Interim Chair, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
Faculty, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Tamara A. Scerpella, MD

  • Sports Medicine
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine
Tamara A. Scerpella, MD


Dr. Scerpella is interim chair of the department of the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. She specializes in sports medicine and in arthroscopic reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and knee, including anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, meniscus repair, rotator cuff repair and capsulolabral reconstruction for the treatment of shoulder instability.

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

Practice locations

  • Science Dr Medical CenterSports Medicine Clinic
    • 621 Science Dr. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-8850
    • Open now
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  • East Madison HospitalSports Medicine Clinic
    • 4602 Eastpark Blvd. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-8850
    • Open now
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Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Orthopedic Surgery
Medical School
  • University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA

Sports Medicine & Arthroscopic Surgery, Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD

  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI


Additional conditions and treatments
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Performing Arts Medicine - Musculoskeletal Disorders

Research and publications

Dr. Scerpella's research interests include bone mineral accrual during childhood, bone mineral density and tibial stress fractures/medial tibial stress syndrome, and functional outcome of arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.