Eric B. Pifel, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Specialties: Knee, Sports Medicine, Hip, Joint Restoration

I offer compassionate, comprehensive care to the athlete and other active patients. My goal is to return my patients to their previous activities using the latest educational, non-operative and operative techniques.

Specialty Procedures and Professional Achievements

  • Individualized care for the athlete from age 8 to 80
  • Specialized sports medicine training in orthopedics from a Big Ten university
  • Multiple sports medicine and orthopedic presentations internationally, nationally and locally
  • Former Chief Resident in orthopedic surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin


  • Board Certified Orthopedic Surgery – 2007
  • Board Certified Orthopedic Sports Medicine – 2009


  • Wisconsin 1999 to present
  • Ohio 2004 to present

Medical Education

Undergraduate Studies:

  • The Ohio State University
    Columbus, OH
    B.S.  Biology with Honors
    Magna Cum Laude

Medical School:

  • Medical College of Ohio
    Toledo, OH

Postgraduate Studies:

  • Medical College of Wisconsin
    Milwaukee, WI
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
    Chief Resident,
  • The Ohio State University
    Columbus, OH
    Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship

Other Positions:

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons-Sports Section Moderator
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) Member 2011-current
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association 2012-current
  • American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine 2005-current
  • AANA Master’s Course-Hip Arthroscopy Associate Master Instructor 2014
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Sports Medicine Presentations
    Subcommittee – Member
  • Medical College of Wisconsin – Clinical Orthopedic Instructor
  • Medical College of Wisconsin – Medical Student Mentor
  • Medical College of Wisconsin – Medical Student 4th year advisor
  • Physician Liaison – Washington County Sports Medicine Institute
    2005 – 2009
  • Team Physician – Milwaukee Hurling Club 2013 – current
  • Team Physician – MSOE athletics 2008 – current
  • Team Physician – Brew City Bruisers Rollerderby – 2009 – current
  • Team Physician – St Francis HS Football 2009 to 2011
  • Team Physician – Muskego Hitmen – Semi-pro football – Current
  • Team Physician – Cudahy Athletics – 2009 – 2012
  • Team Physician – Brookfield Academy 2011 – current
  • Team Physician – Milwaukee Wave
  • Reviewer – “Sports Health: A
    Multidisciplinary Approach” Journal


  • Presented at MAOA 2016 – Ligamentum Teres Tear and Debridement as a Positive Predictor for the Recovery of Hip Arthroscopy in Female Patients
  • Arthritis Foundation Speaker
  • Moderator Hip Presentation Day
    American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Convention-San Francisco, CA-Feb 2012
  • Osteolysis in a Series of Cruciate Retaining Total Knee Arthroplasties
    presented at OREF Resident Day 2004, Wisconsin Orthopedic Society 2003, publication pending
  • Results of Spinal Fusion after Positive Discogram
    Presented at the John Gould Lecture Series 2003
  • DJD in the Middle Aged Athlete – The Ohio State University Sports Medicine Symposium- 2004
  • Knee Pain in the Middle Aged Athlete – WOSU international simulcast, 2005, Fox 6 News, 2005
  • Failure Rate in ACL Reconstruction Using Tibialis Allograft –  OSU Orthopedic Research Day, 2005
  • Failure Rate in ACL Reconstruction Using Tibialis Allograft: An Analysis of Tissue Banks and Patient Demographics – AAOS Chicago, 2006; publication Pending
  • In Vivo Degradation Characteristics of Bioabsorbable Cross-Pins In Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction – MAOA – Orlando-2008
  • Independent Predictors of ACL Reconstruction Failure from the MOON Prospective Longitudinal Cohort – AOSSM- Orlando-2008
  • Hip Arthroscopy: Operative Indications – Physical Therapy Presentations
    2008- current
  • Kaeding, CC, Pedroza, A, Aros, BC, Dunn, WR, Pifel E, Spindler KP. Independent Predictors of ACL Reconstruction Failure. Presented at American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine Specialty Day, San Francisco 2008.
  • Hip Pain in the Athlete – Athletic Trainer Spring Training – 2010
  • Allograft Vs Autograft ACL Reconstruction: Predictors of Failure, Kaeding, MD, Aros, MD, Pedroza MPH, Pifel, MD,
    et al., Sports Health, Jan/Feb 2011, pp 73-81.
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