Tamara A. Scerpella

Tamara A. Scerpella, MD

Sports Medicine Chairman
1685 Highland Avenue
UWMFCB - 6141
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 263-1356


  • Bachelor of Science
    University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 1982
  • Medical Doctorate
    University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 1985
  • Residency
    University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI, 1985-1990
  • Fellowship
    Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery, Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 1993

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Scerpella specializes in the treatment of activity and sports-related injuries, including arthroscopic shoulder surgery (reconstruction for shoulder instability, labral tears, rotator cuff and biceps tendon tears) and knee surgery (meniscal repair, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and treatment of patellofemoral instability). She also has a special interest in the care of gymnasts and dancers.

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Member, Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Member, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Member, American College of Sports Medicine
  • Member, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research

Research Interests

Dr. Scerpella has a long-standing research program evaluating the role of physical activity in bone acquisition during childhood and adolescence, with the goal of optimizing life-long bone health.
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