Orthopedic Surgery Residency


The UW Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation has been successfully training physicians for over 65 years. We embrace transition; while at the same time maintain a respect for our roots. As we adapt to changes in both medicine and academics, we are guided by the desire to accept new challenges and grow from them. This fundamental security is what will allow us to move swiftly and confidently into the future.


Michael Behun, MD

Adult Reconstruction, Colorado Joint Replacement – Denver, CO

Eamon Bernardoni, MD

General Orthopedics, Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County – Darlington, WI

Eric Cotter, MD

Sports Medicine, Midwest Orthopedics at Rush University – Chicago, IL

Thomas Knoedler, MD

Orthopaedic Hand Surgery, Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center (PHSC)/Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) Hand Surgery Fellowship Program – Philadelphia, PA

Brian McGowan, MD

Adult Reconstruction, West Virginia University – Morgantown, WV

Michael Stitgen, MD

Orthopaedic Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, ISMMS Mount Sinai Morningside-West – New York City, NY


James Bernatz

Mayo Clinic Spine Fellowship (Minnesota)

Andrew Brooks

Foot & Ankle Fellowship, Baylor University

Stephanie Goldstein

Pediatrics Fellowship, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas

Emma Klosterman

Sports Medicine Fellowship, University of Virginia

Joseph Nessler

Total Joints Fellowship, University of Louisville
Post Fellowship, Twin Cities Orthopedics (MN)

Kevin Sandhu

Total Joints Fellowship, University of Florida Adult Reconstruction Fellowship


Benjamin (Beau) Ebben, MD

Foot & Ankle Fellowship, University of Colorado – Aurora, CO
Bellin Health, Green Bay, WI

Jonathan Erickson, MD

Sports Medicine Fellowship, Southern California Orthopedic Institute (SCOI) – Van Nuys, CA

Ryan Graf, MD

Sports Medicine Fellowship, University of Virginia – Charlottesville, VA

Justin Greiner, MD

Sports Medicine Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA

Kyle Miller, MD

Pediatric Orthopedics Fellowship, Campbell Clinic Orthopedics – Memphis, TN

Nathaniel Wilson, MD

Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship,Indiana University, Methodist Hospital – Indianapolis, IN


Joseph Mitchell, MD

Adult Reconstruction Fellowship, University of California – San Diego, San Diego, CA
Advocate Aurora, Sheboygan, WI

Rahul Samtani, MD

Spine Surgery Fellowship, University of California – San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Jordan Shaw, MD

Foot and Ankle Fellowship, Orthopedic Associates of Michigan – Grand Rapids, MI

Christopher Whalen, MD

Adult Reconstruction Fellowship, University of Virginia – Charlottesville, VA

Gundersen Health System – La Crosse, WI

Benjamin Wiseley, MD

Fond du Lac Regional Clinic – Fond du Lac, WI

Ting Zhang, MD

Southwest Health – Platteville, WI


Kyle Korth, MD

Medical Associates, Dubuque, IA

Reuben Lufrano, MD

Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL

Matthew Nies, MD

Adult Reconstruction Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

James Stokman, MD

Spine Surgery Fellowship, OrthoCarolina, Charlottesville, NC


John Awowale, MD

Sports Fellowship, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Sara Heintzman, MD

Foot & Ankle Fellowship, OrthoCarolina, Charlotte, NC

Andrew Livermore, MD

Adult Reconstruction Fellowship, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Chris Rice, MD

Hand Fellowship, Health Partners Institute, St. Paul, MN

Darrin Trask, MD

Adult Reconstruction Fellowship, Mayo Arizona, Phoenix, AZ


Joshua Balts, MD

Mayo Clinic Health System Northland, Barron, WI

Jay Christensen, MD

SSM Health Dean Medical Group, Madison, WI

Walker Flannery, MD

Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialists (OSMS), Green Bay, WI

Erik Lund, MD

Summit Orthopedics, St. Paul, MN

Danielle Ries de Chaffin, MD

Billings Clinic, Billings, MT


Rasheed Abiola, MD

David Hennessy, MD

Blake Hildahl, MD

Samuel Steiner, MD

Adnan Zaidi, MD


Samuel Abrams, MD

Erik Maryniw, MD

Joshua Troyer, MD

Mark Winston, MD

Sylvester Youlo, MD


Kevin Dale, MD

Ian Nelson, MD

Luke Fraundorf, MD

Bryan Royce, MD

Timothy Vanderbilt, MD

Your support is invaluable to present and future students at the UW Medical School.

It is our hope that each of our alumni will remain connected to the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. To help support the excellent education and training in our department and invest in future trainee opportunities, we encourage our alumni to make a gift to the Department’s Orthopedic Innovation Fund.

We value your friendship, your gifts to the school, and your accomplishments as graduates. We hope you will keep in touch by attending alumni events, through your phone calls, or other methods. Thank you for being a stellar representative of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation.