Jack Choueka, MD

Upper Extremity Surgeon

jack choueka, md

An award-winning hand surgeon, Dr. Choueka, at The Hand and Upper Extremity Center, provides treatment for all upper extremity disorders. He performs state-of-the-art surgery, including shoulder, elbow and wrist arthroscopy. Dr. Choueka’s extensive knowledge of engineering allows him to provide his patients with the most advanced care and treatments available. His philosophy is to utilize any methods possible to avoid surgery for his patients. However, when absolutely necessary, Dr. Choueka says, “We make the smallest incisions possible and often use arthroscopic techniques to allow patients to get their function back quicker.” He also performs state-of-the-art surgery, including shoulder, elbow and wrist replacements.

The Hand and Upper Extremity Center provides treatment for all disorders of the upper extremity, including carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, trauma, rotator cuff disease, and sports-related shoulder, elbow and wrist problems. The Center provides on-site occupational therapy, physical therapy, fluoroscopy, splinting, injections, casting and X-rays.

Dr. Choueka speaks Hebrew and French.

Dr. Jack Choueka, Chair, Orthopedic Surgery at Maimonides Medical Center

Conditions Commonly Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Broken bones
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Congenital hand problems
  • Nerve injuries
  • Pain in the hands or wrists and elbows
  • Rotator cuff disease
  • Trauma
  • Sports-related shoulder, elbow and wrist problems
  • Tendon injuries

Radio Interview with Dr. Choueka discussing Orthopaedic Surgery and Summer Safety

Education & Training

Dr. Jack Choueka, Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon, evaluating hand with fluoroscopy machine


BS, Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, New York, 1987

MD, Summa Cum Laude, State University of New York Health Science Center, Brooklyn, 1991


Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute, New York, 1992-1997


Bioengineering, Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute, New York, 1993-1994

University of Chicago Hospitals, Illinois, 1997-1998


Physician Recognition Award, Sephardic Friends of Maimonides Medical Center, 2000

Physician of the Year Award, ALEH Foundation, 2001

Days Available

Mondays and Wednesdays.

Research in Progress

  • Effect of NSAIDS and Cox-2 Inhibitors on Human Chondrocyte Production of Matrix Metalloproteinases in an osteoarthritis model
  • Effect of Statins on Human Chondrocyte Apoptosis Induced by Oxidized LDL in an Osteoarthritis Model
  • Flouroscopic Evaluation of the Schapholunate Interval
  • Identification of a safe zone for proximal screw placement in volar plating of distal radius fractures
  • The Impact of Carpal Tunnel on Sleep Quality
  • The Demographics of IMGs currently training in Orthopaedic Surgery
  • GEP New Growth Factor on Cartilage Repair

Hospital Affiliations

  • Maimonides Medical Center
  • New York University School of Medicine
  • Hospital for Joint Diseases
  • Beth Israel Medical Center

Society Membership


Media Appearances

Dr. Choueka discussing an X-ray
  • Pediatric carpal tunnel syndrome, New York One
  • ‘Game-Changing’ Arthritis Drug Blocks Pain Too Well in Some, ABC News, Sept 30, 2010


Contact Jack Choueka, MD

Please contact Dr. Jack Choueka, at (718) 283-7362