Brian Wolf, MD, MS

Orthopedic Surgeon


Orthopedics and Rehabilitation ( )


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 University of Iowa 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 Orthopedic Surgery, the American Orthopedic 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 Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine in 2014.


Adult Specialties


Special Procedures

  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Bicep tendon repair
  • Meniscus repair
  • ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) reconstruction
  • Shoulder surgery
  • Knee surgery
  • Elbow surgery



American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


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


Orthopedic Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa


Sports Medicine, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York