Eric B. Pifel, MD | Orthopedic Surgeon | Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital

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Dr. Eric Pifel

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Eric B. Pifel MD

  • Knee
  • Sports Medicine
  • Hip
  • Joint Restoration

"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."

Top Doctor


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 recognized Dr. Pifel as a Top Doctor in Southeast Wisconsin in 2018, 2016 and 2015. 

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


  • English


Medical School

Medical College of Ohio - Toledo, Ohio


Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Wisconsin


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

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Video Library

Dr. Pifel on ACL Tears and 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. Watch Now »

Dr. Pifel Explains 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. Watch Now »

Dr. Pifel Explains Hip Impingement

Hip Impingement

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


  • Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospitals - Elmbrook Campus
  • Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital


  • Orthopedic Institute of Wisconsin
    9969 S. 27th Street
    Suite 1100
    Franklin, WI 53132
    Phone: 414-384-6700
  • Orthopedic Institute of Wisconsin
    3111 W. Rawson Avenue
    Suite 200/205
    Franklin, WI 53132
    Phone: 414-384-6700
  • Orthopedic Institute of Wisconsin
    3077 N. Mayfair Road
    Suite 100
    Wauwatosa, WI 53222
    Phone: 414-384-6700

Blog Posts


/app/files/public/376/blog-thumb-sports-med-radio-show.jpg Spring Sports & Indoor vs. Outdoor Prep 3/4/2017 Transcript URL
/app/files/public/376/blog-thumb-sports-med-radio-show.jpg The Road to Recovery After Injury 1/28/2017 Transcript URL
/app/files/public/376/blog-thumb-sports-med-radio-show.jpg Common Gym Injuries 1/14/2017 Transcript URL
/app/files/public/376/blog-thumb-sports-med-radio-show.jpg Winter Sports Injuries & Staying Safe in the Snow 12/3/2016 Transcript URL
/app/files/public/376/blog-thumb-sports-med-radio-show.jpg This Week's Sports Injuries 11/19/2016 Transcript URL
/app/files/public/376/blog-thumb-sports-med-radio-show.jpg Soccer Injuries 11/12/2016 Transcript URL
/app/files/public/376/blog-thumb-sports-med-radio-show.jpg Sports-Related Hip Injuries 10/1/2016 Transcript URL
/app/files/public/376/blog-thumb-sports-med-radio-show.jpg Football Injuries 9/24/2016 Transcript URL
/app/files/public/376/blog-thumb-sports-med-radio-show.jpg Performance Enhancing Drugs 3/26/2016 Transcript URL
/app/files/public/376/blog-thumb-sports-med-radio-show.jpg The Sports Medicine Team 1/16/2016 Transcript URL
/app/files/public/376/blog-thumb-sports-med-radio-show.jpg Returning Athletes to Play 11/7/2015 Transcript URL
/app/files/public/376/blog-thumb-sports-med-radio-show.jpg Anterior Knee Pain & Overuse Injuries 8/8/2015 Transcript URL
/app/files/public/376/blog-thumb-sports-med-radio-show.jpg Orthopedic Injuries 5/2/2015 Transcript URL