The Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is committed to conducting cutting edge research, training the next generation of leaders and providing world-class patient care for both adult and pediatric patients.


As part of the University of Wisconsin community, our orthopedic program is made up of world-renown providers, cutting-edge research, and comprehensive and competitive surgical training programs.

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Rehabilitation Medicine

Our Rehabilitation Medicine Program provides personalized, state-of-the art care for patients and an exceptional academic and clinical educational experience for residents, fellows, and medical students.

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Research is a strong component of our program. With over 9,000 square feet of research space, basic, clinical, and translational research is conducted to improve orthopedic and rehabilitative care around the world.

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Our residency and fellowship programs have a strong reputation for training well-rounded clinicians with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in their respective field.

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The Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Wisconsin provides care in a setting that unites experts from several specialties resulting in the best possible treatment plan.

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Our Vision and Mission

Our vision is to build excellence and distinction in clinical outcomes, translatable research, and graduate training programs that result in local, regional and national prominence.

Our mission is to provide excellent patient care across all aspects of orthopedics and rehabilitation, delivered in a patient-centered, timely, affordable and collegial manner utilizing innovative technology while promoting and advancing socially responsible medical education and research.

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Latest News


Orthopedic Surgery Diversity Scholarship launches at UW

March 17, 2023 – The University of Wisconsin Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation is proud to sponsor a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)-focused scholarship opportunity for month-long sub-internships in orthopedic surgery.

Offered to two rising 4th-year medical students per year, the scholarship will provide each recipient with $2500 to offset fees, transportation, lodging, and other costs incurred during their four-week rotation.

At the University of Wisconsin Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment for faculty, staff, medical students, and our patients. We recognize the immense value of diverse voices and believe that equity and inclusivity are at the heart of a strong community.

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March 17, 2023 Residency Match Results

Orthopedic Surgery Resident Class of 2028


PM&R Resident Class of 2028