Brian Werner, MD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery, where he was a team physician for the New York Giants and the New York Red Bulls. Dr. Werner currently serves as the Head Orthopaedic Team Physician for James Madison University athletics, where he provides primary coverage for all sports, including the 2016 FCS national championship football team, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer and the 2018 national champion women’s lacrosse team among others. Board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, he specializes in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery. This includes both arthroscopic and open reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and knee. He focuses on all sports and athletic injuries, and has a particular clinical interest in shoulder replacement and ligament reconstruction of the knee.

Dr. Werner has a significant interest in both clinical and basic science research, has published over 225 peer-reviewed papers on a wide variety of orthopaedic topics and has presented his research both regionally and nationally over 350 times. He has won numerous national awards for his research. His current research interests include clinical outcomes after knee and shoulder surgery, biomechanical studies in the knee and shoulder, shoulder arthroplasty and cartilage injury and repair.

Dr. Werner has numerous national leadership roles, and serves on the research committee for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, education committee for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the abstract review committee for the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons society.