Drew Hacker, LAT

Sports medicine
Children’s Wisconsin since 2013
  • Licensed Athletic Trainer - Physician Extender




Drew Hacker is a nationally certified and state-licensed athletic trainer who joined Children’s Wisconsin in 2014. He has served as the Ambulatory Supervisor for the clinical athletic training team since 2016 and works across all specialty areas within pediatric orthopedics. 

Before Children’s, Drew worked as an athletic trainer at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Sports Medicine Center. At Froedtert, Drew held the position of Director of Sports Medicine for a Division III college. Before that, he completed six seasons as the head football athletic trainer. Before taking over sole duties of athletic training services for football, Drew served as an assistant athletic trainer for the college's 18 intercollegiate sports during the 2007-08 season. He also served as the assistant athletic trainer for the Milwaukee Iron arena football team, and as an assistant for the Milwaukee Ballet Company, and the Milwaukee Wave professional soccer team.

A former club soccer player, high school football, and basketball varsity athlete, Drew is passionate about sports injury prevention, evaluation, and assessment for kids of all ages. He enjoys the lifelong pursuit of learning, speaking at conferences, supporting the athletic training team, and staffing clinics in the Orthopedic Service Line. Drew's passion is to provide the best and safest care to every child and family he interacts with and ensure each family leaves their visit with all questions answered, and education needed to reach their goals. 

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children.


  • Sports medicine

Areas of Interest

  • Sports medicine
  • Concussion management
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Education and Awards


  • 2007, Carroll University, BS


  • UW Milwaukee Athletic Training Program John Ochsenwald Outstanding Preceptor Award 2014