William T. Pennington, MD | Orthopedic Surgeon | Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital

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Dr. William Pennington

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William T. Pennington MD

  • Shoulder
  • Knee
  • Sports Medicine
  • Joint Restoration

"My aim is to provide state-of-the-art, prompt and courteous care to my patients. Hopefully this will facilitate the earliest possible return to the activities which the current injury is preventing."

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Dr. Pennington is a board certified Orthopedic Surgeon with sub-specialty certification in sports medicine. He is fellowship trained in shoulder and knee reconstruction. His active lifestyle drives him to help his patients maintain their active lifestyles of choice, as well. In addition, Milwaukee Magazine and peer physicians recognized Dr. Pennington as a Top Doctor in Southeast Wisconsin in 2018, 2016 and 2015.

He is a partner in The Orthopedic Institute of Wisconsin and a founding member of Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital.

Meet Dr. Pennington

Specializing in shoulders and knees, Dr. Pennington is most passionate about providing you excellent, prompt, courteous care. To do so he stays on top of all of the technology and techniques to get you back to the activities you’re not able to do. Watch this video to learn more about Dr. Pennington.

Additional Information

  • Specialized training in shoulder and knee arthroscopy.
  • National, regional and local presentations on orthopedic-related subjects.
  • Authored a chapter of the book An Atlas of Shoulder Arthroscopy and has been published in the Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics and Arthroscopy

Honors & Awards

  • Milwaukee Magazine's Top Doctors List, Orthopedic Surgeons - 2018, 2016, 2015 and 2012
  • Received Milwaukee BizTimes Healthcare Hero Award - December 2011

Professional Memberships

  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Mid-American Orthopaedic Association
  • American Medical Association
  • State Medical Society of Wisconsin
  • Milwaukee Orthopaedic Society
  • American College of Sports Medicine

Teaching or Professional Positions

  • Clinical Instructor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI - Awarded Clinical Instructor of the Year, June 2008
  • Board of Trustees, University School of Milwaukee - September 2011-Present

Clinical Interests

  • Cartilaginous Knee Injuries
  • Ligamentous Knee Injuries
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Conventional Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Biologic Shoulder Reconstruction


  • English


Medical School

Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Honors: Elected to the Wisconsin Beta Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society


Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Wisconsin


California Pacific Medical Center – Shoulder/Knee Reconstruction - San Francisco, California

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Video Library

Dr. Pennington Discusses Shoulder Dislocation

Recurring Shoulder Dislocation

Dr. Pennington describes how to prevent a recurrence of a dislocated shoulder and what can be done in the case of chronic shoulder dislocation. 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

Blog Posts


/app/files/public/376/blog-thumb-sports-med-radio-show.jpg Orthobiologics 8/27/2016 Transcript URL http://www.mymosh.com/app/files/public/462/8-27-16-Sports-Med-Radio-Podcast.mp3
/app/files/public/376/blog-thumb-sports-med-radio-show.jpg Throwing Injuries 8/20/2016 Transcript URL http://www.mymosh.com/app/files/public/461/8-20-16-Sports-Med-Radio-Podcast.mp3
/app/files/public/376/blog-thumb-sports-med-radio-show.jpg ACL Injury & Recovery - A Franklin H.S. Athlete's Story 2/27/2016 Transcript URL http://www.mymosh.com/app/files/public/430/2-27-16.mp3
/app/files/public/376/blog-thumb-sports-med-radio-show.jpg Shoulder Instability 9/26/2015 Transcript URL http://www.mymosh.com/app/files/public/405/9-26-15.mp3
/app/files/public/376/blog-thumb-sports-med-radio-show.jpg Thrower's Shoulder 8/1/2015 Transcript URL http://www.mymosh.com/app/files/public/397/8-1-15.mp3