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Pamela Lang

Pamela J. Lang, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
Languages Spoken:
  • English

Pamela J. Lang, M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in pediatric orthopedics and sports medicine. With a wealth of experience and expertise, Dr. Lang is dedicated to providing exceptional care to children and adolescents, helping them overcome challenges and pursue active, healthy lives.

Dr. Lang's journey in orthopedics began with her residency at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Eager to further her specialization, she pursued additional training in pediatric orthopedic surgery at the Orthopaedic Institute for Children/UCLA in Los Angeles, California, and completed training in orthopedic sports medicine at Boston Children's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

After spending seven years at the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Lang joined the respected team at Shriners Children’s Twin Cities as medical director. In this role, she is committed to advancing pediatric orthopedic care and rehabilitation, striving to make Shriners Children’s Twin Cities the premier destination for pediatric orthopedic services in the area.

“I am honored to join Shiners Children’s as medical director in the Twin Cities. I am proud to be a part of the more than 100 years of transforming kids’ lives.” Dr. Lang shares. “Shriners Children’s has a reputation in the pediatric healthcare community for commitment to collaboration and excellence, and I look forward to contributing to our region as a leader in care, research and orthopedic education.”

Dr. Lang's clinical expertise spans a wide range of pediatric sports medicine and orthopedic conditions, including sports injuries, fractures, hip dysplasia and lower extremity abnormalities. She is deeply invested in research, with particular interests in biomechanics, sports injury prevention, and bone health in children and adolescents.

Beyond her clinical and research endeavors, Dr. Lang is passionate about education and community outreach. She is dedicated to sharing her knowledge and expertise with fellow healthcare professionals and the broader community, with the aim of improving pediatric orthopedic care and promoting healthy, active lifestyles for children.

In her leisure time, Dr. Lang enjoys spending quality time with her family, and staying active through running and hiking with her dog. She is a lover of all sports, especially cheering on her beloved Wisconsin Badgers and Green Bay Packers.

Dr. Lang's vision for Shriners Children’s Twin Cities is one of collaboration, excellence and innovation. She is committed to fostering a culture of compassionate care and pushing the boundaries of orthopedic medicine to ensure that every child receives the best possible treatment and support on their journey to wellness.

Pediatric Care


More About Me

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery,
Education and Training

Medical Education
University of Illinois @ Chicago
Chicago, IL

UNC Hospitals
Chapel Hill, NC

Orthopaedic Institute for Children/UCLA
Los Angeles, CA

Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, MA

Academic Positions and Locations

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health

Leadership and Memberships
  • 2020-Present: Executive Committee Member, American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness
  • 2020-Present: Member, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • 2019-Present: Female Athlete Research Interest Group, Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Society (PRISM)
  • 2016-Present: Member, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • 2021-2024: Associate Program Director, Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 2017-2024: Assistant Professor – CHS, Divisions of Pediatric Orthopedics & Division of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
Editorial Positions
  • 2017-Present: Reviewer, Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Awards and Honors
  • 2019: UW Health Patient and Family Experience Award
  • 2019: Outstanding Educator, UWSMPH Surgical and Procedure Care rotation
  • 2014: Nominee, AOA Resident Leadership Forum – Montreal, Canada
  • 2012: Resident Teaching Award – University of North Carolina School of Medicine MSII Musculoskeletal Course
  • 2009: Alpha Omega Alpha
Academic Works and Presentations
  • Podium Presentation: University of Wisconsin Department of Orthopedics Grand Rounds; Global Healthcare Systems: Is There A Better Way To Do This? (11/2022)
  • Invited Research Presentation: University of Wisconsin Department of Orthopedics Orthopedic Resident Indications Conference; Tibial Bowing (10/2022)
  • Invited Research Presentation: Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA); Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee (2/2022)
  • Invited Research Presentation: Regional Pediatric Advisory Council; Knee Injuries in the Pediatric Athlete (10/2021)
  • Invited Research Presentation: University of North Carolina Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Case Conference; Cases in Pediatric Sports Medicine (6/2020)
  • Podium Presentation: 2019 Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association Annual Meeting; ACL Reconstruction in the Pediatric Athlete (10/2019)


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