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Warren R. Dunn, MD, MPH Print Friendly Page

Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

He is board certified in orthopedic surgery and fellowship trained in sports medicine and shoulder surgery. He specializes in sports medicine surgical procedures of the shoulder and knee including rotator cuff repair, shoulder replacement and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction.


Orthopedic Surgery

Pediatric Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine

UW Health Clinics

Research Park Clinic
(608) 263-8850 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
UW Health at The American Center
(608) 263-8850 | (844) 607-4800 | Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

Residency Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Internship Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Medical School University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.


Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.

Programs & Conditions


Dr. Dunn's research interests include the outcomes following ACL reconstruction as well as meniscus repair, and the effectiveness of rehabilitation for rotator cuff tears.

PubMed Articles
Barlow JD Bishop JY Dunn WR Kuhn JE . What factors are predictors of emotional health in patients with full-thickness rotator cuff tears? J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2016 Jun 6;
[PubMed ID: 27282735]
Brophy RH Huston LJ Wright RW Nwosu SK Kaeding CC Parker RD Andrish JT Marx RG McCarty EC Amendola A Wolf BR Dunn WR Wolcott ML Spindler KP . Outcomes of ACL Reconstruction in Patients with Diabetes. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 Jun;48(6):969-73
[PubMed ID: 26765634]
Christensen J Trask D Dunn WR . What's New in Sports Medicine. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Apr 20;98(8):693-9
[PubMed ID: 27098329]
Dunn WR Wolf BR Harrell FE Jr Reinke EK Huston LJ Spindler KP . Baseline predictors of health-related quality of life after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a longitudinal analysis of a multicenter cohort at two and six years. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Apr 1;97(7):551-7
[PubMed ID: 25834079]
Lynch TS Parker RD Patel RM Andrish JT Spindler KP Amendola A Brophy RH Dunn WR Flanigan DC Huston LJ Jones MH Kaeding CC Marx RG Matava MJ McCarty EC Pedroza AD Reinke EK Wolf BR Wright RW . The Impact of the Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON) Research on Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction and Orthopaedic Practice. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2015 Mar;23(3):154-63
[PubMed ID: 25667401]
Duncan ST Khazzam MS Burnham JM Spindler KP Dunn WR Wright RW . Sensitivity of standing radiographs to detect knee arthritis: a systematic review of Level I studies. Arthroscopy. 2015 Feb;31(2):321-8
[PubMed ID: 25312767]
Mather RC 3rd Hettrich CM Dunn WR Cole BJ Bach BR Jr Huston LJ Reinke EK Spindler KP . Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Early Reconstruction Versus Rehabilitation and Delayed Reconstruction for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears. Am J Sports Med. 2014 Jul;42(7):1583-91
[PubMed ID: 24801663]
Unruh KP Kuhn JE Sanders R An Q Baumgarten KM Bishop JY Brophy RH Carey JL Holloway BG Jones GL Ma BC Marx RG McCarty EC Poddar SK Smith MV Spencer EE Vidal AF Wolf BR Wright RW Dunn WR . The duration of symptoms does not correlate with rotator cuff tear severity or other patient-related features: a cross-sectional study of patients with atraumatic, full-thickness rotator cuff tears. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2014 Jul;23(7):1052-8
[PubMed ID: 24411924]
Dunn WR Kuhn JE Sanders R An Q Baumgarten KM Bishop JY Brophy RH Carey JL Holloway GB Jones GL Ma CB Marx RG McCarty EC Poddar SK Smith MV Spencer EE Vidal AF Wolf BR Wright RW . Symptoms of pain do not correlate with rotator cuff tear severity: a cross-sectional study of 393 patients with a symptomatic atraumatic full-thickness rotator cuff tear. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 May 21;96(10):793-800
[PubMed ID: 24875019]
Brophy RH Dunn WR Kuhn JE . Shoulder activity level is not associated with the severity of symptomatic, atraumatic rotator cuff tears in patients electing nonoperative treatment. Am J Sports Med. 2014 May;42(5):1150-4
[PubMed ID: 24658346]
Cox CL Huston LJ Dunn WR Reinke EK Nwosu SK Parker RD Wright RW Kaeding CC Marx RG Amendola A McCarty EC Spindler KP . Are articular cartilage lesions and meniscus tears predictive of IKDC, KOOS, and Marx activity level outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction? A 6-year multicenter cohort study. Am J Sports Med. 2014 May;42(5):1058-67
[PubMed ID: 24647881]
Cox CL Spindler KP Leonard JP Morris BJ Dunn WR Reinke EK . Do newer-generation bioabsorbable screws become incorporated into bone at two years after ACL reconstruction with patellar tendon graft?: A cohort study. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Feb 5;96(3):244-50
[PubMed ID: 24500587]
Morris BJ Byram IR Lathrop RA Dunn WR Kuhn JE . Mapping the articular contact area of the long head of the biceps tendon on the humeral head. Anat Res Int. 2014;2014:814721
[PubMed ID: 25210631]
Lyman S Hidaka C Valdez AS Hetsroni I Pan TJ Do H Dunn WR Marx RG . Risk factors for meniscectomy after meniscal repair. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Dec;41(12):2772-8
[PubMed ID: 24036573]
Kuhn JE Dunn WR Sanders R An Q Baumgarten KM Bishop JY Brophy RH Carey JL Holloway BG Jones GL Ma CB Marx RG McCarty EC Poddar SK Smith MV Spencer EE Vidal AF Wolf BR Wright RW . Effectiveness of physical therapy in treating atraumatic full-thickness rotator cuff tears: a multicenter prospective cohort study. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2013 Oct;22(10):1371-9
[PubMed ID: 23540577]
Hettrich CM Dunn WR Reinke EK Spindler KP . The rate of subsequent surgery and predictors after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: two- and 6-year follow-up results from a multicenter cohort. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Jul;41(7):1534-40
[PubMed ID: 23722056]
Anderson CN Nyman JS McCullough KA Song Y Uppuganti S O'Neill KR Anderson AF Dunn WR . Biomechanical evaluation of physeal-sparing fixation methods in tibial eminence fractures. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Jul;41(7):1586-94
[PubMed ID: 23690259]
Spindler KP Parker RD Andrish JT Kaeding CC Wright RW Marx RG McCarty EC Amendola A Dunn WR Huston LJ Harrell FE Jr . Prognosis and predictors of ACL reconstructions using the MOON cohort: a model for comparative effectiveness studies. J Orthop Res. 2013 Jan;31(1):2-9
[PubMed ID: 22912340]
Nepple JJ Dunn WR Wright RW . Meniscal repair outcomes at greater than five years: a systematic literature review and meta-analysis. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Dec 19;94(24):2222-7
[PubMed ID: 23318612]
McConkey MO Amendola A Ramme AJ Dunn WR Flanigan DC Britton CL Wolf BR Spindler KP Carey JL Cox CL Kaeding CC Wright RW Matava MJ Brophy RH Smith MV McCarty EC Vida AF Wolcott M Marx RG Parker RD Andrish JF Jones MH . Arthroscopic agreement among surgeons on anterior cruciate ligament tunnel placement. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Dec;40(12):2737-46
[PubMed ID: 23075806]