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Bryan Heiderscheit, PhD, Awarded Gaenslen Professorship at Faculty Investiture Celebration

L-R Bryan Heiderscheit, PhD, Eric Gaenslen and Heidi Gaenslen (Frederick and Clara Gaenslen’s grandchildren), and Tamara Scerpella, MD, Interim Chair, UW Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

On October 12, 2022, UW Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Vice Chair for Research, Bryan Heiderscheit, PT, Ph.D was awarded the Frederick Gaenslen Professorship in Orthopedics at the inaugural School of Medicine and Public Health Faculty Investiture Celebration at the Fluno Center in Madison.

Established through a generous bequest from Clara F. Gaenslen in memory of her husband, Dr. Frederick J. Gaenslen – the first chair of Orthopedic Surgery at UW – the Gaenslen Professorship represents an investment in our talent and the Department of Orthopedic and Rehabilitation’s future, enabling us to recognize and advance the pioneering research being done by Dr. Heiderscheit and his team.

Named the Department’s Vice Chair for Research in January 2022, Dr. Heiderscheit is internationally recognized for his leadership and innovative research aimed at understanding and enhancing the clinical management of orthopedic conditions, with a focus on sports-related injuries.

Dr. Heiderscheit was among the 32 outstanding faculty members honored that evening with an endowed appointment. Dr. Robert Golden, Dean of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health served as host for the event.

Thank you to the Gaenslen family for your generous support – and congratulations Dr. Heiderscheit, on receiving this well-deserved, distinguished honor.


November 21, 2022