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Meet the Sports Medicine Team

Dr. Patrick McKenzie


Team Orthopaedic Physician

Dr. Patrick McKenzie is an Oshkosh native and has served as an orthopaedic physician for the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh since 1995. Dr. McKenzie has a medical practice in Green Bay and serves as medical director and team orthopaedic surgeon for the Green Bay Packers.

Dr. McKenzie specializes in orthopaedics, and arthroscopic surgery. He received an undergraduate degree from St. John's University, Minn., a medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed his fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Ala..

He currently serves as president of the NFL Team Physician Society and is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, State Medical Society and State Orthopaedic Society. Dr. McKenzie resides in De Pere, Wis. with his family.

Dr. Matthew Downs

Dr. Downs








Medical Director/Team Physician


 Dr. Matthew Downs is a Board-certified pediatrician who has been working with the University of Wisconsin  Oshkosh since 2014 as Medical Director.  Dr. Downs covers all Titan Football games and other championship events hosted by UW Oshkosh. Dr.Downs received his Medical Degree from Marshall University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center - Pediatrics. He is currently working at Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh.

Wade Peitersen

Wade Peitersen 2013

Head Athletic Trainer

Wade Peitersen joined UW Oshkosh in August 1999 after serving as assistant athletic trainer at UW Stevens Point for two years. Prior to his tenure at Stevens Point, Peitersen was the director of training and conditioning at Peak Performance Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine in Oshkosh from 1995–97.

Peitersen completed his BSE in physical education at UW Oshkosh and his MA in physical education/athletic training at Western Michigan University. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainer's Association and the College Athletic Trainer's Society. Peitersen and his wife have two children and reside in Neenah.

Fall Sport: Cross Country/Women’s Golf

Winter Sport: Men’s Basketball

Spring Sport: Track & Field

169L Kolf Sports Center | (920) 424-7138 |

Jennifer Zuberbier


Assistant Athletic Trainer

Jennifer Zuberbier joined the UW Oshkosh staff in August 2007 after serving five years as an assistant athletic trainer at St. Norbert College in De Pere. While at St. Norbert, she was responsible for covering football, soccer, basketball and baseball.

Zuberbier completed her BS in athletic training from UW Stevens Point and her MS in educational leadership from UW Oshkosh. She is also a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. Zuberbier is a native of Appleton.

Fall Sport: Women's Soccer

Winter Sport: Men's & Women's Swimming

Spring Sport: Baseball

169I Kolf Sports Center | (920) 424-7141 |

Jack Johnsen


Assistant Athletic Trainer

Jack Johnsen joined the UW Oshkosh staff in August 2004 after serving five years as head athletic trainer at Carthage College in Kenosha. Johnsen completed his BSE in physical education at UW Oshkosh and his MA in physical education/athletic training at Western Michigan University.

Johnsen is a certified member of both National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Johnsen resides with his wife and two children in Oshkosh.

Fall Sport: Football

Winter Sport: Women’s Basketball

Spring Sport: Softball

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