Wayne A. Brearley, M.D.

“I believe in providing comprehensive treatment options and working together in determining the best orthopaedic care plan for your upper extremity needs.”

After completing his undergraduate degree at Loyola University, Dr. Brearley attended medical school at Uniformed Services University, Bethesda Maryland. After that he completed his internship at Wright Patterson Air Force Base and his orthopaedic residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas. He completed his Hand & Upper Extremity Fellowship at the University of Miami.

“I chose to become an orthopaedic surgeon to help patients improve function, reduce pain and to become a better version of themselves.”

Dr. Brearley is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Wisconsin Medical Society, Marathon County Medical Society, and the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons.


Undergraduate: Loyola University, Chicago, IL
Medical School: Unifomed Services University, Bethesda, MD
Internship: Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH
Orthopaedic Residency: Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX
Fellowship: Hand & Upper Extremity, University of Miami, Miami, FL

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Certificate of Added Qualification—Hand Surgery—2000
  • Re-certified—2009, 2019

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Wisconsin Medical Society
  • Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Marathon County Medical Society

Dr. Brearley grew up in Chicago and is a veteran of the United States Air Force and Desert Storm. He’s been a part of OAW since 2002. In his free time he enjoys skiing, fishing, and watching Chicago sports teams.