Welcome to
Orthopaedic Surgery

Jeffrey Schwab, MD
Dr. Jeffrey Schwab
Paul A. Jacobs, MD Endowed Chair
of Orthopaedic Surgery

The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery’s vision is:

We will be the preferred orthopaedic practice in the region; our patients will experience the highest quality service and care from specialists who are recognized leaders in clinical outcomes, research and education.

This focuses on our three main missions: clinical practice, research and education.

We are proud of our highly-skilled clinicians in all disciplines in Orthopaedic Surgery, from Hand to Oncology, from Trauma to Reconstruction. We have begun to incorporate patient-reported outcomes into our electronic medical record, have established a Sarcoma Program with enviable results, and a Total Joint Center of Excellence which has made us competitive with the best centers in the US.

We have dedicated labs for Gait (Center for Motion Analysis,) Sports Motion Analysis, Pediatrics, Cell Biology, and Biomechanics and Materials; our faculty and PhD scientists actively work together. We further collaborate with Marquette University, UW-Milwaukee, and the Milwaukee School of Engineering. We also host 10-12 medical schools in research projects each year.

Our Residency Program is the crown jewel of the department, with 25 residents annually over the five-year program. The program has graduated surgical responsibility as well community rotation, and opportunity far and away for third-world elective. The faculty and residents have a very collegial relationship. Faculty is dedicated to teaching, and residents are eager learners.

Finally, the Department has community missions including the Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Ballet, and Penfield Children’s Center among others. Our faculty members have worked with First Stage Children’s Theatre, local soccer organizations and many other community endeavors.

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Best Doctors® 2015-2016

Best Doctors® in America list includes Orthopaedic Surgeons at MCW

best doctors logoPhysicians selected for inclusion in the Best Doctors® in America 2015-2016 database of 40,000 U.S. physicians represent the top five percent of the nation's practicing board-certified physicians.

MCW Orthopaedic Surgeons included in the list are:

Jeffrey P. Schwab, MD
Laura Gottschlich, DO

Donald Hackbarth, Jr., MD
Anne Z. Hoch, DO
David M. King, MD
John C. Neilson, MD
William Raasch, MD
J. Channing Tassone, MD
John Thometz, MD
Scott Van Valin, MD
Carole S. Vetter, MD
Craig Young, MD

Peer-reviews by thousands of doctors nationwide determine an individual physician’s inclusion in the database. Physicians who earn the consensus support of their peers as well as meet additional qualification criteria are included.

The database is available to public through subscription, and additional information is available on the at Best Doctors website.

Best Doctors is a registered trademark ® of Best Doctors, Inc.



To make an appointment with us, please call:

Local: (414) 805-6655

Toll free: 1-800-DOCTORS

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Walk-In Clinic Hours

Mon-Thurs: noon - 7 p.m.
Friday: noon - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - noon


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8700 W. Watertown Plank Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 805-8602

Mei Wang, PhD and Linda McGrady, Research Engineer, Biomaterials Lab, Marquette University

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Department of
Orthopaedic Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin
9200 W. Wisconsin Avenue
P.O. Box 26099
Milwaukee, WI 53226-0099

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