Jennifer L.M. Manuel, MD

Dr. Manuel graduated summa cum laude from Boston University School of Medicine (Boston, MA). She interned in general surgery and completed her orthopedic surgical residency at Brown University (Providence, RI). Dr. Manuel received her fellowship training in orthopaedic trauma surgery also at Brown, followed by orthopaedic hand surgery fellowship training at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (Rochester, MN). While at Brown, she received the prestigious Haffenreffer House Staff Recognition Award; the Diane Radkowski Award as the outstanding female student pursuing a career in the surgical fields; and the AMWA Outstanding Women in Medicine Award, awarded to the top 10% of the graduating medical school class.

Prior to coming to JOI, Dr. Manuel was investigating the biomechanical strength of simulated partial scaphoid fractures in cadavers and the functional outcome and clinical experience with Total Wrist Arthroplasty at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Division, Mayo Clinic in Rochester. At Brown, she was investigating the long-term functional and physical limitations from shoulder adhesive capsulitis treated with physical therapy; the histology and immunohistochemistry of debrided tissue during an arthroscopic elbow lateral epicondylar release; and the anatomic practice of elbow arthroscopy (specially for medial epicondylar release). She has been published in a variety of journal publications, taught at various teaching conferences, and is presently a Candidate Member for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Manuel is board certified.

She practices at Baptist South and San Marco.

Physician Extenders:
Lynn Belcher, Medical Secretary
(904)880-1260, ext. 6930

Bridget Bolson, Medical Assistant
(904)652-2742 ext. 6916
Areas of Expertise:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Hand and Microvascular Surgery
  • Upper Extremity Reconstruction


  • Arthritis
  • Arthroscopy
  • Broken Bone
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Congenital Anomalies
  • Elbow Pain
  • Microsurgery
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scaphoid Non-Union
  • Single Incision Carpal Tunnel Treatment
  • Single-Incision Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Thumb Pain
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Pain
  • Xiaflex Injection for the treatment of Dupuytren’s Contracture



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