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Warren R. Dunn, MD, MPH Print Friendly Page

Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Dunn is head of the Division of Sports Medicine. 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. Dr. Dunn also serves as the team physician for the UW Badger men's basketball team.


Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Pediatric Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine

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East Clinic
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East Clinic
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Research Park Clinic
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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (primary)

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
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]
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]
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 May 6;42(7):1583-1591
[PubMed ID: 24801663]
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]
Brophy RH Schmitz L Wright RW Dunn WR Parker RD Andrish JT McCarty EC Spindler KP . Return to play and future ACL injury risk after ACL reconstruction in soccer athletes from the Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON) group. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Nov;40(11):2517-22
[PubMed ID: 23002201]
McCullough KA Phelps KD Spindler KP Matava MJ Dunn WR Parker RD Reinke EK . Return to high school- and college-level football after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON) cohort study. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Nov;40(11):2523-9
[PubMed ID: 22922520]
Reinke EK Spindler KP Lorring D Jones MH Schmitz L Flanigan DC An AQ Quiram AR Preston E Martin M Schroeder B Parker RD Kaeding CC Borzi L Pedroza A Huston LJ Harrell FE Jr Dunn WR . Hop tests correlate with IKDC and KOOS at minimum of 2¬†years after primary ACL reconstruction. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2011 Nov;19(11):1806-16
[PubMed ID: 21445595]
Baumgarten KM Carey JL Abboud JA Jones GL Kuhn JE Wolf BR Brophy RH Cox CL Wright RW Vidal AF Ma CB McCarty EC Holloway GB Spencer EE Jr Dunn WR . Reliability of determining and measuring acromial enthesophytes. HSS J. 2011 Oct;7(3):218-22
[PubMed ID: 23024617]
Wright RW Magnussen RA Dunn WR Spindler KP . Ipsilateral graft and contralateral ACL rupture at five years or more following ACL reconstruction: a systematic review. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Jun 15;93(12):1159-65
[PubMed ID: 21776554]