William T. Pennington, MD
Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital

William T. Pennington, MD

  • Joint Restoration
  • Knee
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Shoulder
  • Sports Medicine

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.

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

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
  • 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




  • Medical School

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

    Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Fellowship

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

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Video Library

  • Recurring 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.

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  • Arthroscopic Superior Capsular Reconstruction

    Does shoulder pain and loss of motion have you sidelined? Do you have a massive rotator cuff tear with severe pain and an inability to use your arm,…