Sports Medicine Fellowship

Faculty

Geoffrey S. Baer, MD, PhD, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Geoffrey S. Baer, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, is board certified in orthopedic surgery and fellowship trained in sports medicine. He is the clinical director of the Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University Medical School and completed residency training at the University of Virginia Health Center and a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is the co-head team physician for all of UW Athletics and is team physician for Badger Football, Men’s Soccer, Wrestling and the Spirit Squad. His special interests include sports medicine surgical procedures involving the knee and shoulder, including multi-ligament knee reconstruction and cartilage preservation.

Brian F. Grogan, MD, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Brian Grogan, MD, Assistant Professor, is a board certified orthopedic surgeon fellowship trained in Shoulder, Elbow, and Sports Medicine. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Grogan completed orthopedic surgery residency on active duty with the United States Army at San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio Military Medical Consortium, Ft. Sam Houston, TX. Dr. Grogan completed fellowship training in Shoulder, Elbow, and Sports Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY and served as a Fellow Team Physician for the New York Yankees (MLB), New York City FC (MLS), Rockland Boulders (CANAM) and Columbia University football (NCAA Division I). His clinical and research interests include the operative and non-operative treatment of shoulder, elbow, and sports injuries with additional expertise in upper extremity arthroscopy and joint replacement.

John F. Orwin, MD, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

John F. Orwin, MD, Professor, is board certified in orthopedic surgery and fellowship trained in sports medicine. He is the director of the Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School, completed residency training at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and a sports medicine fellowship at the Southern California Orthopedics Institute in Los Angeles. He is team for Badger Men’s Basketball, Men’s Ice Hockey, Women’s Volleyball and both Men’s and Women’s Track, Cross Country, Swimming/Diving Crew, Tennis and Golf. He specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopic reconstructive surgery of the shoulder.

Tamara A. Scerpella, MD, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Tamara A. Scerpella, MD, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation; Chief of Sports Medicine, Ballantine Professor of Orthopedic Research; Team Physician, University of Wisconsin Athletic Teams; member, Badger Athletic Performance. Dr. Scerpella specializes in the treatment of activity and sports-related injuries, including arthroscopic shoulder surgery (reconstruction for shoulder instability, labral tears, rotator cuff and biceps tendon tears) and knee surgery (meniscal repair, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and treatment of patellofemoral instability). Dr. Scerpella has a long-standing research program evaluating the role of adolescent exercise on skeletal formation, with the goal of optimizing life-long bone health. She is the 2017 recipient of the American Medical Women’s Association Woman in Science Award.

Andrea M. Spiker, MD, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Andrea M. Spiker, MD, Assistant Professor, is dual fellowship trained in orthopaedic sports medicine and hip preservation. She graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and completed orthopaedic surgery residency at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. She then completed two fellowships at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY – the first in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery and the second in Hip Preservation, during which time she was a Fellow Team Physician for the New York Mets (MLB), the New York Rangers (NHL), the New York Liberty (WNBA) and St. Johns University Women’s Soccer (Division 1). She is team physician for the UW Badger Women’s Basketball, Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams. Her clinical interests are in the non-operative and operative treatment of all sports and athletic injuries of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and ankle, with additional expertise in hip arthroscopy, surgical hip dislocation and periacetabular osteotomy.

Brian E. Walczak, DO, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Brian E. Walczak, DO, Clinical Instructor, is fellowship trained in sports medicine, arthroscopy, and musculoskeletal oncology. He is a graduate of Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed residency training with McLaren-Macomb in Detroit, MI, completed a fellowship in orthopedic oncology with advanced reconstruction at the Mayo Clinic, and a fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is team physician for UW Badger Men’s Hockey. His clinical focus is hip preservation, knee and shoulder arthroscopy, and cartilage restoration. He is an active laboratory researcher investigating biologic methods to treat osteoarthritis and optimizing stem cells for use in tissue regeneration.