Robert P Wilder

Robert P Wilder, MD

Division:
Sports and Spine Care
Department:
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Call 434.243.5600
Primary Location:

PO Box 801004

Charlottesville, VA 22908-1004

Directions
Phone:
434.243.5600
Expertise
ABMS Certification:
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; Sports Medicine
Research Interests:

Physiologic and training effects of deep water running for athletes

Clinical Practice:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow), Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendinopathy, Fracture, Rehabilitation
Appointment:

Medical Director, The Runner's Clinic at UVa; Team Physician, UVA Athletics

About
Title:
Professor and Chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Biography

Robert Wilder, MD, is chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UVA. He is also serves as medical director of The Runner’s Clinic and the UVA SPEED Clinic Motion Analysis Lab, and directs the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program.  

Born in California, Dr. Wilder attended the University of Dayton for his undergraduate degree and earned his MD from UVA. He then moved on to Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, for his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation, followed by a fellowship in primary care sports medicine at the Virginia Sports Medicine Institute in Arlington. He joined UVA in 1998, and became a professor in 2015. He has chaired the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation since 2010.  

In addition to his work at UVA, Dr. Wilder is the head team physician for Ragged Mountain Racing and Monticello High School, a USTA Tournament physician and the medical director for numerous local races, including the Charlottesville Marathon and Half-Marathon, the Charlottesville Ten Miler and the Women’s Four Miler.

Awards
  • 2015-2018 Best Doctors in America® List
Education
Primary:
University of Virginia, 1988
Residency:
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine
Fellowships:
Primary Care Sports Medicine, the Nirschl Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Clinic