Brian C. Werner

Brian C. Werner, MD

Sports Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location:
Sports Medicine Clinic

2280 Ivy Road

Charlottesville, VA 22903



Research Interests:

Outcomes, specifically for the shoulder and
shoulder arthroplasty; large database research and
analysis; early detection of cartilage injury; cartilage
regeneration; and tendon healing

Clinical Practice:
PCL Injury, Rotator Cuff Injury, Shoulder Dislocation, Shoulder Instability, Shoulder Labral Tear, ACL Surgery, Joint Replacement, Shoulder Tendinopathy, Shoulder Replacement, Sports Medicine


Associate Professor

Brian Werner, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and shoulder surgery, including 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 also performs arthroscopic treatment of shoulder instability (labrum repair), rotator cuff repair, ACL reconstruction, meniscus repair and transplant, among many other sports medicine procedures.

Dr. Werner earned his B.S. in chemical engineering from Penn State and his medical degree from Wake Forest. He came to UVA for his internship, research fellowship and orthopedic surgery residency. He then completed a fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, where he was a team physician for the New York Giants and the New York Red Bulls. He returned to Charlottesville in 2016, joining the UVA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as an assistant professor. He also serves as a team physician for James Madison University.

In addition to patient care, Dr. Werner has a significant interest in both clinical and basic science research, and has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers on a wide variety of orthopedic topics. He has presented his research both regionally and nationally over 250 times and won numerous national awards. His research interests include clinical outcomes after knee and shoulder surgery, biomechanical studies in the knee and shoulder, shoulder arthroplasty and cartilage injury and repair.

Outside of work, Dr. Werner enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys, Benjamin and Wyatt. He is an avid runner who has completed many marathons and continues to train for both marathon and half marathon distances. He also enjoys golf.


Wake Forest University
University of Virginia
Hospital for Special Surgery