September Featured Author


Timothy S. Mologne, MD
Sports Medicine Center, WI

From the September Issue: Osteochondral Allograft Transplant to the Medial Femoral Condyle Using a Medial or Lateral Femoral Condyle Allograft: Is There a Difference in Graft Sources?

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Mologne discuss his article in the September issue.


 Dr. Timothy Mologne is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with subspecialty fellowship training in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery.  He began his medical career in the United States Navy.  During his illustrious twenty-year naval career, he flew F-14s as a naval flight surgeon during Desert Storm, served as an orthopedic surgeon in Okinawa, Japan, and taught orthopedic surgery at a major medical center.  His career culminated with his promotion to the rank of Captain (O-6) an appointment as the director of sports medicine and vice-chairman of orthopedic surgery at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California.  His position included teaching sports medicine and arthroscopy as part of the largest orthopedic surgery residency program in the military.  In addition, his practice developed into a worldwide referral Center for military members with complex knee and shoulder problems.  Dr. Mologne has dedicated much of his time to teaching and performing clinical research.  He has published several articles and book chapters in the field of shoulder and knee surgery.  In addition, he has lectured nationally and internationally on various knee and shoulder topics, and continues to be a faculty member at national meetings.  Throughout his career, he has been honored with many teaching and researcher wards.

Since moving to Appleton, Wisconsin in 2004, Dr. Mologne, a native of Colorado, has established himself as a regional expert in shoulder and knee surgery.  His extensive experience and proficiency in complex shoulder surgery resulted in a nomination and induction into the American Society of shoulder and elbow surgeons in 2009.  Dr. Mologne is one of only three surgeons in the state of Wisconsin to be accepted into this prestigious society.

He has remained active in clinical teaching on both the local national levels.  He serves as a clinical instructor in the University of Wisconsin Fox Valley family practice residency program and has been an associate master instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America since 2007.  Though not currently practicing at an academic teaching institute, he has continued to author articles and book chapters in the field and knee and shoulder surgery.  His research works have won awards from the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine as well as the International Society of Arthroscopy (ISAKOS).

Dr. Mologne has a strong interest in cartilage restoration and is proficient in the state of the art techniques of cartilage and meniscus transplantation.  He has co-authored and contributed to published articles on cartilage research and transplantation outcomes.  He serves as a consultant and advisor to cartilage transplant companies and continues to perform cartilage research.  His work is leading to improved techniques and surgical instrumentation, which will ultimately lead to better outcomes.

Selected Other Published Works in AJSM

Posterior Instability of the Shoulder: Diagnosis and Management Am J Sports Med April 2011 39 874-886; published online before print December 4, 2010, doi:10.1177/0363546510384232

2007 Aircast Award for Basic Science: The Addition of Rotator Interval Closure After Arthroscopic Repair of Either Anterior or Posterior Shoulder Instability: Effect on Glenohumeral Translation and Range of Motion Am J Sports Med June 2008 36 11231131; published online before print March 4, 2008, doi:10.1177/0363546508314391

Arthroscopic Stabilization in Patients With an Inverted Pear GlenoidResults in Patients With Bone Loss of the Anterior Glenoid Am J Sports Med August 2007 35 12761283; published online before print March 26, 2007, doi:10.1177/0363546507300262

Twenty-six-Year Results After Broström Procedure for Chronic Lateral Ankle Instability Am J Sports Med June 2006 34 975978; published online before print January 6, 2006, doi:10.1177/0363546505282616

Early Screw Fixation Versus Casting in the Treatment of Acute Jones Fractures Am J Sports Med July 2005 33 970975; published online before print May 11, 2005, doi:10.1177/0363546504272262

Long-Term Evaluation of the Roux-Elmslie-Trillat Procedure for Patellar Instability: A 26-Year Follow-up Am J Sports Med August 2005 33 12201223; published online before print July 6, 2005, doi:10.1177/0363546504272686

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