Dr. Wahl developed a regional and national reputation in the treatment, innovations, and study of high-energy, complex knee and shoulder injuries. While he enjoys treating all athletic soft tissue and bony injuries of the knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle; his specific interests include ligament reconstruction of multiple-ligament knee injuries and knee dislocations, cartilage transplantation and repair, joint resurfacing in the athletic individual, osteotomies, peri-articular fracture management, and minimally-invasive treatment of shoulder pathology.  He provides comprehensive and innovative treatment options for the elite and recreational athlete; understanding that every injury, person and their goals are unique, therefore every treatment option must be uniquely tailored to the individual.


Education.

  • Bachelor of Environmental Design | University of Colorado | Boulder, CO
  • Medical School | Yale University School of Medicine | New Haven, CT
  • Internship | Yale University School of Medicine | New Haven, CT
  • Orthopaedic Residency | Yale University School of Medicine | New Haven, CT
  • Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery Fellowship | Hospital for Special Surgery | New York City, NY
  • AO John Border Traveling Trauma Fellowship | Augsburg, Germany + Zurich, Switzerland
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Fellowship | South America

Board Certification.

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.  

Clinical Experience.

  • Clinical Instructor, Orthopaedic Surgery | Yale University School of Medicine | New Haven, CT
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery | Yale University School of Medicine | New Haven, CT
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine | University of Washington | Seattle, WA
  • Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine | University of Washington | Seattle, WA
  • Associate Professor + Chief of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery | UC San Diego | San Diego, CA
  • Attending Surgeon | Orthopedic Physician Associates | Seattle, WA

Team Medicine.

  • Assistant Team Physician | New York Giants | New York City, NY
  • Team Physician | University of Washington | Seattle, WA
  • Head Team Physician | San Diego Chargers | San Diego, CA

Honors.

  • San Diego Magazine Top Docs Award, Sports Medicine, 2013
  • US News and World Report Top Doctor, 2011, 2012
  • Seattle Met Magazine Top Doctors Award, Sports Medicine, 2011, 2012
  • Seattle Magazine Seattle Top Docs Award, Orthopedic Surgery, 2012
  • Seattle Magazine Seattle Top Docs Award, Sports Medicine, 2010, 2011
  • SuperDoctors.com Top Doctor, Seattle Area, 2011
  • University of Washington Department of Orthopaedics Chief Resident Teaching Award, 2012
  • University of Washington Department of Orthopedics Resident Teaching Award, 2009
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Yale Class of 1996
  • Lange Award, Yale Outstanding Graduating Senior, 1996
  • Dean's Scholar, University of Colorado, 1985-1990
  • Regent's Scholar, University of Colorado, 1985-1986

Video Introduction.


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