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Stephen J. Wisniewski, M.D.

  1. Physiatrist
  2. Sports Medicine Specialist

Stephen Wisniewski, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation with additional subspecialty interest in Musculoskeletal & Sports Medicine. He is an internationally and nationally-recognized specialist, having taught and presented such topics as:

  • Ultrasound exams and ultrasound-guided injections
  • Musculoskeletal and Soft Tissue Disorders
  • Complex spine and neck pain

Dr. Wisniewski is an integral part of the Mayo Clinic PM&R Fellowship and Residency program, providing mentorship and teaching on a daily basis. He is actively involved in advancing the science of diagnostic ultrasound, regenerative medicine, and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

In 2020, Dr. Wisniewski was awarded the "Residency Program Director of the Year," as well as "Teacher of the Year" in 2016, and "Excellence in Clinical Innovation" in 2018. 

  1. Achilles tendinitis
  2. ACL injury
  3. Arthritis
  4. Arthropathy
  5. Back pain
  6. Baker's cyst
  7. Biceps tendinitis
  8. Bursitis
  9. Calcific tendinitis
  10. Cartilage injury
  11. Cervical herniated disk
  12. Cervical radiculopathy
  13. Cervical spinal stenosis
  14. Cervical spondylolisthesis
  15. Cervical spondylosis
  16. Cervical spondylotic myelopathy
  17. Degenerative disk disease
  18. Diabetic amyotrophy
  19. Discogenic back pain
  20. Elbow instability
  21. Foot injury
  22. Frozen shoulder
  23. Golf injury
  24. Golfer's elbow
  25. Hamstring injury
  26. Herniated disk
  27. Hip arthritis
  28. Hip impingement
  29. Hip instability
  30. Hip labral tear
  31. Hip tendinitis
  32. Hip tendon tear
  33. Joint instability
  34. Knee arthritis
  35. Knee bursitis
  36. Knee disorder
  37. Knee loose body
  38. Knee pain
  39. Kneecap subluxation
  40. Lateral collateral ligament sprain
  41. Leg pain
  42. Little Leaguer's elbow
  43. Little Leaguer's shoulder
  44. Lumbar herniated disk
  45. Lumbar pain
  46. Lumbar radiculopathy
  47. Lumbar spinal stenosis
  48. Lumbar spondylosis
  49. Medial collateral ligament sprain
  50. Muscle weakness
  51. Myasthenia gravis
  52. Neck pain
  53. Osteoarthritis
  54. Osteochondritis dissecans
  55. Patellar tendinitis
  56. Patellar tendon tear
  57. Patellofemoral instability
  58. Peripheral neuropathy
  59. Piriformis syndrome
  60. Plantar fasciitis
  61. Posterior cruciate ligament injury
  62. Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction
  63. Radiculopathy
  64. Rotator cuff injury
  65. Rotator cuff tear
  66. Rotator cuff tear arthropathy
  67. Rotator cuff tendinitis
  68. Ruptured disk
  69. Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  70. Sacroiliac pain syndromes
  71. Sacroiliitis
  72. Separated shoulder
  73. Shoulder arthritis
  74. Shoulder disorder
  75. Shoulder impingement syndrome
  76. Shoulder instability
  77. Shoulder subluxation
  78. Spondylolisthesis
  79. Spondylolysis
  80. Sports injury
  81. Sprain
  82. Sprained ankle
  83. Stenosis
  84. Strain
  85. Swollen knee
  86. Tendinitis
  87. Tendinopathy
  88. Tendinosis
  89. Tendon pain
  90. Tennis elbow
  91. Thoracic radiculopathy
  92. Torn meniscus
  1. Arthritis rehabilitation
  2. Back pain management
  3. Back pain therapy
  4. Exercise therapy
  5. Golf injury rehabilitation
  6. Injection
  7. Intramuscular injection
  8. Joint examination
  9. Joint injection
  10. Musculoskeletal exam
  11. Outpatient clinical consultation
  12. Percutaneous tenotomy
  13. Physical examination
  14. Platelet rich plasma injection
  15. Regenerative medicine therapy
  16. Rehabilitation therapy
  17. Soft tissue injection
  18. Sport specific rehabilitation
  19. Tenotomy-fasciotomy with Tenex technology
  20. Trigger point injection
  21. Ultrasound
  22. Ultrasound-guided aspiration and lavage for calcific tendinitis
  23. Ultrasound-guided cortisone injection
  24. Ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration
  25. Ultrasound-guided injection
  26. Ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal injection
  27. Viscosupplementation
  1. 2007
    Fellow - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation:Sports Medicine CenterMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2006
    ResidentPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 2006
    Chief Resident - Physical Medicine and RehabilitationMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 2006
    Resident - Physical Medicine and RehabilitationMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. 2003
    InternshipGundersen Lutheran Medical Center
  6. 2002
    MDUniversity of Minnesota Medical School
  7. 2000
    Medical SchoolSchool of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Duluth
  8. 1998
    BS - ChemistryUniversity of Minnesota

Certifications

  1. 2011
    Sports MedicineAmerican Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  2. 2007
    Physical Medicine & RehabilitationAmerican Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Awards and honors

  1. 2023
    Top Performing Provider Patient Experience AwardPatient Experience Provider Recognition Award
  2. 2022
    Patient Experience Award - Quality, Top Performing ProvidersMayo Clinic
  3. 2020
    Residency Program Director of the YearMayo Graduate School of Medicine
  4. 2018
    2018 Excellence in Clinical InnovationMayo Clinic Rochester
  5. 2016
    Teacher of the YearDepartment of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  6. 2015
    Distinguished ReviewerJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
  7. 2013
    Quality Recognition Group Honorable Mention - Good Author ProjectDocumentation Services
  8. 2013
    Quality Recognition Group Honorable Mention - Good Author ProjectDocumentation Services
  9. 2012
    Quality Recogition Group-Honorable Mention from Good Author ProjectDocumentation Services
  10. 2012
    Teacher of the YearDepartment of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  11. 2006
    Earl Elkins Award (Outstanding PM&R resident)Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  12. 2003
    Wasie Foundation ScholarshipUniversity of Minnesota Medical School
  13. 2001
    Victor and Robert Vaughan ScholarshipUniversity of Minnesota Medical School
  14. 2001
    James T. Housewright ScholarshipUniversity of Minnesota Medical School
  15. 2000
    Charles M. and Ruth H. Bagley ScholarshipSchool of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Duluth
  16. 1999
    John George Ross ScholarshipSchool of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Duluth
  17. 1997
    Golden Key National Honor SocietyUniversity of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  18. 1994
    Presidential ScholarshipUniversity of Minnesota

Professional memberships

  1. 2021 - present
    MemberProfessional Development Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  2. 2015 - present
    MemberClinical Competency Committee, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  3. 2014 - 2022
    DirectorPM&R Residency Program Director
  4. 2014 - present
    MemberGraduate Education Committee Medical and Laboratory Specialities
  5. 2014 - present
    MemberAssociation of Academic Physiatrists - Residency and Fellowship Program Directors Council
  6. 2013
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Association, Minnesota Medical Association
  7. 2012 - present
    MemberPM&R Research Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  8. 2012 - present
    MemberPM&R Education Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  9. 2012 - present
    MemberSubcommittee on Visiting Professors, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  10. 2012 - present
    Clinical Practice Division LeaderMusculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  11. 2012 - present
    MemberAssociation of Academic Physiatrists
  12. 2011 - 2014
    Undergraduate Education Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  13. 2009 - present
    MemberPM&R Resident Education Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  14. 2005 - present
    MemberAmerican Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
  15. 2004 - 2006
    MemberProgram Evaluation Committee, Program Evaluation, PM&R Resident Education Committee
  16. 2004 - 2006
    MemberUndergraduate Education Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  17. 2003 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  18. 1999 - 2000
    MemberMedical Student Grievance Committee, School of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Duluth
  19. 1998
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association

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