Geoffrey S. Baer, MD, PhD  
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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Baer is board certified in orthopedic surgery and fellowship trained in sports medicine. He is a team physician for the University of Wisconsin Athletic Department and provides orthopedic medical coverage for Badger Football, Badger Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey, Badger Men's Soccer, Badger Wrestling and the Badger Spirit Squad. His special interests include sports medicine surgical procedures involving the knee and shoulder.


Pediatric Sports Medicine

Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Performing Arts Medicine - Musculoskeletal Disorders


Research Park Clinic
(608) 263-8850 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
UW Health at The American Center
(608) 263-8850 | (844) 607-4800 | Map

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Orthopedic Surgery
Fellowship University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Residency University of Virginia Health Center, Charlottesville, VA
Internship University of Virginia Health Center, Charlottesville, VA
Medical School Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.
PubMed Articles
Walczak BE Hetzel SJ Akoh CC Baer GS Intraoperative Conversion to Five-Strand Hamstring Autograft Configuration Significantly Increases Anterior Cruciate Ligament Graft Diameter Independent of Patient Characteristics. J Knee Surg . 2019 Dec 3;
[PubMed ID: 31841167]
Chamberlain CS Clements AEB Kink JA Choi U Baer GS Halanski MA Hematti P Vanderby R Extracellular Vesicle-Educated Macrophages Promote Early Achilles Tendon Healing. Stem Cells . 2019 May;37(5):652-662
[PubMed ID: 30720911]
Vignos MF Kaiser JM Baer GS Kijowski R Thelen DG American Society of Biomechanics Clinical Biomechanics Award 2017: Non-anatomic graft geometry is linked with asymmetric tibiofemoral kinematics and cartilage contact following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) . 2018 Jul;56:75-83
[PubMed ID: 29852331]
Walczak BE Nies MS Trask DJ Hetzel S Roney PJ Squire MW Baer GS Osteochondral Graft Size Is Significantly Associated With Increased Force and Decreased Chondrocyte Viability. Am J Sports Med . 2018 Mar;46(3):623-631
[PubMed ID: 29328886]
Kaiser JM Vignos MF Kijowski R Baer G Thelen DG Effect of Loading on In Vivo Tibiofemoral and Patellofemoral Kinematics of Healthy and ACL-Reconstructed Knees. Am J Sports Med . 2017 Dec;45(14):3272-3279
[PubMed ID: 28903010]
Chamberlain CS Jeffery JJ Leiferman EM Yildirim T Sun X Baer GS Murphy WL Vanderby R Level-specific amputations and resulting regenerative outcomes in the mouse distal phalanx. Wound Repair Regen . 2017 May;25(3):443-453
[PubMed ID: 28493324]
Wilson JJ Lee KS Chamberlain C DeWall R Baer GS Greatens M Kamps N Intratendinous injections of platelet-rich plasma: feasibility and effect on tendon morphology and mechanics. J Exp Orthop . 2015 Dec;2(1):5
[PubMed ID: 26914873]
Chamberlain CS Lee JS Leiferman EM Maassen NX Baer GS Vanderby R Murphy WL Effects of BMP-12-releasing sutures on Achilles tendon healing. Tissue Eng Part A . 2015 Mar;21(5-6):916-27
[PubMed ID: 25354567]
Frisch KE Marcu D Baer GS Thelen DG Vanderby R Influence of tendon tears on ultrasound echo intensity in response to loading. J Biomech . 2014 Dec 18;47(16):3813-9
[PubMed ID: 25468301]
Chamberlain CS Leiferman EM Frisch KE Brickson SL Murphy WL Baer GS Vanderby R Interleukin expression after injury and the effects of interleukin-1 receptor antagonist. PLoS One . 2013;8(8):e71631
[PubMed ID: 23936523]
Kijowski R Blankenbaker DG Munoz Del Rio A Baer GS Graf BK Evaluation of the articular cartilage of the knee joint: value of adding a T2 mapping sequence to a routine MR imaging protocol. Radiology . 2013 May;267(2):503-13
[PubMed ID: 23297335]
Chamberlain CS Duenwald-Kuehl SE Okotie G Brounts SH Baer GS Vanderby R Temporal healing in rat achilles tendon: ultrasound correlations. Ann Biomed Eng . 2013 Mar;41(3):477-87
[PubMed ID: 23149902]
Tuite MJ Currie JW Orwin JF Baer GS del Rio AM Sublabral clefts and recesses in the anterior, inferior, and posterior glenoid labrum at MR arthrography. Skeletal Radiol . 2013 Mar;42(3):353-62
[PubMed ID: 22893302]
Kijowski R Sanogo ML Lee KS Muñoz Del Río A McGuine TA Baer GS Graf BK De Smet AA Short-term clinical importance of osseous injuries diagnosed at MR imaging in patients with anterior cruciate ligament tear. Radiology . 2012 Aug;264(2):531-41
[PubMed ID: 22692033]
Chamberlain CS Brounts SH Sterken DG Rolnick KI Baer GS Vanderby R Gene profiling of the rat medial collateral ligament during early healing using microarray analysis. J Appl Physiol (1985) . 2011 Aug;111(2):552-65
[PubMed ID: 21596919]
Lee KS Wilson JJ Rabago DP Baer GS Jacobson JA Borrero CG Musculoskeletal applications of platelet-rich plasma: fad or future? AJR Am J Roentgenol . 2011 Mar;196(3):628-36
[PubMed ID: 21343507]
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