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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

John J. Wilson, MD, specializes in primary care sports medicine. Dr. Wilson is board certified in family medicine and fellowship-trained in sports medicine. He is a team physician for the University of Wisconsin Athletic Department. In this role, he provides medical coverage for the Badger men’s football and wrestling teams. His special interests include treatment of sports related injuries, tendonitis and arthritis in active individuals.


Pediatric Sports Medicine

Orthopedic Sports Medicine


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 Rehab, Sports Medicine

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Family Medicine
Sports Medicine
Fellowship University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Residency UW Family Medicine Residency Program, Madison, WI
Internship UW Family Medicine Residency Program, Madison, WI
Medical School University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (formerly UW Medical School), Madison, WI

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

Dr. Wilson's current research includes investigation of platelet-rich plasma therapy for treatment of chronic overuse injuries, as well as treatment of degenerative arthritis in active adults. 

PubMed Articles
Kijowski R Wilson JJ Liu F Bicomponent ultrashort echo time T2* analysis for assessment of patients with patellar tendinopathy. J Magn Reson Imaging . 2017 Nov;46(5):1441-1447
[PubMed ID: 28263448]
Grabowski P Wilson J Walker A Enz D Wang S Multimodal impairment-based physical therapy for the treatment of patients with post-concussion syndrome: A retrospective analysis on safety and feasibility. Phys Ther Sport . 2017 Jan;23:22-30
[PubMed ID: 27665247]
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]
Liu F Samsonov A Wilson JJ Blankenbaker DG Block WF Kijowski R Rapid in vivo multicomponent T2 mapping of human knee menisci. J Magn Reson Imaging . 2015 Nov;42(5):1321-8
[PubMed ID: 25847733]
Liu F Choi KW Samsonov A Spencer RG Wilson JJ Block WF Kijowski R Articular Cartilage of the Human Knee Joint: In Vivo Multicomponent T2 Analysis at 3.0 T. Radiology . 2015 Nov;277(2):477-88
[PubMed ID: 26024307]
Bajgain P Mucharla R Wilson J Welch D Anurathapan U Liang B Lu X Ripple K Centanni JM Hall C Hsu D Couture LA Gupta S Gee AP Heslop HE Leen AM Rooney CM Vera JF Optimizing the production of suspension cells using the G-Rex "M" series. Mol Ther Methods Clin Dev . 2014;1:14015
[PubMed ID: 26015959]
Wilson JJ Lee KS Miller AT Wang S Platelet-rich plasma for the treatment of chronic plantar fasciopathy in adults: a case series. Foot Ankle Spec . 2014 Feb;7(1):61-7
[PubMed ID: 24287209]
Wilson JJ Furukawa M Evaluation of the patient with hip pain. Am Fam Physician . 2014 Jan 1;89(1):27-34
[PubMed ID: 24444505]
Dewall RJ Jiang J Wilson JJ Lee KS Visualizing tendon elasticity in an ex vivo partial tear model. Ultrasound Med Biol . 2014 Jan;40(1):158-67
[PubMed ID: 24210863]
Rabago D Lee KS Ryan M Chourasia AO Sesto ME Zgierska A Kijowski R Grettie J Wilson J Miller D Hypertonic dextrose and morrhuate sodium injections (prolotherapy) for lateral epicondylosis (tennis elbow): results of a single-blind, pilot-level, randomized controlled trial. Am J Phys Med Rehabil . 2013 Jul;92(7):587-96
[PubMed ID: 23291605]
Scarpone M Rabago D Snell E Demeo P Ruppert K Pritchard P Arbogast G Wilson JJ Balzano JF Effectiveness of Platelet-rich Plasma Injection for Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy: A Prospective Open-label Study. Glob Adv Health Med . 2013 Mar;2(2):26-31
[PubMed ID: 24416661]
Almasi SJ Wilson JJ An update on the diagnosis and management of concussion. WMJ . 2012 Feb;111(1):21-7; quiz 28
[PubMed ID: 22533212]
McGuine TA Hetzel S Wilson J Brooks A The effect of lace-up ankle braces on injury rates in high school football players. Am J Sports Med . 2012 Jan;40(1):49-57
[PubMed ID: 21926383]
Kijowski R Woods MA McGuine TA Wilson JJ Graf BK De Smet AA Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy: MR imaging for prediction of outcome in middle-aged and elderly patients. Radiology . 2011 Apr;259(1):203-12
[PubMed ID: 21330563]
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]
Wilson JJ Theis SM Wilson EM Evaluation and management of vocal cord dysfunction in the athlete. Curr Sports Med Rep . 2009 Mar-Apr;8(2):65-70
[PubMed ID: 19276905]
Wilson JJ Wilson EM Practical management: vocal cord dysfunction in athletes. Clin J Sport Med . 2006 Jul;16(4):357-60
[PubMed ID: 16858223]
Wilson JJ Best TM Common overuse tendon problems: A review and recommendations for treatment. Am Fam Physician . 2005 Sep 1;72(5):811-8
[PubMed ID: 16156339]
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