UI Hospitals and Clinics



Brian Wolf, MD, MS

Professor, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation (view Academic Profile)


Brian Wolf, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon that specializes in sports medicine with particular interest in knee, shoulder, and elbow injuries. He serves as the Director of University of Iowa Sports Medicine and Head Team physician for UI Athletics. 

Academically, Dr. Wolf has over 150 published articles and textbook chapters on sports medicine topics. He is involved in many professional organizations including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the American Shoulder and Elbow Society, among others. 

He has also received a number of honors and awards for the work he has done, including the AOA American-British-Canadian Traveling Fellow in 2013, the Neer Award from the American Shoulder and Elbow Society in 2013, and the O’Donoghue Award from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine in 2014.



  • AC joint separation
  • ACL tear
  • Elbow ulnar collateral ligament tear
  • Knee cartilage lesion
  • Meniscal tear
  • Patella dislocation
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Shoulder dislocation and labrum tear

Education and Training


  • MS, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • MD, Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, IL


Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA


Sports Medicine, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY


  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


  • America's Best Doctors: 2013
  • U.S. News and World Report: 2012