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Rick F. Papandrea, MD PHYSICIAN

Specialties: Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, Wrist & Sports Medicine

Administrative Assistant: Deanna Mann
(262) 303-5019
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MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Fellowships & Internships

Fellow, Adult Upper Extremity Reconstruction (Shoulder/Elbow)
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Fellow, Harvard Hand and Upper Extremity Service
Brigham's and Women's Hospital / Children's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Intern, General Surgery
The Mount Sinai Medical Center
Cleveland, Ohio


Resident, Orthopaedic Surgery
The Mount Sinai Medical Center
Cleveland, Ohio

Licensure & Certifications

ABOS board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery
ABOS board certified in Hand Surgery
ABOS board certified in Sports Medicine
Exactech’s shoulder replacement implant

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Patient Reviews

  • Dr. Rick Papandrea has been my physician since 2004. He has replaced both of my shoulders, one with a traditional replacement and one using the reverse shoulder technique. He also did carpel tunnel surgery on my right hand. My surgeries went extremely well and I have had no issues since the operations. Dr. Papandrea is extremely knowledgeable, he keeps abreast of the latest innovations in his field, and he has a great deal of experience executing complex surgeries. He is also very caring, kind, and down-to-earth. He always takes the time to answer my questions, and he explains intricate and difficult procedures in a way that I can understand. I enjoy my visits with Dr. Papandrea because he treats me with respect and he is genuinely concerned about my well-being. Before my surgeries, when the nurses saw on my chart who the attending surgeon was, they all referred to Dr. Papandrea as “the best” and the “most meticulous.” I feel very fortunate to have him as my surgeon.


  • Excllent! OAW is committed to providing the highest quality specialized musculoskeletal care to patients. Dr. Papandrea & his team are wonderful and caring.

    ~ Allison G ~

  • Dr. Papendrea is the best surgeon I have ever had. I fell on my right arm several years ago and tore the tendon in my elbow. Every doctor told me they could not help me. I would have to live with the pain. After surgery I went to PT at the clinic for three months. Happy to say I'm playing golf again.

    ~ Kristin R ~

  • Friendly and patient staff. Dr. Papandrea is a great surgeon and his team took really great care of me before and especially after my rotator cuff and torn bicep tendon surgery. The physical therapy staff also took great care of me for a quick recovery. Highly recommend this place and Dr. Papandrea.

    ~ Bear M ~

  • I had best service 3 years ago over waukesha did excellent job can't wait see him again amazing doctor Rick F. Papandrea he is amazin dr work with great i am so happy came back so is Papandrea

    ~ Lori V ~