Dr. Walczak is an orthopedic surgeon and research scientist who specializes in sports medicine and joint restoration. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery and dual fellowship trained in sports medicine and joint reconstruction. In addition to his clinical interests, he maintains an active research lab studying translational therapeutics for healthy aging and working towards discovering innovative biologic treatments for orthopedic disease, including minimally invasive surgical techniques and stem cells for tissue repair. He is a team physician for the University of Wisconsin Athletic Department and provides orthopedic coverage for Badger men's hockey. His special interests include minimally invasive surgical procedures of the hip, knee, and shoulder, therapeutic biologics for regenerative medicine, and cartilage restoration.
- Doctor of Philosophy - Clinical and Translational Sciences
University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI, Current
- Fellowship - Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy
University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI, 2015-2016
- Fellowship - Musculoskeletal Oncology and Reconstruction
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2012 - 2013
Mclaren Health System, Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center, Mount Clemens, MI, 2008 - 2012
- Internship - Orthopedic Surgery
Mclaren Health System, Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center, Mount Clemens, MI, 2007 - 2008
- Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Midwestern University - Chicago, Downers Grove, IL, 2007
- Research Fellowship
Rush University, Chicago, IL, 2005-2006
- NIH Research Fellowship
Midwestern University - Chicago, Downers Grove, IL 2004
- Master of Physical Therapy
Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, WI, 2002
- Bachelor of Science
Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, WI, 1999
- New Investigator Recognition Award (NiRA), Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS), February 1, 2019 – February 5, 2019. Reprogrammed Mesenchymal Stem Cells Acquire Enhanced Therapeutic Potential For Cartilage Repair.
- Post-Doctoral Graduate Training Award, Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center (SCRMC). University of Wisconsin-Madison. February 1, 2019 – January 31, 2020.
- Freedom of Movement Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. January 1, 2018 – December 20, 2018: Mechanisms Governing Mesenchymal Stem Cell Aging.
- NIH Award – (T32) 5T32AG000213-26, Institute on Aging, December 1, 2017 – November 30, 2018
- NIH Award – (TL1) TR000429, Institute Clinical Translation Sciences, September 1, 2016 – November 30, 2017.
- NIH Award – (UL1) TR000427, Institute Clinical Translation Sciences, September 1, 2016 – November 30, 2017.
- Clinical Scientist Career Development Award: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) – Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS), Rosemont, IL September 15-17, 2016.
- Service Excellence Recognition: McLaren Cancer Institute. Detroit, MI (2015).
- Physician of the Year 2013-2014: St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Detroit, MI.
- Mayo Clinic's Doug Pritchard Award: Innovative surgical treatment in orthopaedic oncology. St. Vincent's Hospital/University of Melbourne. Melbourne, Australia (2014).
- Mayo Clinic's Doug Pritchard Award: Innovative surgical treatment in orthopaedic oncology. State University New York (SUNY) Upstate, Syracruse, NY (2012).
- Orthopaedic Resident of the Year Award: Iris Klinkenburg Award for Compassion and Clinical Care of Orthopedic Patients. (2011). Michigan State University, MI. Director of Medical Education: Christopher Schnurer, DO
- Orthopaedic Resident of the Year Award: Iris Klinkenburg Award for Compassion and Clinical Care of Orthopedic Patients. (2010). Michigan State University, MI. Director of Medical Education: Christopher Schnurer, DO
- Pharmacology Basic Science Award: Excellence in Pharmacology. (2005). Department of Pharmacology, Midwestern University Chicago, Downers Grove, IL. Department Chairman: Walter Prozialek, Ph.D.
- Sigma Sigma Phi (SSP): National Honorary Osteopathic Service Fraternity. (2005). Midwestern University Chicago, Downers Grove, IL