Dr. Wolfort earned a bachelor’s degree in physics and philosophy at Dartmouth College and spent five years in biophysics and molecular biology research at Harvard. He earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia in 1990. Following his general surgery training at Harvard and Johns Hopkins, he completed plastic surgery training with an emphasis on peripheral nerve and craniomaxillofacial surgery at Johns Hopkins under the guidance of renowned peripheral nerve surgeon, A. Lee Dellon, MD.

“I am a mostly reconstructive plastic surgeon with interests in the musician’s hand and peripheral nerve problems. My training and interests have allowed me to apply the necessary and individualized attention to detail for each patient who I am privileged to meet.” — Dr. Sean Wolfort

In 1999, Dr. Wolfort completed a hand and microvascular surgery fellowship under Joseph Upton, MD at Harvard (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center). As his father did before him, he then spent significant time in academic medicine and has taught and worked in private practice on the East Coast. In 2016, he moved his family to Arizona to serve at Banner University Medical Center as a full-time faculty member before opening his own practice.

Selected as one of the nation’s Most Compassionate Doctors, Dr. Wolfort has published extensively and has a continued passion for research which remains an important part of his current practice.

Another unique aspect of Dr. Wolfort’s background is his skill and experience as a musician. Raised in Boston, his paths crossed with some of rock and roll’s biggest names. He started playing guitar at a young age, spending time in and around popular bands, and picked up many bad overuse and postural habits while playing the electric guitar. While studying classical guitar after his surgical training, he decided to apply his knowledge and training to the instrumentalist musician. He has treated pop, rock, jazz, and classical musicians throughout his career. It’s his unique understanding of the physiology of musical performance that has led to his nationally recognized role in diagnosing and treating nerve issues in both amateur and professional musicians.

A resident of Ahwatukee, Dr. Wolfort keeps busy in his off-hours keeping up with his two children and his love of music.