Scott R. Murch, M.D.

“Whether I am treating conservatively or planning a surgical intervention, my goal is always to help my patients return to the job, sport, hobby, or lifestyle they want.”

Dr. Murch completed Medical School at the Medical College of Wisconsin, his residency at Baylor Affiliate Hospitals in Houston, TX and his fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity at University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Murch has been with Orthopaedic Associates of Wausau since 2012 as a Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon, specializing in shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand surgery including shoulder and wrist arthroscopy, rotator cuff repair, anatomic and reverse total shoulder replacement, carpal tunnel syndrome, hand and wrist arthritis, upper extremity fractures, and workers’ compensation injuries.

Dr. Murch was born and raised in Northern California and enjoys travel, water sports, exercise and chasing his three children.

“I like to be active and I know how important it is for quality of life. I like that, as an orthopaedic surgeon, I can help my patients return to the activities they enjoy.”


Undergraduate: University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Orthopedic Residency: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Hand & Upper Extremity Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Wexford, PA

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons (ABOS) - 2014

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Wisconsin Orthopaedic Society

Medical Specialties:

Hand Surgery, Anatomic and Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, Elbow Replacement, Arthroscopic Surgery (Shoulder and Wrist), Rotator Cuff Repair, Trauma, Sports Injuries, Nerve Compression Syndromes, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Hand and Wrist Fractures, Rheumatoid Reconstruction, Tendon Injuries, Trigger Fingers, Dupuytren’s Contractures, Workers’ Compensation Injuries.