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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

After medical school at the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Rongstad completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the University of Florida and Foot and Ankle Fellowship in California. He then returned home to Madison and has been in practice at the same location for nearly 25 years.

Dr. Rongstad is a clinical professor who treats a wide range of foot and ankle problems in adults and adolescents including the care of fractures, tendon ruptures, deformities and arthritis. He is a national leader in the lateral approach to total ankle replacement. He takes a thoughtful approach to complex foot and ankle deformity correction and is very experienced in ankle fracture fixation.

His practice also includes correction of bunions, great toe arthritis and lesser toe deformities.


Orthopedic Surgery

Ankle Replacement (Arthroplasty)


Bunion Repair

Foot and Ankle Surgery (Orthopedic Surgery)


1 S. Park Clinic
(608) 263-0110 | (888)703-2778 | Map
UW Health at The American Center
(608) 263-0110 | (844) 607-4800 | Map

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Orthopedics

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Orthopedic Surgery
Fellowship Roger A. Mann, MD, Oakland, CA
Residency University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Internship University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Medical School University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (formerly UW Medical School), Madison, WI

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

Dr. Rongstad’s research interests include

·         Great toe arthritis (Hallux Rigidus)

    • Joint implant vs. spur removal (ongoing study)
    • Great toe fusion
  • Ankle arthritis
    • Lateral approach total ankle replacement
    • Ankle fusions

PubMed Articles
Rongstad KM Tueting J Rongstad M Garrels K Meis R Fourth metatarsal base stress fractures in athletes: a case series. Foot Ankle Int . 2013 Jul;34(7):962-8
[PubMed ID: 23386752]
Honkamp NJ Rongstad KM A technique for proximal first metatarsal osteotomy for hallux valgus repair. J Foot Ankle Surg . 2004 May-Jun;43(3):204-5
[PubMed ID: 15181440]