Faculty, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

John K. Wollaeger, MD

  • Orthopedic Surgery
John K. Wollaeger, MD


Dr. John Wollaeger is a board certified orthopedic surgeon whose practice includes care of the shoulder, hip and knee. He performs both arthroscopic and joint replacement surgery including robotic-assisted knee and partial knee replacements to provide the full range of options for treatment of joint problems. In practice since 2000, Dr. Wollaeger has performed over 7500 surgeries in his career. He takes great interest in resident education as well and has been recognized twice with the annual teaching award from the UW orthopedic department.

Originally from California, Dr. Wollaeger graduated with honors from Yale with a degree in biochemistry. He attended medical school at UCLA and came to University of Wisconsin - Madison for his residency in orthopedics. After residency he practiced in Fort Atkinson, WI for six years before returning to Madison to be on the faculty of the orthopedic department. In 2019 he also became the chief of the orthopedic service at the VA hospital.

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
University affiliation
  • Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Orthopedics

Practice locations

  • 1 S. Park ClinicOrthopedic Joint Reconstruction and Replacement Clinic
    • 1 S. Park St. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-7540
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Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Orthopedic Surgery
Medical School
  • University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI


Additional conditions and treatments
  • Anterior and Posterior Total Hip Replacement
  • General Joint Replacement Surgeons
  • Hip Replacement or Resurfacing Revision
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction and Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Total Hip Replacement (Arthroplasty)