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, 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.

Molly A. Day, MD, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Molly A. Day, MD, Assistant Professor, is fellowship trained in sports medicine with a focus on arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the knee, shoulder and elbow. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, completed orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and a Sports Medicine and Shoulder fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY. While in New York, Dr. Day trained under many of the world’s leading experts in sports medicine and served as the fellow team physician for the New York Giants (NFL) and the New York Red Bulls (MLS). She is a team physician for UW Badger Men’s and Women’s Soccer and Track & Field/Cross Country teams. Her clinical interests are in the areas of advanced arthroscopic and minimally invasive techniques to treat sports-related and athletic injuries such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, cartilage/meniscus restoration and repair, patellofemoral instability, shoulder instability, rotator cuff tears, arthritis, as well as care of the female athlete.

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

Dr. Grogan, Assistant Professor, is a board certified orthopedic surgeon. A native of Janesville, WI, 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. After graduating, he deployed to Afghanistan and fulfilled his service obligation at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Ft. Hood, 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 interests include the operative and non-operative treatment of shoulder, elbow, and sports injuries with additional expertise in upper extremity arthroscopy and joint replacement. He is a team physician for the Northwoods League Madison Mallards. Dr. Grogan is also a team physician for the University of Wisconsin Athletic Department and provides orthopedic medical coverage for Badger Volleyball, Badger Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving, and Badger Men’s and Women’s Tennis.

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 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 Senior Vice Chair, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation; Chief of Sports Medicine, Ballantine Professor of Orthopedic Research; Team Physician for the University of Wisconsin Athletic Teams (Women’s Hockey and Softball); member, Badger Athletic Performance. Dr. Scerpella received her undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Iowa, where she was a collegiate gymnast. She completed orthopedic surgery residency training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a sports medicine fellowship at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD. 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 and the 2020-2021 UW-Madison Slesinger Award for Excellence in Mentoring.

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

Andrea M. Spiker, MD, Assistant Professor, is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and is subspecialty certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. She is dual fellowship trained in orthopaedic sports medicine and hip preservation. She is the Associate Program Director of the Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. 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 the team physician for the UW Badger Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams. Her clinical interests are in the non-operative and operative treatment of all sports and athletic injuries, with a surgical focus on treatment of the knee and hip, and additional expertise in hip arthroscopy, surgical hip dislocation, and periacetabular osteotomy.

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

Brian E. Walczak, DO, PhD, Assistant Professor, is fellowship trained in sports medicine and musculoskeletal oncology, and specializes in advanced procedures in joint reconstruction, hip preservation, knee and shoulder arthroscopy, and cartilage restoration. 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 the head team physician for UW Badger Men’s Hockey and associate team physician for UW Badger Football and Wrestling.

Dr. Walczak is an active laboratory researcher investigating treatments for osteoarthritis, and optimizing stem cells for use in tissue regeneration.