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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tamara Scerpella to Become Chair of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at UW
July 25, 2023 – Tamara A. Scerpella, MD, a nationally renowned orthopedic surgeon, academic leader, mentor, and researcher, becomes the next chair of the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health on July 30, 2023.
Scerpella has provided leadership for the clinical and academic programs in the department in prior roles, having served as chief of its Division of Sports Medicine, vice chair, senior vice chair, and interim chair. She has emphasized exceptional patient care while advancing the department’s residency and fellowship programs, research enterprise, and faculty development initiatives.