgery of the hand and upper extremities.

Dr. Iannuzzi earned his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and his M.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He first came to the UW as a resident with the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. After residency, he completed a fellowship at the Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

Patient Care Philosophy

As a physician, I believe that communication between the patient and provider is of the utmost importance. My primary goal is to help you get back to the activities you love. With that said, I want to make sure we have the same goals in mind, and I want to provide you with an understanding of what your surgery and recovery will entail.

Clinical Interests

Interest in treating fractures and nerve and tendon injuries about the hand, wrist, and elbow. Interest in treating arthritis throughout the entire upper extremity.

Personal Interests

Hiking, mountain biking, climbing, camping.

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 (PubMed Listings)

Peer Reviewed Publications

Iannuzzi NP, Higgins JP. Arterial thrombosis of the hand. J Hand Surg Am. Accepted for publication.

Iannuzzi NP, Kollitz KM, Huang JI. Acute distal radioulnar joint instability in adults: A critical analysis review. J Bone Joint Surg Rev. Accepted for publication.

Iannuzzi NP, Leopold SS.  In Brief: The Mason classification of radial head fractures. 2012; 470(6): 1799-802.

Regan C, Iannuzzi N, Parekh SG.  Tibial shaft fracture with concomitant syndesmotic injury: a case report.  Foot Ankle Int.  2009; 30(12): 1225-8.

Iannuzzi N, Dahners L.  Excision and advancement in the treatment of comminuted olecranon fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2009; 23: 226-8.


Moon E, Iannuzzi NP, Hanel DP.  “Comparison of Three Injection Techniques for Ulnar Nerve Blocks at the Wrist: A Cadaveric Study.”  
Best Poster in Hand and Wrist, AAOS Annual Meeting, 2012


Grand Rounds 2013
Evaluation, Management, and Outcomes of Pelvic Ring Injuries
University of Washington, Seattle, WA


Research Interests

Clinical research in hand and upper extremity surgery including prevention of complications and patient-centered outcome studies.

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