Brian C. Werner, MD

Brian Werner, MD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery, where he was a team physician for the New York Giants and the New York Red Bulls. Dr. Werner currently serves as the Head Orthopaedic Team Physician for James Madison University athletics, where he provides primary coverage for all sports, including the 2016 FCS national championship football team, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer and the 2018 national champion women’s lacrosse team among others. Board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, he specializes in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery. This includes both arthroscopic and open reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and knee. He focuses on all sports and athletic injuries, and has a particular clinical interest in shoulder replacement and ligament reconstruction of the knee.

Dr. Werner has a significant interest in both clinical and basic science research, has published over 225 peer-reviewed papers on a wide variety of orthopaedic topics and has presented his research both regionally and nationally over 350 times. He has won numerous national awards for his research. His current research interests include clinical outcomes after knee and shoulder surgery, biomechanical studies in the knee and shoulder, shoulder arthroplasty and cartilage injury and repair.

Dr. Werner has numerous national leadership roles, and serves on the research committee for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, education committee for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the abstract review committee for the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons society.

Beyond Orthopaedics
Outside of Orthopaedics, Dr. Werner enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys, Benjamin and Wyatt. He is an avid runner, having run numerous marathons and continues to train for both marathon and half marathon distances. He also enjoys golf.


Office Location:
UVA Orthopaedic Center
2280 Ivy Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Mailing Address:
Dept. Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Virginia
PO Box 800159
Charlottesville, VA 22908

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Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia

Head Orthopaedic Team Physician, James Madison University

Specialty and Subspecialty

Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery

Subspecialty: Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery


Education: B.S., Pennsylvania State University (2005) – with honors and distinction
M.D., Wake Forest University (2009)

Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia
Research Fellowship, University of Virginia

Fellowship: Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery

Special Expertise

Sports Medicine

Arthroscopic and reconstructive shoulder surgery

Complex arthroscopic and reconstructive knee surgery

Total shoulder replacement

Reverse total shoulder replacement

Knee dislocation

Multiple ligament knee injury and reconstruction


Current research interests include clinical outcomes after knee and shoulder surgery, biomechanical studies in the knee and shoulder, shoulder arthroplasty and cartilage injury and repair

Current IRB Studies

Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder: Porous Augmented Glenoid Baseplate Post-Market Clinical Follow-up Study

A Stratified Investigation of a Single injection of ZILRETTATM for Symptomatic Relief in Patients with Idiopathic Adhesive Capsulitis of the Shoulder

A Retrospective Review of Immediate pain Response After Glenohumeral Injection and Predicting Long Term Outcomes

Convertible Implants for Revision Shoulder Arthroplasty: Is There Any Benefit?

Efficacy of the BioWickTM SureLockTM Implant for the Reattachment of Soft Tissue to Bone in Subjects Undergoing Rotator Cuff Repairs


Philip D. Wilson Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Surgery Research, Hospital for Special Surgery

2nd Place Podium Award, VOS Annual Meeting, Hot Springs, VA (2015)

Best Poster Presentation Award, VOS Annual Meeting, Hot Springs, VA (2015)

Young Scientist Award, University of Virginia (2014)

Best Poster Presentation Award, VOS Annual Meeting, Roanoke, VA (2014)

Best Basic Science Paper Award Runner Up, The Spine Journal (2012)

Best Poster Presentation Award, VOS Annual Meeting, Williamsburg, VA (2012)

Certification and Licensure

Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery (American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery)

Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine (American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine)

Licensed to practice in Virginia

Recent Publications

Werner BC, Cancienne JM, Browning R, Verma NN, Cole BJ. “An Analysis of Current Treatment Trends in Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy in the Medicare Database.” Orthop J Sports Med. 2020 Feb 6;8(2):2325967119900811. doi: 10.1177/2325967119900811. eCollection 2020 Feb. PMID 32083143

Casp AJ, Montgomery SR Jr, Cancienne JM, Brockmeier SF, Werner BC. “Osteoporosis and Implant-Related Complications After Anatomic and Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty.” J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2020 Feb 1;28(3):121-127. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-18-00537. PMID 31977612

Hadeed MM, Dempsey IJ, Tyrrell Burrus M, Werner BC, Walker JB, Perumal V, Park JS. “Predictors of Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus in Patients Undergoing Broström-Gould Ankle Ligament Reconstruction.” J Foot Ankle Surg. 2020 Jan-Feb;59(1):21-26. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2018.05.006. PMID 31882142

Casp AJ, Sequeira SB, Kew ME, Brockmeier SF, Werner BC. “Red Cell Distribution Width as a Novel Predictor of Mortality and Complications After Shoulder Arthroplasty.” J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2019 Dec 13. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-19-00499. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID 31842062

Roecker Z, Quinlan ND, Browne JA, Werner BC. “Risk of Periprosthetic Infection Following Intra-Articular Corticosteroid Injections After Total Knee Arthroplasty.” J Arthroplasty. 2019 Nov 16. pii: S0883-5403(19)31089-7. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2019.11.017. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID 31813813