November Featured Author

Brian Waterman, MD.
Orthopedics Sports Medicine
Shoulder/ Elbow Surgery
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

From the November issue: Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation for Patellofemoral Chondral Defects: Improved Pain Relief and Occupational Outcomes Among US Army Servicemembers

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Waterman discuss his article in the November issue.


Brian R. Waterman, MD is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, cartilage restoration, and shoulder/elbow care. After graduating with degrees from the University of Virginia and Eastern Virginia Medical School, he performed his orthopedic surgery residency through the U.S. Army at William Beaumont Army Medical Center and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso, Texas. Following residency, he assumed the role of Director of Orthopaedic Research and became an Assistant Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He previously deployed with the 28th Combat Support Hospital to Helmand Province, Afghanistan, and received numerous honors, including the Army Commendation Medal (2) and Meritorious Service Medal (2). He performed his fellowship training with the renowned Sports Medicine program at Rush University Medical Center, where he was also a team physician for the Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox, and Chicago Fire. He has authored over 150 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, and currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Arthroscopy Journal. Dr. Waterman is currently an Associate Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery and Assistant Fellowship Director at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and he provides care for Wake Forest University athletics, Winston Salem Dash (Chicago White Sox), and high schools in the Triad region.


Selected Other Published Work in AJSM

Zarkadis NJ, Belmont PJ Jr, Zachilli MA, Holland CA, Kinsler AR, Todd MS,
Pallis MP, Waterman BR. Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation and Tibial Tubercle
Osteotomy for Patellofemoral Chondral Defects: Improved Pain Relief and
Occupational Outcomes Among US Army Servicemembers. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Oct
11:363546518800713. doi: 10.1177/0363546518800713. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed
PMID: 30307742.

Lansdown DA, Kunze K, Ukwuani G, Waterman BR, Nho SJ. The Importance of Comprehensive Cam Correction: Radiographic Parameters Are Predictive of
Patient-Reported Outcome Measures at 2 Years After Hip Arthroscopy. Am J Sports
Med. 2018 Jul;46(9):2072-2078. doi: 10.1177/0363546518780311. Epub 2018 Jun 21.
PubMed PMID: 29927617.

Eisenstein ED, Lanzi JT, Waterman BR, Bader JM, Pallis MP. Medialized
Clavicular Bone Tunnel Position Predicts Failure After Anatomic Coracoclavicular
Ligament Reconstruction in Young, Active Male Patients. Am J Sports Med. 2016
Oct;44(10):2682-2689. Epub 2016 Jul 12. PubMed PMID: 27407087

Waterman BR, Rensing N, Cameron KL, Owens BD, Pallis M. Survivorship of
Meniscal Allograft Transplantation in an Athletic Patient Population. Am J Sports
Med. 2016 May;44(5):1237-42. doi: 10.1177/0363546515626184. Epub 2016 Feb 17.
PubMed PMID: 26888878.

Waterman BR, Liu J, Newcomb R, Schoenfeld AJ, Orr JD, Belmont PJ Jr. Risk
factors for chronic exertional compartment syndrome in a physically active
military population. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Nov;41(11):2545-9. doi:
10.1177/0363546513497922. Epub 2013 Aug 2. PubMed PMID: 23911700.

Waterman BR, Belmont PJ Jr, Cameron KL, Svoboda SJ, Alitz CJ, Owens BD. Risk
factors for syndesmotic and medial ankle sprain: role of sex, sport, and level of
competition. Am J Sports Med. 2011 May;39(5):992-8. doi:
10.1177/0363546510391462. Epub 2011 Feb 2. PubMed PMID: 21289274.

Waterman BR, Belmont PJ Jr, Cameron KL, Deberardino TM, Owens BD. Epidemiology
of ankle sprain at the United States Military Academy. Am J Sports Med. 2010
Apr;38(4):797-803. doi: 10.1177/0363546509350757. Epub 2010 Feb 9. PubMed PMID:

Cotter EJ, Hannon CP, Christian DR, Wang KC, Lansdown DA, Waterman BR, Frank
RM, Cole BJ. Clinical Outcomes of Multifocal Osteochondral Allograft
Transplantation of the Knee: An Analysis of Overlapping Grafts and Multifocal
Lesions. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Oct;46(12):2884-2893. doi:
10.1177/0363546518793405. Epub 2018 Sep 4. PubMed PMID: 30179524.

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