Stephen J. Wisniewski, M.D.

  1. Physiatrist
  2. Sports Medicine Specialist

Specialty Groups

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

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 pain
  13. Cervical radiculopathy
  14. Cervical spinal stenosis
  15. Cervical spondylolisthesis
  16. Cervical spondylosis
  17. Cervical spondylotic myelopathy
  18. Degenerative disk disease
  19. Diabetic amyotrophy
  20. Discogenic back pain
  21. Elbow instability
  22. Foot injury
  23. Frozen shoulder
  24. Golf injury
  25. Golfer's elbow
  26. Hamstring injury
  27. Herniated disk
  28. Hip arthritis
  29. Hip impingement
  30. Hip instability
  31. Hip labral tear
  32. Hip tendinitis
  33. Hip tendon tear
  34. Joint instability
  35. Knee arthritis
  36. Knee bursitis
  37. Knee disorder
  38. Knee loose body
  39. Knee pain
  40. Kneecap subluxation
  41. Lateral collateral ligament sprain
  42. Leg pain
  43. Little Leaguer's elbow
  44. Little Leaguer's shoulder
  45. Lumbar herniated disk
  46. Lumbar pain
  47. Lumbar radiculopathy
  48. Lumbar spinal stenosis
  49. Lumbar spondylosis
  50. Medial collateral ligament sprain
  51. Muscle strain
  52. Muscle weakness
  53. Myasthenia gravis
  54. Neck pain
  55. Osteoarthritis
  56. Osteochondritis dissecans
  57. Patellar tendinitis
  58. Patellar tendon tear
  59. Patellofemoral instability
  60. Peripheral neuropathy
  61. Piriformis syndrome
  62. Plantar fasciitis
  63. Posterior cruciate ligament injury
  64. Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction
  65. Radiculopathy
  66. Rotator cuff injury
  67. Rotator cuff tear
  68. Rotator cuff tear arthropathy
  69. Rotator cuff tendinitis
  70. Ruptured disk
  71. Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  72. Sacroiliac pain syndromes
  73. Sacroiliitis
  74. Separated shoulder
  75. Shoulder arthritis
  76. Shoulder disorder
  77. Shoulder impingement syndrome
  78. Shoulder instability
  79. Shoulder subluxation
  80. Spondylolisthesis
  81. Spondylolysis
  82. Sports injury
  83. Sprain
  84. Sprained ankle
  85. Stenosis
  86. Strain injury
  87. Swollen knee
  88. Tendinitis
  89. Tendinopathy
  90. Tendinosis
  91. Tendon pain
  92. Tennis elbow
  93. Thoracic radiculopathy
  94. 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
    Chief Resident - Physical Medicine and RehabilitationMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 2006
    Resident - Physical Medicine and RehabilitationMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 2003
    InternshipGundersen Lutheran Medical Center
  5. 2002
    MDUniversity of Minnesota Medical School
  6. 2000
    Medical SchoolSchool of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Duluth
  7. 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. 2020
    Residency Program Director of the YearMayo Graduate School of Medicine
  2. 2018
    2018 Excellence in Clinical InnovationMayo Clinic Rochester
  3. 2016
    Teacher of the YearDepartment of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  4. 2015
    Distinguished ReviewerJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
  5. 2013
    Quality Recognition Group Honorable Mention - Good Author ProjectDocumentation Services
  6. 2013
    Quality Recognition Group Honorable Mention - Good Author ProjectDocumentation Services
  7. 2012
    Quality Recogition Group-Honorable Mention from Good Author ProjectDocumentation Services
  8. 2012
    Teacher of the YearDepartment of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  9. 2006
    Earl Elkins Award (Outstanding PM&R resident)Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  10. 2003
    Wasie Foundation ScholarshipUniversity of Minnesota Medical School
  11. 2001
    Victor and Robert Vaughan ScholarshipUniversity of Minnesota Medical School
  12. 2001
    James T. Housewright ScholarshipUniversity of Minnesota Medical School
  13. 2000
    Charles M. and Ruth H. Bagley ScholarshipSchool of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Duluth
  14. 1999
    John George Ross ScholarshipSchool of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Duluth
  15. 1997
    Golden Key National Honor SocietyUniversity of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  16. 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

Publications