Josef Tofte, MD

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hand Surgery and Microsurgery
Josef Tofte, MD


Josef Tofte, MD, is a UW Health orthopedic surgeon. He’s also an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Dr. Tofte surgically treats patients with finger, hand, wrist and elbow concerns. These include birth defects, chronic (long-lasting) conditions and traumatic injuries. As a microsurgery specialist, he uses minimally invasive techniques to repair and reconstruct bone and soft tissue damage.

Dr. Tofte strives to make a positive impact on people’s lives, whether they’re overcoming a long-term condition or recovering from an injury. As a firm believer in active listening, he takes time to learn each patient’s needs and goals. He ensures that they understand their options before working with them to make decisions about their health. Through cutting-edge care, he helps patients manage their conditions and get back to doing what they love.

Outside of work, Dr. Tofte and his wife enjoy biking, skiing, hiking, traveling and spending time with their dogs.

My hope for my patients is that we succeed together in accomplishing whatever goals they set out to achieve.

Languages spoken
  • English

Education & credentials

Medical School
  • Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI

Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center —Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

Areas of expertise