News & Events

The Perry Initiative Outreach Program at UW Health

This past weekend we were thrilled to have had the opportunity to partner with The Perry Initiative, Medical College of Wisconsin, and Wisconsin Orthopeadic Society to host an outreach program to introduce young women and girls to the fields of orthopedics and engineering. The enthusiasm for this program was amazing, with 11 female medical students […]

Ellen Leiferman and Matthew Halanski named as one of ten winners of UW-Madison’s Cool Science Image Contest

We are pleased to announce that Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation researcher Ellen Leiferman and former Associate Professor Matthew Halanski were named as one of ten winners of UW-Madison’s Cool Science Image Contest. Their image was an X-ray of an adult Japanese beetle’s exoskeleton. The exoskeleton appears as a complex puzzle of sections — not full […]

Joseph Greene, MS, ATC, inducted into Wisconsin Athletic Trainers’ Association’s Hall of Fame

We would like to congratulate Joseph Greene, MS, ATC, who was inducted into the 2019 Wisconsin Athletic Trainers’ Association’s Hall of Fame. Joe currently serves as the Program Manager for Outreach and Development for the Department of Orthopedics at UW Health. The highest honor a member of the Wisconsin Athletic Trainers’ Association (WATA) can receive is […]

Novel Cell Therapy to Improve Soft Tissue Healing Developed by UW Madison Interdisciplinary Research Team

In pre-clinical rodent models, this new therapy has significantly improved upon normal healing and healing augmented with mesenchymal stromal cells. Orthopedic injury therapy in rodents may soon be headed to the clinic March 21, 2019 Madison, WI – A novel cell therapy developed by University of Wisconsin – Madison researchers has shown early promise in […]

Bonnie Weigert, MD, chosen as President-Elect of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine

We would like to congratulate Bonnie Weigert, MD, who was chosen as President-Elect of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.  This 6,000-member specialty organization sets the standard of care for all electrodiagnostic studies.  We support Dr. Weigert as she begins her journey as President-Elect, then through the President and Past-President roles over the next […]

“The influence of athletic trainers on the incidence and management of concussions in high school athletes,” selected as Outstanding Research Manuscript for the Journal of Athletic Training

We are please to announce that Timothy A. McGuine, PhD, ATC, and Alison Brooks, MD, MPH had their study, “The influence of athletic trainers on the incidence and management of concussions in high school athletes,” selected as the Outstanding Research Manuscript for the Journal of Athletic Training. Their study looked to determine how the presence of an Athletic Trainer (AT) […]

Kristyn Hare, PA nominated for UW Health Advanced Practice Providers 2018 Excellence in Clinical Practice Award

We are proud to announce that in November 2018, Kristyn Hare, PA was nominated by her peers for the UW Health Advanced Practice Providers (APP) 2018 Excellence in Clinical Practice Award.   The UW Health APP Excellence Awards were created to recognize nurse practitioners and physician assistants throughout UW Health who demonstrate excellence in the […]

Shea N. Lues, NP receives UW Health Advanced Practice Providers 2018 Excellence in Leadership Award

We are proud to announce that in November 2018, Shea N. Lues, NP was nominated by her peers, and after an extensive evaluation process selected, to receive the UW Health Advanced Practice Providers (APP) 2018 Excellence in Leadership Award.   The UW Health APP Excellence Awards were created to recognize nurse practitioners and physician assistants […]

Brian E. Walczak, DO receives New Investigator Research Award at ORS 2019 Annual Meeting

We would like to congratulate Brian E. Walczak, DO, who received the New Investigator Research Award at the ORS 2019 Annual Meeting in Austin, TX, for his study, “Epigenetically Reprogrammed Synovial Fluid-derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells Demonstrate Enhanced Therapeutic Potential For Treatment of Chondral Disease.” His work was selected out of more than 2000 abstracts. Co-authors include […]

Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Surgery Member Spotlight: Andrea Spiker, MD

The following spotlight of UW Health orthopedic surgeon Dr. Andrea Spiker appeared in the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Surgery journal and in reproduced with permission. Brief Practice/Professional Description I am an academic sports medicine and hip preservation surgeon at the University of Wisconsin (UW) – Madison. My sports medicine practice includes shoulder, hip, knee arthroscopic and […]