jeffrey a. greenberg, MD

Jeffrey A. Greenberg, MDphysician

Dr. Greenberg earned his undergraduate degree with honors from Grinnell College in 1980. He remains an active alumnus having served as President of the Alumni Association and as a member of the Board of Trustees. After receiving his master’s degree in human anatomy from Ohio State University in 1982 he went on to obtain his medical degree with honors from George Washington University. His general surgery internship and orthopaedic surgery residency were completed at the State University of New York at Syracuse. Dr. Greenberg was an Indiana Hand Center fellow from 1991 to 1992 and joined the practice in 1993. He maintains his board certification in orthopedic surgery through the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and has his Certificate of Added Qualifications in hand surgery.

Dr. Greenberg’s specialty interest include reconstructive surgery of the upper extremity with emphasis on the wrist and shoulder. He has great interest in arthroscopic treatment and has participated on the teaching faculty for the AAOS and ASSH wrist arthroscopy courses. In addition, Dr. Greenberg continues to be actively involved in scientific research, writing and teaching. His research on a new method for biceps tendon repair led to a new surgical technique. He holds a patent for a wrist replacement device that he has developed. He is an active faculty member on numerous courses focusing on teaching hand and upper extremity reconstruction to surgeons nationally and worldwide. He has been the chairman for many courses held at annual meetings and has also written numerous book chapters and articles. He has been an associate editor for the Journal of Hand Surgery as well as the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. In addition to his teaching activities at The Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center, he holds a clinical teaching appointment at Indiana University. He is actively involved with the American Society for Surgery of the Hand as well as the American Association for Hand Surgery, serving on a variety of committees, on the foundation boards for both societies and coordinating academic sessions and scientific presentations. In addition, he is an active volunteer and has done medical missions to under-served areas including India, Guatemala, Honduras and Northeastern Arizona.

Dr. Greenberg is married and has two daughters. His outside interest includes golf (serving as chairman of the golf committee and as a member of the Board of Directors at Crooked Stick Golf Club), fishing, woodworking and home remodeling. Many of his woodworking projects have appeared in print in the Journal of Hand Surgery.

Dr. Greenberg can see patients at the following locations

More Information on Jeffrey A. Greenberg, MD

  • Greenberg JA and Jones K. Hypergravity induced changes in mouse thymus. Ohio Journal of Science 1981; 81: 51.
  • Greenberg JA. The presidency syndrome (letter). Journal of Medical Education, July 11, 1986.
  • Greenberg JA and Lockwood RC. Elastofibroma dorsi. PGY: Practical Issues for the Orthopaedic Resident, February 11, 1989.
  • Greenberg JA and Lockwood RC: Elastofibroma dorsi: A case report and review of the literature. Orthopaedic Review, 1989 March; 18(3): 329-33.
  • Greenberg JA. Tips of the trade #36. Measurement of intramedullary rod distal locking screws. Orthopaedic Review, 1991 May; 20(5): 460-463.
  • Greenberg JA and Mosher JF, Jr. Gore-Tex interpositional arthroplasty for trapeziometacarpal arthritis. Orthopaedic Transactions 1991; 151: 52.
  • Chamberlain BC, Mosher JF, Jr., Levinsohn EM, Greenberg JA. Subperiosteal osteoid osteoma of the hamate: A case report. Journal of Hand Surgery [Am], 1992 May; 17(3): 462-465.
  • Greenberg JA and Mosher JF, Jr. Distal ulnar neuropathy: coexisting anatomic variants. Journal of Hand Surgery [Am], 1992 March; 17(2): 303-305.
  • Kleinman, WB, Greenberg JA. Salvage of the failed Darrach procedure. Journal of Hand Surgery [Am}, 1995 November; 20(6): 951-958.
  • Greenberg JA and Mosher JF, Jr. X-ray changes after Gore-tex interpositional arthroplasty-evidence for “particulate synovitis”. Orthopaedic Transactions 1995; 192: 422.
  • Greenberg JA. Gore-tex interpositional arthroplasty. A case report: a study and words of caution. The Indiana Hand Center Newsletter, 1995; 1(5): 13-14, 21.
  • Greenberg JA, Mosher JF, Jr., Fatti JF. X-ray changes after expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (Gore-Tex) interpositional arthroplasty. Journal of Hand Surgery [Am] 1997, 22(4):658-663.
  • Greenberg JA. Flexor digitorum profundus tendon grafting (extrasynovial donor tendons). Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics, 1998 April; 8(2): 98-105.
  • Schmidt CC, Kohut GN, Greenberg JA, Kann SE, Idler RS and Kiefhaber TR. The anconeus muscle flap: its anatomy and clinical applications. Journal of Hand Surgery [Am], 1999 March 24(2): 359-369.
  • Greenberg JA. Management of distal biceps tendon ruptures. The Indiana Hand Center Newsletter, 1999; 3(1): 2-9.
  • Greenberg JA, Fernandez JJ, Wang T, Turner C. EndoButton®- assisted repair of distal biceps tendon ruptures. Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, 2003 September/October 12(5) 484-490.
  • Greenberg JA, Yanagida H, Werner FW, Short WA. Wide excision of the distal ulna: Biomechanical Testing of a Salvage Procedure. Journal of Hand Surgery [Am], 2003 January 28A: 105-110.
  • Chrysopoulous MT, Greenberg JA, and Kleinman WB: The Hypothenar Fat Pad Flap: A
  • Modified Surgical Technique. Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery 10(3):150-156, 2006.
  • Greenberg JA, Sotereanos D: Achilles allograft interposition for failed Darrach distal ulna resections. Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery 12(2):121-125, 2008.
  • Greenberg JA, Thomas AD: Use of Fluoroscopy in Determing Screw Overshoot in the Dorsal Distal Radius: A Cadaveric Study. Journal of Hand Surgery 34A:248-251, February 2009.
  • Greenberg, JA: Reconstruction of the Distal Ulna: Instability, Impaction, Impingement and Arthrosis. Journal of Hand Surgery 34A:351-356, February 2009.
  • Greenberg, JA: Endobutton repair of distal biceps tendon ruptures. Journal of Hand Surgery
    34A:1541-1548, October 2009.
  • Gaston, RG, Greenberg JA, Baltera RM, Mih A, and Hastings H: Clinical outcomes of scaphoid and triquetral excision with capitolunate arthrodesis versus scaphoid excision and four-corner arthrodesis. Journal of Hand Surgery 34A:1407-12, October 2009.
  • Greenberg JA: Hand Made: Memory of a Fallen Tree – Turned White Pine Bowl. Journal of Hand Surgery 36A:1066, June 2011.
  • Greenberg JA: Hand Made: Hybrid Entertainment Center. Journal of Hand Surgery 36A:1371, August 2011.
  • Greenberg JA: Hand Made: Rocco’s Ashes – Ambrosia Maple Urn. Journal of Hand Surgery 36A:1841, November 2011.
  • Creighton JJ, Greenberg JA. Infections of the hand. In: Kasdan ML (ed): Occupational Hand and Upper Extremity Injuries and Diseases. 2nd Edition, Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus, 1997, pp 201-211.
  • Greenberg JA. Resection of the distal ulna. The Darrach procedure. Atlas of the Hand Clinics, 2000 September; 5(2) pp 19-30.
  • Greenberg JA and Kleinman WB. Salvage of the failed Darrach procedure. In: Gelberman RH (ed): Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery – The Wrist. 2nd Edition Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2002; pp 331-337.
  • Greenberg JA . Triangular fibrocartilage complex and ulnar wrist problems. In: Trumble TE (ed.) Hand Surgery Update, Volume 2, 1999; Rosemont, Illinois: American Society for Surgery of the Hand (AAOS), p 87.
  • Greenberg JA. Percutaneous and limited open treatment of scaphoid fractures. In: Trumble TE and Budoff JE (eds). Wrist and Elbow Reconstruction and Arthroscopy: A Master Skills Publication 1st Edition, 2006; – Rosemont, Illinois: American Society for Surgery of the Hand, pp 237-242.
  • Greenberg JA. Arthroscopic treatment of volar carpal ganglion cysts. In: D. Slutsky and D. Nagle (eds.) Techniques in Wrist and Hand Arthroscopy with DVD. Philadelphia: Elsevier 2007, pp 188-196.
  • Greenberg JA and Slama TG: Osteomyelitis of the Hand and Wrist. In Budoff JE (ed) Fractures of the Upper Extremity: A Master Skills Production. American Society for Surgery of the Hand Publication, 2008, pp 75-88.
  • Greenberg JA and Kleinman WB: Salvage of the Failed Darrach Procedure. In:
  • R Gelberman (ed.) Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: The Wrist. 3rd Edition, Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins 2009, pp 377-383
  • Greenberg JA and Slama TG: Osteomyelitis of the Hand and Wrist. In Budoff JE (Ed.) Fractures of the Upper Extremity: A Master Skills Publication. American Society for Surgery of the Hand 2009, pp 75-88.
  • Greenberg JA, ed.: Complications in Hand Surgery. In: Hand Clinics, Vol. 26, No. 2, May 2010. Philadelphia, Saunders.
  • Greenberg JA: Volar Carpal Ganglion Cysts. In: Savoie F and Field L D (Eds.) The Elbow and Wrist: Advanced Arthroscopy. Philadelphia, Saunders (ElSevier). June 2010.
  • Greenberg JA: Resection Arthroplasty of the Distal Radioulnar Joint. In: Wiesel SW (Ed) Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery. Philadelphia, Lippincot, Williams and Wilkins. June 2010.
  • Greenberg, JA, Calfee RP, Berger, R et al: Fractures and Dislocations: Wrist. In: (Eds) Hammert WC, Calfee RP, Bozentka DJ and Boyer MI (Eds): ASSH Manual of Hand Surgery.
  • Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins 2010, pp 216-254.
  • Greenberg JA, Payne WT: Repair of Distal Biceps Tendon Ruptures: In: (Eds. ) Lee, DH and Neviaser RJ: Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. Philadelphia: ElSevier 2011, pp 851-867.
  • Welsch MA and Greenberg JA: Distal Radioulnar Joint: In: (Eds.) Glickel, S and Bernstein RA: Arthritis of the Hand and Upper Extremity: A Master Skills Publication. Rosemont, Illinois: American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2011, pp 177-190.
  • Bartkiw MJ and Greenberg JA: Hand and Wrist Extensor Tendon Anatomy. In: (Eds.) Diao, E and Mass, DP: Tendon Injuries in the Hand and Upper Extremity: A Master Skills Publication. Rosemont, Illinois: American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2011, pp 15-26.
  • Greenberg JA: Proximal row carpectomy. In: (Ed) Chung, KC: Hand and Wrist Surgery. Philadelphia: ElSevier 2012, pp 817-823.
  • Greenberg JA: Four-Corner Fusion. In: (Ed) Chung, KC: Hand and Wrist Surgery. Philadelphia: ElSevier 2012, pp 824-832
  • Greenberg JA: Totatl Wrist Fusion. In: (Ed) Chung, KC: Hand and Wrist Surgery. Philadelphia: ElSevier 2012, pp 843-849.

Medical School
AOA Medical Honor Society
Upjohn Achievement Award for Scholastic & Personal Achievement

Undergraduate College
Grinnell College
– B.A. with Honors in Biology – 1980
– Dean’s List – 1979 – 1980

American Orthopaedic Association 2009 – present
AO Alumni Association 2006 – present
American Society for Surgery of the Hand 1996 – present
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery 1995 – present
American Association of Orthopaedic Surgery 1997 – present
Mid-America Orthopaedic Association 1997 – present
American Association of Hand Surgeons 2009 – present
New Millenium Hand Club 2004 – present
Indiana Orthopaedic Society 1995 – present
Indianapolis Orthopaedic Society 1995 – present
Indianapolis Medical Society 1994 – present
Indiana State Medical Association 1994 – present
Alpha Omega Alpha 1986 – present
Health Volunteers Overseas Current