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Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Faculty

wolfBrian Wolf, MD, MS

Ralph and Marcia Congdon Professor



Education

  • Medical School - Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine
  • Orthopaedic Residency - University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • Fellowship - Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
  • Masters Degree in Clinical Investigation - University of Iowa
  • Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Professional

  • Ralph and Marcia Congdon Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Associate Professor Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa
  • Fellowship Director, University of Iowa Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship

Honors and Awards

  • AOA American-British-Canadian Traveling Fellow, 2013.
  • Neer Award – American Shoulder and Elbow Society, 2013
  • Named to "Best Doctors in America", 2007-2013.
  • Kappa Delta Award – OREF, 2012
  • Neer Award – American Shoulder and Elbow Society, 2011
  • Traveling Fellow - AOSSM / ESSKA Traveling Fellowship Program 2010
  • Lewis Holloway Award for Research in Health Sciences Education. 2008.
  • Athletic Hall of Fame, Rock Island Alleman High School , 2000
  • Alpha Omega Alpha 1997
  • Scholarship member of Loyola Men’s Division I Loyola University Chicago Basketball team,1989-1993
  • GTE Academic All-American Men’s Division I Basketball, District 5 - Loyola University Chicago, 1993

Memberships in Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS) - Fellow
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) - Member
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)- Member
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Society (ASES) - Associate member
  • Herodicus Society - Member
  • Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons (ABJS) - Member
  • American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) - Member
  • Association of Clinical Elbow and Shoulder Surgeons (ACESS) - member
  • Magellan Society – Member
  • Mid America Orthopaedic Associations - Member
  • Iowa Orthopaedic Society – Member

Recent Publications and Reviews

  • Wolf BR, Ramme AJ, Wright RW, Brophy RH, McCarty EC, Vidal AF, Parker RD, Andrish JT, Amendola A, MOON Knee Group. Variability in ACL Tunnel Placement:Observational Clinical Study of Surgeon ACL Tunnel Variability. AM J SPORTS MED, In Press March 2013.
  • Martin CT, Pugely A, Wolf BR. Risk Factors for 30-Day Morbidity and Mortality Following Knee Arthroscopy: A Review of 12,271 patients From the NSQIP Database. J BONE JOINT SURG In Press Feb 2013.
  • Anthony CA, Duchman K, McCunniff P, McDermott S, Bollier M, Wolf BR, Thedens DR, Albright JP. Double-Bundle ACL Reconstruction: Novice Surgeons Utilizing Computer-Assisted Navigation versus Experienced Surgeons. Accepted COMPUT AIDED SURG, In Press Feb 2013.
  • Cram P, Xin L, Kates SL, Singh JA, Yue L, Wolf BR. Total knee arthroplasty volume, utilization, and outcomes among Medicare beneficiaries, 1991-2010. JAMA 2012 Sep 26; 308(12):1227-36.
  • McConkey MO, Britton CL, Dunn WR, Flanigan DC, Amendola A, MOON knee group, Wolf BR. Arthroscopic agreement amongst surgeons on ACL tunnel placement. AM J SPORTS MED 2012, Dec; 40(12):2737-46.
  • Guan JJ, Wolf BR. Reconstruction Technique for Anterior Sternoclavicular Joint Dislocation and Instability. J SHOULDER ELBOW SURG. Sept 12 Epub ahead of print.
  • Sullivan JP, Amendola A, Gao Y, Matava MJ, Flanigan DC, Moon Knee Group, Wolf BR. Reliability of Tunnel Measurements and the Quadrant Method Using Fluoroscopic Radiographs after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. AM J SPORTS MED.2012 Oct;40(10):2236-41.
  • Spindler KP, MOON Knee Group (Wolf BR). Prognosis and Predictors of ACL Reconstruction using the MOON Cohort: A Model for Comparative Effectiveness Studies. J ORTHOP RES. 2013 Jan;31(1):2-9.
  • Ramme AJ, Wolf BR, Warme BA, Shivanna KH, Willey MC, Britton CL, Magnotta VA, Grosland NM. Surgically oriented measurements for three-dimensional characterization of tunnel placement in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. COMPUT AIDED SURG 2012; 17(5): 221-31.
  • Wolf BR, Lu X, Li Y, Callaghan JJ, Cram P. Adverse outcomes in hip arthroplasty: long term trends. J BONE JOINT SURG AM 2012 Jul 18; 94(14):e1038.
  • Cram P, Ibrahim SA, Lu X, Wolf BR. Impact of alternative coding schemes on incidence rates of key complications after total hip arthroplasty: A risk adjusted analysis of a national data set. GERIATRIC ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY & REHABILITATION 2012; 3(1): 17-26.
  • McConkey M, Lyon C, Britton C, Amendola A, Wolf BR. Sizing for meniscal allograft transplantation using 3D CT reconstruction. J KNEE SURG. 2012 Jul;25(3):221-5.
  • Brophy RH, Smith MV, Latterman C, Jones MH, Reinke EK, Flanigan DC, Wright RW, Wolf BR. Multi-investigator collaboration in orthopedic surgery research compared to other medical fields. J ORTHOP RES 2012 Oct; 30(10):1523-8.
  • Warme BA, Ramme AJ, Willey MC, Britton CL, Flint JH, Amendola AS, MOON Knee Group, Wolf BR. Reliability of early postoperative radiographic assessment of tunnel placement after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. ARTHROSCOPY 2012 Jul; 28(7):942-51. Epub 2012 March 3.
  • Faruqui S, Bollier M, Wolf BR, Amendola N. Outcomes after trochleoplasty. IOWA ORTHOP J. 2012 196-206.
  • Brophy RH, Wright RW, David TS, McCormack RG, Sekiya JK, Svoboda SJ, Huston LJ, Haas AK, Steger-May K; for the Multicenter ACL Revision Study (MARS) Group (Wolf BR). Association Between Previous Meniscal Surgery and the Incidence of Chondral Lesions at Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. AM J SPORTS MED. 2012 Apr;40(4):808-814.
  • Harris JD, Pedroza A, Jones GL, MOON Shoulder Group (Wolf BR). Predictors of pain and function in patients with symptomatic, atraumatic full-thickness rotator cuff tears: A time-zero analysis of a prospective patient cohort enrolled in a structured physical therapy program. AM J SPORTS MED 2012 40(2): 359-66.
  • Cram P, Lu X, Kaboli PJ, Vaughan-Sarrazin MS, Cai X, Wolf BR, Li Y. Long term trends in hip arthroplasty outcomes. JAMA 2011; 305(15):1560-7.
  • Wolf BR, Britton CL, Vasconcellos DA, Spencer EE, MOON Shoulder Group. Agreement in the classification and treatment of the superior labrum. AM J SPORTS MED 2011 39(12):2588-94.
  • Wright RW, Spindler KP, Huston L, Amendola A, Andrish JT, Brophy RH, Carey J, Cox C, Flanigan DC, Jones M, Kaeding C, Marx R, Matava M, McCarty E, Parker R, Vidal A, Wolcott M, Wolf B, Dunn W. Revision ACL Reconstruction Outcomes: MOON Cohort. J KNEE SURG. 2011 24(4): 289-94.
  • Baumgarten KM, Carey JL, Abboud JA, Jones GL, Kuhn JE, Wolf BR, Brophy RH, Cox CL, et al. Reliability of determining and measuring acromial enthesophytes. HSS J. 2011 7(3): 218-22.
  • Sullivan JP, Warme BA, Wolf BR. Use of the O-Arm Intraoperative CT Scanner for Closed Reduction of Posterior Sternoclavicular Dislocations. J SHOULDER ELBOW SURG. Oct 28 2011 e1-4.
  • Miller T, Jones GL, MOON Shoulder Group (Wolf BR). Arthroscopic evaluation and treatment of biceps brachii long head injuries: A survey of the MOON shoulder group. INT J SHOULDER SURG2011 5(3):68-71.
  • Borchers JR, Kaeding CC, Pedroza AD, Huston LJ, Spindler KP, Wright RW, MOON Knee Group (Wolf BR) and MARS Group. Intraarticular Findings in Primary and Revision ACL Reconstruction Surgery: A Comparison of the MOON and MARS Study Groups. AM J SPORTS MED 2011 39(9):1889-93.
  • Fitzpatrick DC, Sheerin DV, Wolf BR, Wuest TK. A Randomized, prospective study comparing intertrochanteric hip fracture fixation with the dynamic hip screw and the dynamic helical hip system in a community practice. IOWA ORTHOP J, 2011; p166-72.
  • Donigan JA, Wolf BR. Arthroscopic subacromial decompression: Acromioplasty versus bursectomy alone-Does it really matter? A systematic review. IOWA ORTHOP J; 2011, p121-6.
  • Ramme AJ, Criswell AJ, Wolf BR, Magnotta VA, Grosland NM. EM segmentation of the distal femur and proximal tibia: A high Throughput approach to anatomic surface generation. ANN BIOMED ENG. 2011; 39(5):1555-62.
  • Kocaoglu B, Hecth B, Martin J, Wolf B, Amendola A. The effect of irrigation solution at different temperatures on articular cartilage metabolism: An in vitro study on porcine cartilage. ARTHROSCOPY, 2011;108(4):526-31.
  • MARS Group (Wolf BR), Wright RW, Huston LJ, Spindler KP et al. Descriptive epidemiology of the Multicenter ACL Revision Study (MARS) cohort. AM J SPORTS MED2010 Oct;38(10):1979-86.
  • Wolf BR, Britton CB, Johnston RJ. The effect of comorbid conditions and demographics on disability related to rotator cuff disease. BR J SHOULDER ELBOW, 2010 (2):305-13.
  • Vaseenon T, Phisitkul P, Wolf BR, Femino JF, Amendola A. Preventing damage to arthroscopic lens in during surgery. ARTHROSCOPY. 2011 Mar;27(3):404-8.
  • Spindler KP, Huston LJ, Wright RW, Kaeding CC, Marx RG, Amendola A, Parker RD, Andrish JT, Reinke EK, Harrell FE Jr, MOON Knee Group (Wolf BR), Dunn WR. The Prognosis and Predictors of Sports Function and Activity at Minimum Six Years after ACLR: A Population Cohort Study. AM J SPORTS MED 2011 Feb;39(2):348-59.
  • Cox E, McKay SM, Wolf BR. Subacute repair of latissimus dorsi tendon avulsion in the recreational athlete: two year outcomes of two cases. J SHOULDER ELBOW SURG. 2010 Sep;19(6):e16-9.
  • Schoch B, Britton C, Wolf BR. Osteochondritis Dissecans of the elbow: correlation of pre-operative factors with outcome. ARTHROSCOPY. 2010 Nov;26(11):1469-73.
  • Dunn WR, Spindler KP, MOON Consortium (Wolf BR). Predictors of Activity Level Two Years after ACL Reconstruction: A Multicenter ACLR Cohort Study. AM J SPORTS MED. 2010 Oct;38(10):2040-50.
  • Dunn WR, Spindler KP, Amendola A, Andrish JT, Kaeding CC, Marx RG, McCarty EC, Parker RD, Harrell FE Jr, An AQ, Wright RW, Brophy RH, Matava MJ, Flanigan DC, Huston LJ, Jones MH, Wolcott ML, Vidal AF, Wolf BR, MOON ACL Investigation. What preoperative factors, including a bone bruise, are associated with knee pain/symptoms at index ACLR? A multicenter study. AM J SPORTS MED. 2010 Sep;38(9):1778-87.
  • Willey M, Wolf BR, Kocaglu B, Amendola A. Complications associated with realignment osteotomy of the knee performed simultaneously with additional reconstructive procedures. IOWA ORTHOP J, 2010;30:55-60.
  • Aalderink KJ, Wolf BR. Osteochondroma of the scapula treated with arthroscopic excision in the prone position: A case report. AM J ORTHOP,February 2010 E11-14.
  • Magnussen RA, Granan LP, Dunn WR, Amendola A, Andrish JT, Brophy R, Carey JL, Flanigan DC, Huston LJ, Jones M, Kaeding CC, McCarty EC, Marx RG, Matava MJ, Parker RD, Vidal A, Wolcoltt M, Wolf BR, Wright RW, Spindler KP, Engebretsen L. Cross-cultural comparison of patients undergoing ACL reconstruction in the United States and Norway. KNEE SPORTS TRAUMATOL ARTHROS 2010 Jan;18(1):98-105.
  • Fetzer G, Spindler KP, Amendola A, Andrish JT Bergfeld JA, Dunn WR, Flanigan DC, Kaeding CC, Marx RG, Matava MJ, McCarty EC, Parker RD, Wolcott M, Vidal A, Wolf BR, Wright RW, MOON group. Potential Market for New Meniscus Repair Strategies: Evaluation of the MOON Cohort. J KNEE SURG 2009 Jul;22(3):180-6.
  • Wolf BR, Ebinger A, Britton C, Lawler M. Injury patterns in collegiate swimming. AM J SPORTS MED, 2009 Oct;37(10):2037-42.
  • Donigan JA, Frisella, WA, Haase D, Dolan L, Wolf BR. Pre-operative and intra-operative factors related to shoulder arthroplasty outcomes. IOWA ORTHOP J, 2009;29:60-6.
  • Toman CV, Dunn WR, Spindler KP, Amendola A, Andrish JT, Bergfeld JA, Flanigan D, Jones MH, Kaeding CC, Marx RG, Matava MJ, McCarty EC, Parker RD, Wolcott M, Vidal A,Wolf BR, Huston LJ, Harrell FE Jr, Wright RW. Success of Meniscal Repair at Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. AM J SPORTS MED. 2009 Jun;37(6):1111-1115
  • Wright RW, Preston E, Fleming BC, Amendola A, Andrish JT, Bergfeld JA, Dunn WR, Kaeding C, Kuhn JE, Marx RG, McCarty EC, Parker RC, Spindler KP, Wolcott M, Wolf BR, Williams GN. A systematic review of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction rehabilitation: part II: open versus closed kinetic chain exercises, neuromuscular electrical stimulation, accelerated rehabilitation, and miscellaneous topics. J KNEE SURG 2008 Jul;21(3):225-34.
  • Wright RW, Preston E, Fleming BC, Amendola A, Andrish JT, Bergfeld JA, Dunn WR, Kaeding C, Kuhn JE, Marx RG, McCarty EC, Parker RC, Spindler KP, Wolcott M, Wolf BR, Williams GN. A systematic review of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction rehabilitation: part I: continuous passive motion, early weight bearing, postoperative bracing, and home-based rehabilitation. J KNEE SURG 2008 Jul:21(3):217-24.
  • Van Hofwegen C, Wolf, B. Suture repair of posterior sternoclavicular physeal fractures: A report of two cases. IOWA ORTHOP J 28: 49-52, 2008.
  • Cannon A, Stolley M, Wolf B, Amendola A. Patellofemoral resurfacing arthroplasty: Literature review and description of a novel technique. IOWA ORTHOP J, 28: 41-48, 2008.
  • Wright RW, Dunn WR, Amendola A, Andrish JT, Flanigan DC, Jones M, Kaeding CC, Marx RG, Matava MJ, McCarty EC, Parker RD, Vidal A, Wolcott M, Wolf BR, Spindler KP; MOON knee group. Anterior cruciate ligament revision reconstruction: two-year results from the MOON cohort. J KNEE SURG. 2007 Oct;20(4):308-11.
  • Spencer EE Jr, Dunn WR, Wright RW, Wolf BR, Spindler KP, McCarty E, Ma CB, Jones G, Safran M, Holloway GB, Kuhn JE; MOON shoulder group. Interobserver agreement in the classification of rotator cuff tears using magnetic resonance imaging. AM J SPORTS MED. 2008 Jan;36(1):99-103. Epub 2007 Oct 11.
  • Cram P, Rosenthal GE, Vaughan-Sarrazin MS, Wolf B, Katz JN. A comparison of total hip and knee replacement in specialty and general hospitals. J BONE JOINT SURG AM, 89(8):1675-84, 2007.
  • Wright RW, Dunn WR, Amendola AA, Wolf BR, et al, MOON group. Risk of Tearing the Intact Anterior Cruciate Ligament in the Contralateral Knee and Rupturing the Anterior Cruciate Ligament Graft during the First Two Years After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Prospective MOON Cohort Study. AM J SPORTS MED, 35 (7): 1131-4, 2007.
  • Wolf BR, Britton CB, Bries A, Nepola JV. Greater Tuberosity Osteotomy and Teres Minor Transfer for Irreparable Superior Rotator Cuff Tears. IOWA ORTHOP J 27: 65-70, 2007.
  • Kuhn JE, Dunn WR, Ma CB, Wright RW, Jones GL, Spencer EE, Wolf BR, Safran MR, Spindler KP, McCarty EC, Kelly BK and Holloway B.Inter-observer Agreement in the Classification of Rotator Cuff Tears. AM J SPORTS MED 35(3):437-41, 2007.
  • Wolf BR, Dunn WR, Wright RW. Current Concepts: The Indications for Repair of Full Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears. AM J SPORTS MED, 2007 Jun;(35)6:1006-17.
  • Oh LS, Wolf BR, Hall MP, Levy BA, Marx RG. Indications for Rotator Cuff Repair: A Systematic Review. CLIN ORTHOP REL RES 455:52-63, 2007.
  • Wolf BR, Buckwalter JA. Randomized Surgical Trials and “Sham” Surgery: Relevance to Modern Orthopaedics and Minimally Invasive Surgery. IOWA ORTHOP J(26):107-11, 2006.
  • Phisitkul P, James SL, Wolf BR, Amendola AA: MCL Injuries of the Knee: Current Concepts Review. IOWA ORTHOP J (26): 77-90, 2006.
  • Kelly BT, Turner AS, Bansal M, Terry M, Wolf BR, Warren RF, Altchek DW, Allen AA. In Vivo healing after capsule plication in an ovine shoulder model. IOWA ORTHOP J. (25): 95-101, 2005.
  • Wolf BR, Williams RJ, Allen AA, Strickland S, Altchek DA, Warren RF. Long term outcomes of open posterior shoulder stabilization. J SHOULDER ELBOW SURG 14 (2): 157-64, Mar-April 2005. Finalist for 2004 Charles A. Neer Award in Clinical Research.
  • Wolf BR, Heiner AD, Albright JP and Nepola JV. Excessive Radiofrequency Application: Effects on Capsule Tissue. J SHOULDER ELBOW SURG, 14(2): 149-56, Mar-April 2005.
  • Dunn WR, Wolf BR, Amendola A, Andrish JT, Kaeding C, Marx RG, McCarty EC, Parker RD, Wright RW, Spindler KP. Multi-rater Agreement of Arthroscopic Meniscal Pathology, AM J SPORTS MED 32(7): 1937-1940 December 2004.
  • Wolf, BR, Selby R, Dunn, WR, MacGillivray JD. Technical Tip: Lasso Repair of SLAP or Bankart Lesions: A New Arthroscopic Technique. ARTHROSCOPY 20(6), suppl. 1: pp. 125-8, Jul-Aug 2004.
  • Wolf BR and Buckwalter JA. Tibial Stress fracture following fibular graft harvesting: a case report. IOWA ORTHOP J, 2001; 21:68-72.
  • Pinzur, M.S., Wolf, B., and Havey, R.: Walking Pattern of Midfoot and Ankle Disarticulation Amputees with Peripheral Vascular Disease. FOOT ANKLE INT 18(10): 635-638, 1997.
  • Pinzur, M.S., Stuck, R., Sage, R., Pocius, L., Trout, B., and Wolf, B. Benchmark analysis on diabetics at risk for lower extremity amputation. FOOT ANKLE INT 17(11): 695-700, 1996.

Book Chapters

  • Wolf BR. Ch. 35: ACL Reconstruction; Ch. 40: Meniscus Repair; Ch 48: Arthroscopic Bankart Reconstruction; and Ch. 55: Open Reduction and Internal Fixation Three-Part Proximal Humerus Fracture. In Saghieh, Weinstein, Hoballah eds. Operative Dictations. Springer Science. In Press.
  • Wolf BR, Wagstrom E, Amendola A. “Exertional Compartment Syndrome.” AAOS Atlas of Essential Orthopaedic Procedures, In Press.
  • Shaffer MA, Pursley PJ, Wolf BR. Ch. 18: Rehabilitation for Rotator Cuff Pathology. In Ma CB and Feeley B eds. Basic Principles and Operative Management of the Rotator Cuff. Slack Incorporated, Thorofare, NJ, 2012.
  • Wolf BR, Donigan JA. Calcifying Tendonitis. In Johnson D. ed Operative Arthroscopy, 4th ed., 2012.
  • Wolf, BR, Warme BA, Kibler WB, Sciascia A, Kuhn, JE. Chapter 2: Non-acute Shoulder Injuries: Rotator Cuff. In Kibler WB ed. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Sports Medicine 4. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2009, pp. 19-39.
  • Wolf, BR, Dunn WR. Chapter 111: Articular Cartilage Injury and Treatment. In Lieberman JR, ed. AAOS Comprehensive Orthopaedic Review. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2009. pp. 1137-43.
  • Jones MH, Wolf BR, Amendola AA, Blanchard GM, Boezaart AP. Sports Injuries to the Shoulder, Knee and Ankle. In Boezaart AP ed. Anesthesia and Orthopaedic Surgery. McGraw-Hill 2006, pp. 215-36.
  • Wolf, BR, Altchek, DW. Disorders of the Biceps Tendon. In Krishnan SG, Hawkins RJ and Warren RF, eds. The Shoulder and the Overhead Athlete. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2004 pp. 196-208.