Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Brian R. Wolf, MD, MS


Ralph and Marcia Congdon Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Vice-Chairman of Finance and Academic Affairs
Director, University of Iowa Sports Medicine
Head Team Physician, University of Iowa Athletics
Associate Professor of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Contact Information

Primary Office: 160-D OSMR
2701 Prairie Meadow Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-353-7954


BA, Political Science, Summa Cum Laude, Loyola University Chicago
MD, Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
MS, Clinical Investigation, College of Public Health, University of Iowa

Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Iowa
Fellowship, Sports Medicine and Shoulder , Hospital for Special Surgery

Licensure and Certifications

Iowa State Medical License, #35209
Sub-Specialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Board Certified American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Research Summary

Dr. Wolf's research interests center on patient oriented clinical outcome studies. He has been an NIH K30 and K12 scholar in patient oriented research. Much of Dr. Wolf’s current research comes from multi-center collaborative research. He is a long time member of the NIH funded Multi-center Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON) research group which has established prospective multi-center cohort studies to analyze predictors of outcomes following ACL reconstruction, shoulder instability surgery and rotator cuff tears. Dr. Wolf has received grant funding from the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, NFL Charities and other sources. He has over 110 peer-reviewed publications in addition to numerous book chapters and other published works.

Selected Publications

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Westermann R, Wolf B.  Meniscal Repair with ACLR, in the Anterior Cruciate Ligament: Reconstruction and Basic Science. . 

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