Jack Choueka, MD

Chair, Orthopedic Surgery

Maimonides Physician


Orthopedic Surgery [shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand]



About Me

Dr. Jack Choueka is the Chairman of the Orthopedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Services at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Choueka completed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, and his fellowship at the University of Chicago Hospital. Dr. Jack Choueka is President of the New York Society for Surgery of the Hand and former President of the Brooklyn Orthopedic Society. He has received numerous research grants and continually presents his work at national and international meetings. He has published numerous articles on a variety of topics, including rotator cuff repair, flexor tendon repair, and new devices and techniques in orthopedic surgery. 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. If surgery is necessary, minimally-invasive procedures can be performed which allow patients to get their function back quicker. Dr. Choueka has received many honors throughout his career, and is a recent recipient of the Joseph H. Boyes Award for Excellence in Hand Research.

Areas of Expertise

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Bone & Joint Conditions
  • Broken Bones
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Congenital Hand Problems
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Pain in the Hands/Wrists/Elbows
  • Rotator Cuff Disease
  • Sports-Related Shoulder/Elbow/Wrist Problems
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Trauma


  • Arthroscopy
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Flexor Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Wrist Replacement


Medical Degree

State University of New York Downstate


New York University Medical Center


NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases


University of Chicago Hospital


Surgery of the Hand (Orthopedic Surgery)- subspecialty, Orthopedic Surgery


  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • CenterLight
  • Centers Plan
  • Cigna
  • ElderPlan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Empire Plan (United Healthcare)
  • Fidelis
  • Hamaspik
  • HealthFirst
  • Hotel Trades
  • Local 1199
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MetroPlus
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford
  • RiverSpring Health Plans
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • VillageCare Max
  • VNS Choice
  • Wellcare
  • WTC Health Program

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