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

Practice locations

    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 Hospitals 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.