Eric B. Pifel, MD
Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital

Eric B. Pifel, MD

  • Hip
  • Joint Restoration
  • Knee
  • Sports Medicine

I have a passion for sports and sports medicine. I will use my sports medicine training to return you and your families back to their activities with the least invasive techniques.

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Dr. Pifel understands that recovery is an intrinsic part of all medical care. He is eager for his patients to return to their favorite hobbies – boating, fishing and golfing in his case – as quickly as possible. Dr. Pifel makes certain all of the procedures he performs are the least intrusive options and promote the fastest healing.

In addition, Milwaukee Magazine and peer physicians have continually recognized Dr. Pifel as a Top Doctor in Southeast Wisconsin.

Meet Dr. Pifel

Specializing in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine, Dr. Pifel is passionate about providing you the same type of care he expects for his family and utilizing the least invasive techniques to get you back to your lifestyle – whether that be on the field, in the yard or playing with the kids. Watch this video to learn more about Dr. Pifel.

Additional Information

  • Individualized care for the athlete from age 8 to 80.
  • Specialized sports medicine training in orthopedics from a Big Ten university.
  • Multiple international, national and local sports medicine and orthopedic presentations.
  • Dr. Pifel is a team physician for the Milwaukee Wave, Brewcity Bruisers Rollerderby, Milwaukee Hurling Club, MSOE and Brookfield Academy.

Clinical Interests

Hip Arthroscopy, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy




  • Medical School

    Medical College of Ohio - Toledo, Ohio
  • Residency

    Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Fellowship

    The Ohio State University – Orthopedic Sports Medicine - Columbus, Ohio

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Team Coverage

Milwaukee Wave, Bryant & Stratton College, Oak Creek Schools, Brookfield Academy Schools, BrewCity Bruisers Roller Derby, and Milwaukee Hurling Club

Video Library

  • ACL Tear & Treatment

    ACL Tear & Treatment

    Dr. Pifel discusses how the ACL functions and the advancements that have been made in ACL tear treatment and ACL tear surgery.

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  • Hip Arthroscopy

    Hip Arthroscopy

    Dr. Pifel describes the procedure of minimally invasive hip arthroscopy to treat hip impingement and gives an overview of the rehab and recovery process.

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  • Hip Impingement

    Hip Impingement

    Dr. Pifel discusses the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of hip impingement.

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  • Hip Impingement & The Active Adult

    Are you experiencing pain in your hip, groin, buttocks, or thigh? Have you stared at your doctor confused when they said you had a femoroacetabular impingement? A hip…
  • Common Golf Hip Injuries

    Golf is often thought of as a gentle, calm, non-contact sport that is easy on the body. In comparison to football or hockey, that may be true. However,…
  • Non-Surgical Treatments for Degenerative Joint Disease

    Degenerative joint disease is the most common chronic condition of the joints and occurs most often in knees, hips, lower back and neck, small joints of the fingers,…