Faculty, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Kurt M. Rongstad, MD

  • Orthopedic Surgery
Kurt M. Rongstad, MD


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.

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

Practice locations

  • 1 S. Park ClinicOrthopedic Foot and Ankle Clinic
    • 1 S. Park St. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-0110
    • Closed now
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  • East Madison HospitalOrthopedic Foot and Ankle Clinic
    • 4602 Eastpark Blvd. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-0110
    • Closed now
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Education & credentials

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


Additional conditions and treatments
  • Ankle Replacement (Arthroplasty)
  • Arthrodesis
  • Bunion Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery (Orthopedic Surgery)

Research and publications

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