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Shawn P. Hennigan, M.D.


Shawn P. Hennigan, M.D. is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, with a subspecialty focus on shoulder and elbow surgery. As a subspecialist, he sees a large volume of problems ranging from relatively simple to very complex. He has a special interest in treatment of shoulder arthritis and rotator cuff injuries. Dr. Hennigan performs a high volume of total and reverse total shoulder replacement, rotator cuff repairs, as well as joint sparing salvage procedures for irreparable rotator cuff tears.

Dr. Hennigan joined Hand to Shoulder Center of Wisconsin in 2020, but practiced most recently in Green Bay, WI. He is originally from Philadelphia, PA where he completed medical school at Temple University. He went on to complete his orthopedic surgery residency at Rush University in Chicago, IL. After his residency, Dr. Hennigan completed his fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. Since completing his training in 2000, he has chosen to limit the scope of his surgical practice to caring for patients with shoulder and elbow problems.

Dr. Hennigan’s practice philosophy emphasizes compassionate, high-value care, while bringing the latest innovative solutions to his patients. He believes in shared decision making with an informed patient, with education about their condition of utmost importance.

Medical education is a growing emphasis of Dr. Hennigan. During his years in Green Bay, he has had the privilege of working with University of Wisconsin medical students in their clinical years and served as preceptor for the orthopedic surgery rotation. Additionally, through relationships with various implant manufacturers, he also serves as an observation site for visiting surgeons, teaching the latest techniques to other orthopedic surgeons from the United States, as well as international surgeons.

Dr. Hennigan and his wife have 4 children. Outside of patient care activities he enjoys traveling, exercise, cooking and has recently started pilot training.

Kyle Senn, PA-C, MPAS operates as surgical first assistant to Dr. Hennigan in the operating room.

Click here to be directed to Dr. Shawn Hennigan’s website for additional information and education.

Surgical Privileges

  • Woodland Surgery Center – Appleton
  • ThedaCare Regional Medical Center – Appleton
  • ThedaCare Regional Medical Center – Neenah