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Christopher E. Wottowa, MD


About This Provider

Dr. Wottowa specializes in treating injuries and conditions that affect the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. He is a member of local, state and national medical associations.

Board certified in both orthopedic surgery and surgery of the hand, Dr. Wottowa has been with Springfield Clinic since 1996. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois Medical School and completed his orthopedic surgery residency with SIU School of Medicine. Following residency, Dr. Wottowa received fellowship training in hand and upper extremity surgery at the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY. Associated with Cornell University Medical School, Special Surgery is ranked as one of the best orthopedic hospitals in the world.

Top 1% Patient Experience

This provider ranks in the top 1% nationally in patient experience, based on scores from the "Care Provider Overall" question on surveys completed with Press Ganey.



  • University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL


  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL


  • Hand Service, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery of the Hand
  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Memberships

  • Illinois State Medical Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Sangamon County Medical Society