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Carole Vetter

Professor and David S. Haskell, MD, Chair of Orthopaedic Education, Program Director

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Carole Vetter
Clinical Specialty
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine


Dr. Carole S. Vetter joined the department in 1999 after completing a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of Utah that same year. She now serves as the Residency Program Director for the department. A native Wisconsinite, Dr. Vetter graduated from The University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1988 with a bachelor of science in Biochemistry and a minor in Athletic Training. She became a Certified Athletic Trainer in 1989 and during the 1989 academic year, worked as a staff Athletic Trainer for the Women’s Athletic Department at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Vetter received her doctor of medicine degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1993. From 1993 to 1998, Dr. Vetter completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin.


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Dr. Carole Vetter is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in the Sports Medicine Division. She serves as team physician for the US Speedskating Team and the Milwaukee Bucks.  She is assistant team  physician to the Milwaukee Ballet, Milwaukee Torrent and the Milwaukee Brewers.

Her  previous experience in sports medicine include positions as assistant team physician for the University of Utah football and soccer teams, and staff physician for the Park City Ski Clinic. She was a volunteer physician for the 2002 Winter Olympic games in Salt Lake City, Utah.


Clinical Interests

Her clinical interests include sports injuries, women’s sports medicine, injury prevention in the female athlete, arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the knee and shoulder, patellofemoral disorders and their surgical treatment, preemptive pain management in sports surgery, and the treatment of post traumatic stiffness in knee joints.