DepartmentsPhysical Medicine and RehabilitationSpecialty GroupsSports MedicineRegenerative BiotherapeuticsSports Medicine – MinnesotaUltrasound-Guided Injection ClinicMusculoskeletal CareLocationRochester, MinnesotaLanguagesEnglishExisting patientsSend a secure message via patient portal Biographical summaryStephen 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. Conditions treatedAchilles tendinitisACL injuryArthritisArthropathyBack painBaker's cystBiceps tendinitisBursitisCalcific tendinitisCartilage injuryCervical herniated diskCervical radiculopathyCervical spinal stenosisCervical spondylolisthesisCervical spondylosisCervical spondylotic myelopathyDegenerative disk diseaseDiabetic amyotrophyDiscogenic back painElbow instabilityFoot injuryFrozen shoulderGolf injuryGolfer's elbowHamstring injuryHerniated diskHip arthritisHip impingementHip instabilityHip labral tearHip tendinitisHip tendon tearJoint instabilityKnee arthritisKnee bursitisKnee disorderKnee loose bodyKnee painKneecap subluxationLateral collateral ligament sprainLeg painLittle Leaguer's elbowLittle Leaguer's shoulderLumbar herniated diskLumbar painLumbar radiculopathyLumbar spinal stenosisLumbar spondylosisMedial collateral ligament sprainMuscle weaknessMyasthenia gravisNeck painOsteoarthritisOsteochondritis dissecansPatellar tendinitisPatellar tendon tearPatellofemoral instabilityPeripheral neuropathyPiriformis syndromePlantar fasciitisPosterior cruciate ligament injuryPosterior tibial tendon dysfunctionRadiculopathyRotator cuff injuryRotator cuff tearRotator cuff tear arthropathyRotator cuff tendinitisRuptured diskSacroiliac joint dysfunctionSacroiliac pain syndromesSacroiliitisSeparated shoulderShoulder arthritisShoulder disorderShoulder impingement syndromeShoulder instabilityShoulder subluxationSpondylolisthesisSpondylolysisSports injurySprainSprained ankleStenosisStrainSwollen kneeTendinitisTendinopathyTendinosisTendon painTennis elbowThoracic radiculopathyTorn meniscus Procedures performedArthritis rehabilitationBack pain managementBack pain therapyExercise therapyGolf injury rehabilitationInjectionIntramuscular injectionJoint examinationJoint injectionMusculoskeletal examOutpatient clinical consultationPercutaneous tenotomyPhysical examinationPlatelet rich plasma injectionRegenerative medicine therapyRehabilitation therapySoft tissue injectionSport specific rehabilitationTenotomy-fasciotomy with Tenex technologyTrigger point injectionUltrasoundUltrasound-guided aspiration and lavage for calcific tendinitis Ultrasound-guided cortisone injectionUltrasound-guided fine needle aspirationUltrasound-guided injectionUltrasound-guided musculoskeletal injectionViscosupplementation Mayo Clinic locations Rochester, Minnesota Driving directions More info Billing & insurance Accessibility services Education2007Fellow - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation:Sports Medicine CenterMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine2006ResidentPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine2006Chief Resident - Physical Medicine and RehabilitationMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine2006Resident - Physical Medicine and RehabilitationMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine2003InternshipGundersen Lutheran Medical Center2002MDUniversity of Minnesota Medical School2000Medical SchoolSchool of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Duluth1998BS - ChemistryUniversity of MinnesotaShow more education Activities and honorsCertifications2011Sports MedicineAmerican Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation2007Physical Medicine & RehabilitationAmerican Board of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationAwards and honors2023Top Performing Provider Patient Experience AwardPatient Experience Provider Recognition Award2022Patient Experience Award - Quality, Top Performing ProvidersMayo Clinic2020Residency Program Director of the YearMayo Graduate School of Medicine20182018 Excellence in Clinical InnovationMayo Clinic Rochester2016Teacher of the YearDepartment of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science2015Distinguished ReviewerJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine2013Quality Recognition Group Honorable Mention - Good Author ProjectDocumentation Services2013Quality Recognition Group Honorable Mention - Good Author ProjectDocumentation Services2012Quality Recogition Group-Honorable Mention from Good Author ProjectDocumentation Services2012Teacher of the YearDepartment of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation2006Earl Elkins Award (Outstanding PM&R resident)Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation2003Wasie Foundation ScholarshipUniversity of Minnesota Medical School2001Victor and Robert Vaughan ScholarshipUniversity of Minnesota Medical School2001James T. Housewright ScholarshipUniversity of Minnesota Medical School2000Charles M. and Ruth H. Bagley ScholarshipSchool of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Duluth1999John George Ross ScholarshipSchool of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Duluth1997Golden Key National Honor SocietyUniversity of Minnesota, Twin Cities1994Presidential ScholarshipUniversity of MinnesotaShow more awards and honorsProfessional memberships2021 - presentMemberProfessional Development Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation2015 - presentMemberClinical Competency Committee, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation2014 - 2022DirectorPM&R Residency Program Director2014 - presentMemberGraduate Education Committee Medical and Laboratory Specialities2014 - presentMemberAssociation of Academic Physiatrists - Residency and Fellowship Program Directors Council2013MemberZumbro Valley Medical Association, Minnesota Medical Association2012 - presentMemberPM&R Research Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation2012 - presentMemberPM&R Education Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation2012 - presentMemberSubcommittee on Visiting Professors, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation2012 - presentClinical Practice Division LeaderMusculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation2012 - presentMemberAssociation of Academic Physiatrists2011 - 2014Undergraduate Education Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation2009 - presentMemberPM&R Resident Education Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation2005 - presentMemberAmerican Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine2004 - 2006MemberProgram Evaluation Committee, Program Evaluation, PM&R Resident Education Committee2004 - 2006MemberUndergraduate Education Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation2003 - presentMemberAmerican Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation1999 - 2000MemberMedical Student Grievance Committee, School of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Duluth1998MemberMinnesota Medical AssociationShow more professional membershipsPublicationsSee my publications Biographical summaryConditions treatedProcedures performedMayo Clinic locationsEducationActivities and honors Request an appointment PST-20225525 Doctors & Medical Staff Wisniewski, Stephen J. 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