Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Brian R. Wolf, MD, MS


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

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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Dunn W, Wolf B, MOON Knee Group ,  .  Baseline Predictors of Health-related quality of Life after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Longitudinal Anaylsis of a Multicenter Cohort at Two andSix Years..  J BONE JOINT SURG AM.  2015. 97:551-7.

Schick C, Westermann R, ACESS Group , Wolf B,  .  Thromboembolism Following Shoulder Arthroscopy. A Retrospective Review..  ORTHOP J SPORTS MED.  2014 November. 2(11).

Westermann R, Wolf B.  Double-loop Anatomic Acromioclavicular Reconstruction: Surgical Technique and Early Results.  TECH SHOULDER ELBOW SURG.  2014 September 15. 15(3):71-4.

Westermann R, Wright R, Spindler K, Huston L, Moon Knee Group , Wolf B.  Meniscal Repair with Concurrent Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Operative Success and Patient Outcomes at 6- Year Follow-up..  AM J SPORTS MED .  2014 September. 42(9):2184-92.

Wolf B, Ramme A, Britton C, Amendola A, MOON Knee Group .  Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tunnel Placement.  J KNEE SURG.  2014 August. 27(4):309-17.

Westermann R, Sybrowsky C, Ramme A, Amedola A, Wolf B.  Three-dimensional characterization of the anterior cruciate ligament's femoral footprint.  J Knee Surg.  2014 February. 27(1):53-8.

Guan J, Wolf B.  Reconstruction for anterior sternoclavicular joint dislocation and instability..  J SHOULDER ELBOW SURG.  2013 June. 22(6):775-81.

Wolf B, Ramme A, Wright R, Brophy R, McCarty E, Vidal A, Parker R, Andrish J, Amendola A, MOON Knee Group .  Variability in ACL Tunnel Placement: Observational Clinical Study of Surgeon ACL Tunnel Variability.  AM J SPORTS MED.  2013 June. 41(6):1265-73.

Wolf B, Britton C, Vasconcellos D, Spencer E, MOON Shoulder Group .  Agreement in the classification and treatment of the superior labrum..  AM J SPORTS MED.  2011 December. 39(12):2588-94.

Schoch B, Britton C, Wolf B.  Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Capitellum: Minimum 1-Year Follow-Up After Arthroscopic Debridement.  ARTHROSCOPY.  2010 November. 26(11):1469-73.

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