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Brian C. Werner

Associate Professor
Unit: School of Medicine
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Division
Office location and address
Fontaine Research Park Suite 1100
400 Ray C. Hunt Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
B.S., Pennsylvania State University, 2005
M.D., Wake Forest University, 2009

Dr. Werner joined the UVA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2016.  He 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 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 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 also serves as a team physician for James Madison University.

 Dr. Werner returns to Charlottesville after completing his internship, research fellowship and orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Virginia. In addition to patient care, he has a significant interest in both clinical and basic science research, and has published over 150 peer-review papers on a wide variety of orthopaedic topics and has presented his research both regionally and nationally over 250 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.

Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder: Porous Augmented Glenoid Baseplate Post- Market Clinical Follow-up Study
Source: Zimmer, Inc.
August 03, 2018 – August 02, 2030
STABILITY 2: ACL Reconstruction +/- Lateral Tenodesis with Patellar vs. Quad Tendon
Source: University Of Pittsburgh
June 01, 2020 – August 31, 2025
Arthrex Shoulder Arthroplasty Registry Protocol
Source: Arthrex, Inc.
June 30, 2020 – June 29, 2023
A Stratified Investigation of a Single Injection of ZILRETTA¿ (triamcinolone acetonide extended-release injectable suspension) for Symptomatic Relief in Patients with Idiopathic Adhesive Capsulitis of the Shoulder
Source: Flexion Therapeutics, Inc
July 15, 2019 – June 30, 2022
Efficacy of the BioWick SureLock Implant for the Reattachment of Soft Tissue to Bone in Subjects Undergoing Rotator Cuff Repairs
Source: The Zimmer Corporation
September 28, 2017 – November 01, 2021
  • Hospital for Special Surgery Philip D. Wilson Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Surgery Research
  • 2016 AAOS Top 10 Paper Presentation, Adult Reconstruction – Knee: “Does Timing of Previous Intra-Articular Steroid Injection Affect Postoperative TKA Infection Rates?”
  • 2016 AAOS Top 10 Paper Presentation, Adult Reconstruction – Knee: “Complication Rates after Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty in Patients with Hepatitis C Compared to Matched Controls”
  • 2016 AAOS Top 10 Paper Presentation, Spine: “Do Epidural Injections Prior to Lumbar Fusions Affect Postoperative Infection and Intraoperative Durotomy Rates?”
  • 2016 AAOS Top 10 Poster Presentation, Spine: “Super Obesity (BMI 50kg/m2) and Complications after Posterior Lumbar Spine Fusion”
  • 2015 2nd Place Podium Award VOS Annual Meeting Hot Springs, Virginia
  • 2015 Best Poster Presentation Award VOS Annual Meeting Hot Springs, Virginia
  • 2015 Highlight Poster for International Tour, 2015 AAOS Annual Meting, Las Vegas, NV
  • 2014 Young Scientist Award, University of Virginia
  • 2014 Best Poster Presentation Award VOS Annual Meeting Roanoke, Virginia
  • 2012 Best Basic Science Paper Award Runner-Up: The Spine Journal
  • 2012 Best Podium Presentation at IFATS Annual Meeting, Quebec City, QC
  • 2012 Best Poster Presentation Award VOS Annual Meeting Williamsburg, VA